Belonging

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One may travel around the world and see many beautiful sights
Yet there is nothing more enchanting, nothing drawing more sighs
Than coming back to your homeland and taking in that particular light
Eyes devouring, heart fluttering as a delicate and fragile butterfly
Every fibre of your being responding – the immediate bonding
That fierce and devastating love – the unique feeling of belonging

I was born and bred in Burgundy but I have a deep love for the South of France.
Villefranche-sur-Mer adjoins the city of Nice – it’s a breathtakingly beautiful little jewel nestling on the French Riviera – the photographs don’t do it justice.

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*All photographs are my own*

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31 thoughts on “Belonging

  1. Beautiful post and photos! I am agree with what you say about your homeland. I was born in Italy and moved to USA only in 2002. When I wrote my last poem “Over the Hills” I was thinking about my homeland and my family there. I love France I have been there three times Beside Paris I loved all the Atlantic coast Normandy, Britain and more it was beautiful I have great memories of amazing places. πŸ™‚

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    1. Oh, I didn’t know you were an expat too!
      Except you’ve moved much further away than I have, England is only next door to France really…
      I think Italy is the most wonderful place, the food, the art, the culture, the beautiful scenery…gosh I could wax lyrical about it for hours! πŸ˜‰

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    1. You would love it – so would your wife and the children πŸ™‚
      I’m going to check out whether you’ve done that “allergic to E” challenge in a minute. I got all excited when I read Pepper’s post and saw she had nominated you – I really want to see how you’ve tackled it πŸ˜‰

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  2. Hey πŸ™‚ I really like these photos. Oh wait, I speak French, hence let me write the comment in French πŸ™‚

    Salut madame, j’aime beaucoup cettes photos. Je suis maltaise, mais je voudrais visiter la France, en particuliΓ¨r La Tour Eiffel. Est-ce que vous ecrivez quelques articles en franΓ§ais?

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