Jan 26

C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures

by in france, italy, photography, travel

I’ve been meaning to take a brief inventory of the last year, my favourite memories and subsequently my favourite photographs. In chronological order, here is a visual recap of what was an incredible year including an itinerary something like this: Canada, Italy, France, Italy, France, England, France, Canada, France. Oh la la! C’est trop!

My local Burnaby library, where I spent very many hours working to launch my business, preparing for my trip to Europe and enjoying the incredible north shore views. This one taken with my beloved Brownie Hawkeye.

January 2012: My local Burnaby library, where I spent very many hours working to launch my business, preparing for my trip to Europe and enjoying the incredible north shore views. This one taken with my beloved Brownie Hawkeye.

 

Arrived in Italy where, despite having little-to-no kitchen, I ate better than ever.

March 2012: Arrived in Italy where, despite having little-to-no kitchen, I ate better than ever.

 

Joined Travel Bloggers Unite for a few amazing days in Assis and exploring the beautiful region of Umbria.

April 2012: Joined Travel Bloggers Unite for a few amazing days in Assisi, doing what bloggers do, exploring, tweeting, eating, writing, learning.

 

Explored Isola Maggiore on Lago Trasimeno in the lovely, lush region of Umbria.

April 2012: Visited Isola Maggiore on Lago Trasimeno in the lovely, lush region of Umbria.

 

The seaside in Bari where I escaped from my work and took many long walks breathing in the Adriatic air.

May 2012: The seaside in Bari where I escaped from my work and took many long walks breathing in the Adriatic air.

 

Back to my home in Bari, where a friendly photographer friend took me to shoot this church near Conversano, Puglia.

May 2012: Back to my home in Bari, where a friendly photographer friend took me to shoot this church near Conversano, Puglia.

 

Joined a host of bloggers in Bologna, Italy for Blogville, finding out everything there is to know, do and see in the region of Emilia Romagna.

May 2012: Joined a host of bloggers in Bologna, Italy for Blogville, finding out everything there is to know, do, see and taste in the fascinating region of Emilia Romagna.

 

A Muslim woman enters an Orthodox church in Bologna for morning prayers. What I learned: early Sunday mornings make for amazing photographs.

May 2012: A Muslim woman enters an Orthodox church in Bologna for morning prayers. What I learned: early Sunday mornings make for amazing photographs.

 

June 2012: From Bologna to Paris for business and a visit to the Grand Palais where I discovered the happiest and most colourful art installation I have ever experienced. What joy courtesy of artist Daniel Van Buren.

June 2012: From Bologna to Paris for business and a visit to the Grand Palais where I discovered the happiest and most colourful art installation I have ever experienced. What joy courtesy of artist Daniel Van Buren.

 

June 2012: From Paris to Rouen, where I discovered the place I would spend the rest of the year (or more!).

June 2012: Paris to Rouen, where I discovered the place I would spend the rest of the year (or more!).

 

June 2012: Sometime in the late spring I returned to the south of Italy and in early July went back up the coast to Rimini for more Blogville and beaches.

June 2012: Sometime in the late spring I returned to the south of Italy and in early July went back up the coast to Rimini for another week of Blogville and beaches.

 

July 2012: Rimini offered a week of blue skies, blue water and beautiful sunshine.

July 2012: Rimini offered blue skies, blue water & beautiful sunshine.

 

The endless sunflower fields near Rimini, in Emilia Romagna, were unforgettable.

July 2012: The endless sunflower fields near Torriana, in Emilia Romagna, were unforgettable.

 

July 2012: One of the first things I learned in France: how to make macarons!

July 2012: One of the first things I learned in France: how to make macarons!

 

August 2012: I spent the summer on the back of the scooter in Rouen.

August 2012: I spent the summer on the back of the scooter in Rouen.

 

August 2012: And I learned (again!) that just because a boy is cute doesn't mean he's nice.

August 2012: And I learned (again!) that just because he is cute doesn’t mean he’s nice.

 

August 2012: I spent a weekend in London where I was nominated for a Study Travel Magazine award: Star New Agency - the professional highlight of the year!

August 2012: I spent a weekend in London where I was nominated for a Study Travel Magazine award: Star New Agency – a professional highlight!

 

August 2012: just a few nights in London and my first time actually in the city (and not only at Heathrow airport)!

August 2012: A few nights in London & my first time actually in the city & not only at Heathrow!

 

September 2012: I discovered what I love most about Rouen - the Sunday market at Place St Marc!

September 2012: I discovered what I love most about Rouen – the Sunday market at Place St Marc!

 

Back to Canada for Thanksgiving to spend time with family and friends and reorganize myself, preparing for life in France.

October 2012: Back to Canada for Thanksgiving to spend time with family and friends and reorganize myself, prepare for life in France.

 

November 2012: Getting to know Paris more all the time.

November 2012: Getting to know Paris more all the time.

 

December 2012: Christmas in Paris!

December 2012: Christmas in Paris!

 

December 2012: Several weekends spent in Paris, wandering, photographing and discovering the fabulous French street art. This is Le Mur des "Je t'aime" in Montmartre.

December 2012: Several weekends spent in Paris, wandering, photographing and discovering the fabulous French street art. This is Le Mur des “Je t’aime” in Montmartre.

 

My favourite view of Paris, taken shortly after Christmas and my final photo of 2012. Love the depth and detail of this city.

My favourite view of Paris, taken shortly after Christmas and my final photo of 2012. Love the depth and detail of this city.

 

Well, it didn’t seem like a lot of traveling at the time, certainly less than what I’m used to, but upon reflection I did manage to fit in a few countries and adventures. What does 2013 hold? I’m starting the year off in France, planning on Spain and maybe Germany. And possibly Italy. And potentially … ???

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7 Responses to “C’est la Vie: 2012 in Pictures”

  1. From dave sage:

    amazing work jeanette. it captures what looks like a pretty exciting year

    Posted on January 26, 2013 at 5:01 pm #
    • From jeanette:

      Thanks, Dave! Can only hope 2013 is just as good!

      Posted on January 27, 2013 at 4:52 pm #
  2. From Loicleg:

    Belle galerie Jeanette ! รงa nous fait voyager tout รงa ! ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted on January 28, 2013 at 4:14 pm #
  3. From Allan Schroeder:

    yeah… you’re not living life at all ๐Ÿ˜‰ Some of those are really good, enjoyed the set. Looks like you had a great year for photography.

    Posted on February 6, 2013 at 4:29 pm #
    • From jeanette:

      Thanks for the vote of confidence, Allan! It was good year indeed! ๐Ÿ™‚

      Posted on February 6, 2013 at 4:35 pm #
  4. From Gayla:

    Beautiful album and amazing journey! I really like the photos of Paris and Italy – two of our favorite travel destinations ๐Ÿ™‚

    Posted on July 6, 2013 at 11:35 pm #
    • From jeanette:

      Thanks, Gayla!

      Posted on July 7, 2013 at 2:43 am #

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