Sunday, January 6, 2013

Collioure, France

 One of my favorite photos of Collioure taken at night during our stay on May 9th, 2012. Located very near the Spanish border; it has many fortifications including the Chateau Royal de Collioure and the Fort Saint-Elme stronghold.  It has been a part of France since it was taken by French troops in 1642.  

In the early 20th century Collioure became a favorite of many artists.  Pablo Picasso signed a sketch that hangs over the bar in the hotel where we stayed.  There are over two thousand paintings hanging in that one hotel.  Any artist would be, and still is today, inspired by the medieval streets, the port with a lighthouse and fishing boats. 


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