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calm before the tempest and then

Some miscellaneous thoughts and photographs before and after a tempest in Antibes.

Imagine for the moment that the man sitting on the wall (left) is the only person left on earth.  The only sounds he hears is the curling of the waves and the gentle whispering of the breeze and some gulls crying.  He hears no car horns.  No planes.  No shouting from humans.  No sirens.  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

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As the last man on earth he becomes accustomed to calmness, to patience, to deferring judgment.  He may not respond immediately unless pricked.  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

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Then the storm blew into Antibes.  I have mentioned in other posts that parasailors come out to play when the wind blows.  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

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On tway to the Fort Carré is the large harbor where many yachts and sail boats are moored.  Between the harbor and the main road that goes along the coast to Nice is a sculpture (above) that faces the harbor.  I got under it and looked up.   (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

I walked a path between Fort Carré, where it faces the Mediterranean Sea, and the harbor.  In places the sky was bleak and gray and threatening.  The wind blew.  Rain fell occasionally  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

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Finally, I walked to the east end of the Fort and looked toward Nice.  It was much nicer there.  It looked safer and more gentle.  (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)

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  1. Lisa #

    that para-sailing/boarding looks fun! You should try it sometime. Date: Tue, 17 Mar 2015 15:03:54 +0000 To: lisa_wylie@hotmail.com

    17/03/2015

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