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Pictures for Pam, Day 99: Nice Selfie (France, lol!)

Pictures for Pam, Day 99: Nice Selfie (France, lol!)
(+3 insets!)

We went to France.

Back in the end of April, Steve and I travelled to the Provence area of France for two weeks. It was the first overseas vacation we'd had for years and both of us were so excited! What a surprise we were in for...

We made a lot of mistakes. We packed too many places into our itinerary. We tried to do too much. We planned everything--even down to the exact route we'd drive. Classic mistakes that we should have recognized. We didn't. Both of us were sure it would be The Best Trip Ever!

Unfortunately the end result was that we came home unsure if we ever wanted to travel again. Yes, we did have a lot of fun times, saw so many cool things. Got gigs of pictures. But for me, just MENTIONING France put me into a tailspin of depression full of miserable memories and swirling emotions. There was a lot of bad mojo on that trip. Worst Trip Ever...

Time passed. It's taken a lot of effort to understand everything that went wrong on that trip. The problems were more than just about travelling together. But I'm happy to say that Steve and I are in a much better place and we have been for a couple of months now. We have learned a lot about ourselves and both of us have grown so much. It's been really great...and the icing on the cake is that we can finally look at our France trip and remember all of the fun we had!

The proof that I'm truly happy again is that I can FINALLY look at my France photos! And my, oh my...the pictures!! THERE ARE SO MANY of them! Where in the world do you begin?

You start at the beginning. If I don't go through my pictures this way, I'm going to miss stuff along the way, and by looking through them in order, I'll remember more too! I'm going to add pictures from our trip to France into my mix of photography, so stay tuned for more from France! :)

My main picture was in the first few that I took once we got into our Air B&B apartment in Nice. It was such a cute place and I grabbed my camera as I wandered around appreciating the details. In the bathroom I found a really cool mirror with a lovely bezel around it. I thought, "Let's take a selfie just to say that I'm in France at the beginning of this awesome adventure!" At the same time I took a picture of the cool bezel. You'll see an artistic abstract in one inset and another inset which shows what the bezel looked like. Fun stuff!

Note: if you want to read my second France post, it's here:
www.ipernity.com/doc/290645/48136884

By the way, I woke up to snow on the ground and ran out to take a picture before it all melted in the bright sunshine, and I've included that as an inset too!

Pam, where in the world have you travelled? I know you are originally from England...but did you live in several places there? Where else have you been? I love to travel and I've had the chance to go to a lot of different places in my life so far. About a dozen States, Mexico, Belize, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, England, France, Netherlands, Switzerland, Lichtenstein, Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, Greece, and Australia. What about you?

I hope you guys are doing ok...right now a windstorm is shaking the house and a big storm is headed our way...SENDING SOUP YOUR WAY! :D

Explored on 2/16/19, highest placement, #1.

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36 comments - The latest ones
 sasithorn_s
sasithorn_s club
Lovely selfie from your trip to France, Janet! The three insets are also brilliantly taken.
I love the beautiful panoramic scenery.
Hope you and Steve have a lovely, sunny weekend:)
20 months ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
LOVE THE SNOW SCENE.

YES.. LIVED MANY PLACES IN THE UK.

TRAVELLED TO/IN FRANCE/SPAIN/GERMANY. HOLLAND AND ALSO HONG KONG WHICH I LOVED
20 months ago.
 Dominique 60
Dominique 60 club
coucou janet !!
20 months ago.
 Damir
Damir
YOU SHOULD NOT LOOK AT FRANCE WITH ONLY ONE BIG CANON EYE,
TWO EYES CAN SEE BETTER !!!
SORRY THAT MY COUNTRY DISAPPOINTED YOU.............
;-))))
20 months ago.
 Jadviga Grase
Jadviga Grase club
Glad to see you ! :)
20 months ago.
 sea-herdorf
sea-herdorf club
Ein starkes Selbstportrait, Janet.
Die Zentrierung auf der rechten Seite gefällt mir sehr gut.

Freundliche Grüße und ein schönes Wochenende
Erich
20 months ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
It looks if you are using a Canon !!
Nice 'selfie' Janet.
20 months ago.
 Frans Schols
Frans Schols club
Schitterend selfy,Janet,interessant is de plaatsing van het gezicht,rechts uit het midden.
Bedankt voor de leuke beschrijving.
Vriendelijke groeten.......Frans.
20 months ago.
 Jocelyne Villoing
Jocelyne Villoing club
Coucou Janet... bon WE à toi avec beaucoup de photos sous la neige, ici le grand bleu et même pas de froid cet hiver, je suis au centre de a France dans une région qui s'appelle la Sologne.
20 months ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Marvelous shots and selfie!

Admired in:
www.ipernity.com/group/tolerance
20 months ago.
 niraK68
niraK68 club
tolles portrait, Janet
mal überlegen, wo war ich?USA(training course), Japan, Schweiz, Rom, Paris, Schweden, Dänemark, Moskau, RSA, Namibia
20 months ago.
 Trudy Tuinstra
Trudy Tuinstra club
we made the same mistake travelling in the USA. if we winn the lotery we will do it over, taking our time. Great portrait!
20 months ago.
 Boro
Boro club
;o) Joli selfie !!
20 months ago.
 Zulma
Zulma club
Dear Pod Sister: this is a good one!!! Feliz sábado. Besitos y abrazos.
20 months ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
The PiP's are terrific as always Janet. I like your selfie....we cannot see you pouting behind the camera though ;-)) I look forward to seeing your pic's from France. I think the enjoyment of holidays depends a lot on who you go with and how you get one. I had a disastrous trip to Rhodes!! Have a great weekend and keep warm.
20 months ago.
 uwschu
uwschu club
Das Leben ist zu kurz, um zu Hause zu sitzen :-)!
Schönes Wochenende für Dich
20 months ago.
 RHH
RHH club
My favorite kind of selfie - with a camera for a face.
We make detailed plans when we travel but always go at our own pace and make adjustments to our plans when necessary.
20 months ago.
 Nicole Merdrignac
Nicole Merdrignac club
Très belle photo avec notes. Nicole.
20 months ago.
 Noisette du 11
Noisette du 11 club
Hello, Janet !
20 months ago.
 cammino
cammino club
Eye to eye :))
20 months ago.
 Tanja - Loughcrew
Tanja - Loughcrew club
Heya Janet...nice to see you!
.....the words you wrote...I know what you mean...but we should take, what life gives to us...who knows how long it´s possible to enjoy the gifts we´re given!
All the best for you....I like this selfie a lot ;)
20 months ago.
 Betty【ツ】
Betty【ツ】 club
What a pity that you and Steve didn't enjoy your trip to France! It feels very strange to know that you were on the ground in my homeland.... I can't wait to see your pictures of France ;o))
Have a nice weekend, Janet !
20 months ago.
 Boarischa Krautmo
Boarischa Krautmo club
Nice to meet you ;-)))
the best cure for bad travels are more travels.....
20 months ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
I am sorry to hear that your trip to France wasn't a happy trip that you had hoped for and that is only now that you can appreciate it. I love this picture of you, and as for the bezel around the mirror - just beautiful. I have a similar pattern in the glass in my doors in my home.

I could hardly believe how much you have travelled - I'm much older than you, but my travels aren't nearly as varied as yours. I've been to the Netherlands, France, Spain, Greece and Turkey - I've always wanted to visit the US but haven't been able to and to be perfectly honest, I don't think I'm ever likely to unfortunately.
20 months ago.
 micritter
micritter club
Gorgeous selfie. Beautifully composed.
20 months ago.
 Meral Alkim
Meral Alkim
So beautiful!
20 months ago.
 FarbFormFreude
FarbFormFreude club
yeah Janet, sometimes it is just like that, for most of us. There are also songs About this Kind of experience ... www.ipernity.com/doc/1507718/41176638/in/album/880984
20 months ago. Edited 20 months ago.
 Esther
Esther club
You need a sense of humor when you travel. The unexpected will happen and things won't go as planned. It looks like you dealt with it and I am happy that you can now focus on the good memories.
20 months ago.
 Sylvain Wiart
Sylvain Wiart club
Un bonjour de France :-))
20 months ago.
 ROL/Photo
ROL/Photo club
Hello Canon/Janet
20 months ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
:)

Happy new week:)
20 months ago.
 Peter_Private_Box
Peter_Private_Box club
Hi Janet

Nice picture, and nice Pip too.
Interesting story, but you know I have taken so many trips over to Europe, and I still plan out the routes and daily itinerary months in advance.. The success of this is in my many different albums, so not such a daft idea!!

Best wishes
Peter
20 months ago.
 Let Them Breathe
Let Them Breathe
Camera… full of pictures, no doubt!
20 months ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Hi, Janet ! Nice to meet ya !
20 months ago.
 Sami Serola
Sami Serola club
Hello! =D

And those panorama images you post every now and then on PiPs are great!
19 months ago.
 Susanne Hoy
Susanne Hoy club
That's a great portrait. I like the way you photographed yourself with your camera. The blurry bokeh is beautiful. The insets are also great. Especially I like the first inset which structure looks like grains of gold.
19 months ago.

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