R O I S
.. that's right, it's a journey
made of images of our do you travel around for the world.The photo, for those who observe it for the first time,can give rise to curiosity, amazement, and much more.
For us who publish them are our memory,that memory that over the yearsit can fade it can blur.
Images are salvation,love of discovery.click on the camera
will take you to the photogallery.
WRITE WHILE TRAVELING
Writing, imprinting on an moleskine an event, a sensation, a place.
I composed a diary for every trip,where I wrote down what I saw through writing.I have told the places with our eyes. I have written about particular places where you should go at least once.Of course they are only fragments of life, crumbs that can enrich a trip even just by reading.
Take a photo, tell about the photo.You who will read what you read, but where is it?
Unpretentious, ready to read
and go, without navigator, just a pinch of adventure,and a splash of probable unexpected.This is traveling. One click, a Moleskine, and a map.
France holiday travel diary 1999
Here we are on French soil is June 20, 1999 and we are heading towards the Baccarat crystal stores in the homonymous country, before reaching it we traveled the usual Milan Sestriere then Briancon and then on to Nancy detour to BACCARAT famous for its world famous glassware .Now in SAINT DIE in piazza Stanilas there is the truly spectacular Neptune fountain. The weather starts to spoil and we take the road to CONNANTRE for the night we stayed in the toll booth park, shaded and cool, too bad the weather was bad. This humid morning we disassemble and head towards LAGNY, we go immediately to buy Disnylan Paris tickets, for the next day with AE we had this possibility and also a very small discount. With this system we will not queue. Also on the internet with AE we also booked the viewing of the film with special effects "The boys shrunk." with passage without tails, perfect. We wanted to stop at one of the campsites around the hotel, but the prices are crazy (example: the David Crokett campsite cost 118.00 francs per night). We retrace our steps and find one in Lagny and with 180 francs for two nights we are fine, it is certainly always high, but never as high as those around Disnylan. We get up cold, the day we should spend outdoors gives us no guarantee of good weather. However, after a nice breakfast we take the road for this new adventure. Huge parking, 40 francs are 8.40 am and there are still plenty of free places. No queue at the entrance because the tickets we had made yesterday, so as not to waste time, let's go immediately to see "The boys tightened me" special effects, the armchairs moved, or the image enlarged that it seemed that the viper could have me biting, or spouts coming out of the front seat. Funny. Of course, all with three-dimensional glasses delivered at the entrance. This is just a small story, but the place is dreamy, it is also good for grown-ups who become, by magic, children. The two days have passed and reluctantly we dismantle everything and leave for REIMS. We arrive in the city and visit the majestic cathedral, then towards LAON we go to admire also in this case the cathedral and the town.After the tour in the city, we take the car and look for the campsite, the choice falls on that of LA FERE, a little one along the river, but nothing special. This morning we run away from the campsite and head towards SAINT QUINTIN Giro to also admire this basilica whose wonderful Gothic-style facade gives tourists well 173 sculptures carefully sculpted, depicting city life scenes. We go up again and stop in the city of ARRAS, we admire its famous square where all around 155 houses can be admired, in various styles, Gothic, Flemish, etc. We cannot go beyond the military museum "DE LA TARGETTE" the museum contains thousands and thousands of finds, of mannequins from the various wars, all on display behind maniacally curated showcases, in short a not indifferent collection. To visit. Attention Now the next destination is the ocean, finally we are almost there. And up north DUNQUERQUE awaits us with its history with its famous beach with the landing. The wind around here never fails, the gloomy sky and the heavy history make our passage melancholy. A small walk on the beach. We leave this sad page and continue, but to the south, the next stop is CALAIS, this is the closest point to England you can see the cliffs of Dover. Attention We are dazzled by the Overkraft, they look like huge lifebuoys that, through an air cushion fly over the water, unstoppable. We had never seen them. So we start the coast still south we decide to sleep in a camping on the ocean we are in BOULOGNE SUR MER, the castle museum of the city plays down the area, studded with monuments and museums dedicated to the landing, it is worth a visit. Reading the diaries of other tourists , have indicated an underground city that over the centuries has changed its dress many times. So we go immediately. Attention NOURS, this town was created in the Middle Ages, since then it has hosted many communities over the years. It has vegetable gardens, rooms for flocks, passages to get to the central hall, it could hold up to 3,000 people, and they were self-sufficient, they could live down there for years. In short, we were dazzled. The ticket is a little expensive, but it is worth 94 francs. It's late, the visit of the city took us a long time, we think that anyway since the darkness arrives around 11.30 pm, we will be able to find a campsite, but it started raining, so we decide that tonight we will sleep in the dry . We think that the town DIEPPE can offer us some choices. Mistaken. All the hotels are fully booked, the only one that could probably welcome us is the ETAP Hotel, the problem is that it does not have active reciving, but only automatic reciving, with AE acceptance. We venture into this complicated affair. After several attempts, and observed the guests how they behaved at the entrance. We managed to get in and get the key with the code. In short, very technological. The car is parked right under the windows, but at every noise you start to look out the window. We paid 180 francs for the room. We have breakfast by the ocean. We continue our diary towards ETRETAT, the road on the ridge is wonderful (d20) We stop at FECAMP to admire the Palais Bénédictine, a monastery. Here a monk invented the digestive Bénédictine. We continue on the ridge leaving our eyes at every curve. The cliffs are endless and seen from this road are truly majestic. Here we are at ETRETAT the walk to the top, the elephant drinking in the sea, we can't miss it in the world at all. In this stretch of coast there are many tourists, precisely because these cliffs are unique. Then given the time we decide to sleep here, camping is not really advisable. KIKKA Arsenio Lupine is said to have hidden the jewels stolen in a cave under the trunk of the pachyderm. We eat in one of the many restaurants in the city. The darkness comes very late so the good night with the black sky arrives around 11.30 pm. In the morning we head LE HAVRE HONFLEUR for the Normandy bridge, crazy to cross the Seine at 59 meters high, it is the highest cable-stayed bridge in Europe, to find out more you can stop 39 francs for each passage. After passing the humpback of the bridge both in Honfleur, the impact from the ultra modern to the historic city center makes us fall back into old Normandy, with its half-timbered houses with narrow streets made of cobblestones, from this enchanted place The cider and cheese roads start. To sleep we move to a less chaotic place LUC SUR MER, spend a day at the beach, and rest. The night was cool and we find ourselves in the morning an invasion of snails, we even climbed them on tires. We are aiming for CAEN, we cannot fail to see circular cinema. It is a circular structure where the public enter, installed inside it there are supports where spectators can support themselves for all the projection that takes place standing, because the viewing of the movie of the landing is circular. In addition to the very interesting documentary, the vision is also very particular. We have spent a myriad of villages all in dry low tide are all pearls not to be missed. Read the map. We wake up in one of these dry pearls Portabail is fascinating is incredible, and the bridge that is naked and then hides behind the high tide, this bridge leads to a walk on the beach and on the dunes, to visit. the gardens, well kept and the church. Now I wanted to visit the house museum of Cristhian Dior which is located in GRANVILLE. The house contains its history with unique pieces to be admired, a walk is not to be missed. 25 francs for two people. Now the cathedral of the cathedrals awaits us.MONT SAINT MICHEL, what to say, the whole world has already said and written everything so you have to live it take a walk going up and down those steps corroded by time and salt, admire the low tide and the sunset . We got carried away by the performance of the schef who was performing on the restaurant step, he was spinning this omlette, throwing it in the air, then still on the fire, of the kitchen placed against the wall of the house. We entered from la mere de Poulard. Well we ate almost nothing, except an omlette and they peeled us. Later in the upper town we ate Mulas Frittes to fill the stomach a little. Today time saved us, it was a very sultry day. The biscuits, however, are delicious, rich in butter, very tasty. We say goodbye to Normandy and we enter the other most famous region of France, Brittany. DINAN welcomes us, you have to walk through its streets to capture the medieval flavor of the city, it is a museum, on the streets, for houses, for shops but the walk not to be missed is those on the walls, which is accessed from the castle. In the morning by the ocean our map, made of notes, of now worn and corroded maps, indicates that our next stop will be GUIMILIAU, we don't want to miss one of the most beautiful parish complexes in France. It consists of a church dedicated to San Milio and the Calvary outside the church. It attracts curiosity. The Calvary, is in granite, inside there have been carved about 200 statues that go to represent 25 religious scenes. The gloomy of the sculpture, the sky still today leaden and the gravel that contrasts, gives me the impression of being catapulted into another century. We immediately move on, leaving for LOCRONAN, park the car just outside the town for a fee (15 francs) and start to immerse ourselves in another world, that of the Breton Renaissance, a little gloomy, a little austere. They managed to keep the whole city, which dates back to the fifth century as it was then, it thrived on the weaving of sails, now for its fabric and embroidery artifacts . I bought my initial, beautiful. For each house there is a shop. Another stop is CONCARNEAU, with its citadel. In fact, it is a city within the city, a drawbridge, it lets tourists pass inside, where you can admire the walls with its view, and many restaurants and shops, it is certainly very touristy, but it's worth it. After eating in the open city, we found a place to sleep just outside the city, the following morning heavy clouds clouded the well-known Brittany sky, but today they were even darker, we disassemble and as always a little damp we head towards LORIENT, the culture today concerns a visit to the submarine base, with a guide, obviously all in French, since it was a weekday and the bases are not as popular as the towns described above, only the three of us did the whole route. He stopped, he explained, he was very good, he spoke slowly and was very understandable. VANNES, here we are in another delightful city, half-timbered houses, old port, the gardens all around, in short, even this pearl together with the others described above is not to be missed, but to be lived at least for a few hours. From here the journey is not long because we stop at the BRANFERE park in LE GUERNO, it is an immense park, the animals are around, there is a kangaroo behind it, a peacock that makes the wheel to the right, a macaw that dazzles you with its colors on a branch, even the trees are dense, but planted with criteria and are cared for by expert people. The owners a Duke and an Italian noblewoman wanted to make this garden accessible to everyone. In fact, you can walk and have a picnic. The day flies. and we must travel to discover new places and faces. It is not very convenient, but for the survival of the park itself there is 100 francs + 10 francs for the map brochure. We take the D165 and stop for a refreshing swim in LA BAULE, the guides said it was one of the most beautiful beaches in Europe. Indeed 9 km of white beach without umbrellas of any kind give you the opportunity to relax and be able to take long walks on the bathroom, we stay overnight in BETZ SUR MER, precisely in Les Paludiers truly an Eden, to eat we go into a village, at that time had the low tide, it was a crazy vision, the name is CROISIC, a fishing village, with low and colorful houses, the peninsula points towards the ocean. We got tickets for Ocearium, fantastic, the jellyfish enclosed in the colored cylinders are wonderful not to mention the tunnel with the sharks that pass over your head, exciting. I had never seen an aquarium in this aspect. (96 francs very well spent) the food we veered towards the medieval city of GUERANDE, a beautiful medieval town, protected by its walls which protects it not only from enemy assaults but also from fresh and salty water which flow right there into immense salt pans. We continue in fairy tales and go to the castle enchanted by JOSSELIN, we do not enter because we are overtime, then we adapt to admire its walls and the characteristic village that surrounds it. It really feels like being in a storybook. But haime, time is running out and we turn our gaze to VITRÈ, where we stop for the night. The campsite is the municipal one, where you enter without problems, you can sit wherever you want, and then the next day the caretaker asks you for the documents and the money for the night. It is clean small and at the entrance you will find a cascade of flowers and a well-kept garden. Attention I highly recommend it (40 francs) Armed with a good dose of patience and a desire to ski, we are going to go to the wonderful palace of VERSAILLE, what to say if not what has already been written and said. a marvel, to be amazed. The gardens are lost in sight, a trip with the train is recommended, given the vastness of the surface, if you want there is also a carriage ride, romantic. This morning we wake up and our goal is to have breakfast in Rue De Rivoli PARIS, there is the Segafredo shop just opened, and we cannot miss an all-Italian coffee. After the good coffee, we went to buy tickets for the Louvre at 24 Rue De Rivoli, at the message boards. This is because so tomorrow we will not queue at the checkout, but we will go through Rischelieu's entrance, and we will be immediately inside. OKKIO this is an interesting suggestion to buy time. Then I wrote down the path suggested by Travel PArigi. The Louvre is immense and you ca n't visit it if you don't have a precise path, you risk not seeing anything. After 4 hours of walking here we are in front of the most interesting work of all. La Gioconda, what to say about the year hanging in the room of the Italians, but too many people do not let us admire it as we would like. When it is time for dinner and we go to the Latin quarter where after being assaulted by music, joy and chaos, we sit in a pizzeria and bite, hungry and tired, a pizza, good, or bears will have been hungry. Driving in Paris is not easy everyone is fast, in the roundabouts, if you go out alive it is a success. However, we throw ourselves into the fray and this morning after having disassembled everything we decide that the last greeting before returning home will be from the DEFENSE, after various attempts we have managed to find the parking space, also in this case to be out of breath, the eyes on this journey fallen from emotion over and over again. We promise that we will return more calmly. Such a fascinating city should be enjoyed little by little. Day after day, our French zigzag this year too.
Just a few numbers, just to get an idea of the costs.
6,131 km chopped in 20 days
total petrol 620.00 lire
total holiday expenditure 3.076.000 lire
OUR CREATIVE HOBBIES
Below is our showcase on the world. We liked being able to share our creations with the web objects, all completely handmade. For each object you will find a description and its use. It is obvious that being unique pieces, they cannot be identical, because precisely created one at a time, with patience and passion.if you have any ideasacome up when you see them, just contact us and your project will be carried out together.
THROW AN OKKIO
.... if you have come up to here, we thank you with this latest gem.Take a look inside this room and you will find little stories from our life.
R O I S