Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge # 65: Pick a Place

Where to pick…shall I go for Transylvania, Provence, Cuba, Andalusia?

In the end, I have plumped for Catalonia…

The French region of Pyrenees-Orientales — known to some as Northern Catalonia. The light was just stunning, even in mid September – as you can see in this view taken along the coast, south of Collioure, approaching Spain:

Horizon – Mid

We rented a small gîte up in the hills, and here is the view from our terrace with the Pyrenees beyond

We had heard of Collioure, and we’re determined to see it, and it didn’t disappoint. Beautiful light. I loved the narrow streets, washing hanging outside, and Mediterranean life.

Blue shutters, French catalonia

A place that entranced me was the tiny Prieuré de Serrabona

A lovely little place with a cloister opening out to the mountains, and some magnificent carvings

Prieurė de Serrabone

Linked to Lens-artist’s Photo Challenge at Tina’s here


  1. A great choice, Sue. I spent a few days in Collioure years ago, and have done the drive from Nice to Barcelona – wonderful coastline. I’m amazed we never bumped into each other on our travels

  2. Looks like a great place. I’ve been through there on the train

  3. Looks like my kind of place.

  4. Looks like a great place and the drive Debbie mentioned is inviting!
    And your photos are classic Sue style
    Shadows – some of the patina – and quite depth!

  5. pam@ichoosethis

    What is it about balconies with laundry??? I love these kind of shots!!

  6. What a charming place, Sue. Lovely photos. Love the laundry one. 😃

  7. A truly special place Sue, loved this one. My fav is the shot of the cloister but they’re all terrific. Never heard of this place but looks very visit-worthy!

  8. Ana

    Beautiful place!!!

  9. Fabulous memories, Sue! Glad I nipped back for this one 🙂 🙂

  10. Great choice, Sue. You showcase it well.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  11. Oh, how tempting this all looks! Beautiful.

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