Photographer's Note

Of course the most significant place to be in the little village Collioure in South of France is by the front to the sea, sitting at the cafes for a coffee or beer. But you may also find interest in the small back alleys of old town where the famous tower of the church barely can be seen. As here an empty street in old town, a grey day of February.

The ’Jewel in the Crown’ of the Pyrenees Orientales, with its 17th century church and ramparts, and Royal château (13th century), Collioure delights its visitors again and again with its quaint cobbled streets and breathtaking views across the port. and is a clear reminder that Catalalonian culture is still very much alive. A colourful, lively tableau of street artists, restaurants and boutiques, this resort captured the imagination of famous artists of the past such as Matisse and Derain, Picasso,Dufy Chagall and Marquet and the artists influence is still very much in evidence. Writers, poets, singers and painters fell under Collioure’s charm setting up their easels and immortalizing the small Catalan harbour in their works.

Yet another HDR work.

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Additional Photos by Jack R Johanson (jrj) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4529 W: 494 N: 7430] (34843)
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