This is the view looking down the hill from the city of Lacoste, Vaucluse.
Lacoste is a small, medieval town and commune in the Provence in Southern France. It belongs to the
Vaucluse département and has some 400 permanent residents, doubling in size during the height of summer tourist season.
Lacoste is a picturesque old mountain village overlooking the village of Bonnieux and the Grand Luberon Mountains to the east, and flanked by Mont Ventoux to the north, and the Petit Luberon to the south. The vernacular architecture and cobblestone streets give the impression of a village where time has stood still. The oldest building in the town, the Maison Forte, dates back to the 9th century while the nearby Pont Julien remains one of the oldest standing examples of a working 1st century B.C. Roman bridge.
Lacoste is best known for its most notorious resident, Donatien Alphonse Francois comte de Sade, the Marquis de Sade, who in the 18th century lived in the castle overlooking the village. Following a series of incidents involving local women and the police, the Marquis fled the country but was eventually imprisoned. His castle was partially destroyed in an uprising in 1779 and was later looted and plundered by locals.
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amcolli (569) 2008-03-01 4:09
bellissima questa esplosione di primavera intorno alla villa con piscina (come mi piacerebbe averla per seconda casa..., anche se non saprei quando andarci)
jorgi (3810) 2008-03-01 5:11
I love this tiny little world of almost whole beauty there is. Adorable traditional houses made of local materials with marvelous scenery of white trees full of blossom. It looks so warm and domestic, a divine little place of sincere and honest beauty. No flashing lights, no traffic jams, no rush, just a place to walk along this white path and embrace its beauty. You managed to capture all that within one shot. Marvelous.
AKITA (15125) 2008-03-01 8:25
Lacoste is one of my favorite villages in Provence.
your this shot and previous one were taken the April, when cherry blossom bloomed. and cloudy light in this your shot showed us quiet and rather melancholic air there, in my feeling.
in Japan it is said "Hana-gumori"(a cloudy day during the cherry blossom season).
P.S. my shots of Lacoste(in TE) were in autumn, fine day.
lousat (58414) 2008-03-01 16:40
Ma che bel posticino,con tutti gli alberi in fiore...grazie per avercelo mostrato,buona Domenica,Luciano
rodgerg (55767) 2008-03-03 11:49
Ho visitato Lacoste 15 anni fa, uno bellissimo villagio.
Mi piace molto questa tua bella foto perché mi ricorda questa visita ma anche perché la tua foto è molto bella, una compzione che mostra la posizione dell villagio nello paesaggio.
Silvio1953 (99177) 2008-03-04 6:03
Ciao Franco, delizioso luogo piano di pace, pare incredibile che ci abbia abitato un tipo come il marchese di Sade, bella composizione con le stradine bianche e gli alberi in fiore, bravo, ciao Silvio