Just some random day shots from the surroundings, including some quaint houses (once of which a watermill) located deep within a valley… the final shot is a “Pain” vendor in village of Alban (the closest bakery).
Two storms coming in, with lighting in between them… the red/yellow glow in the distance of many of the images is from the city of Albi.
These images were captured the same night as the previous post… the Milky Way was incredibly bright. In many of the images you will also notice streaks of light, these are not airplanes, but are in fact meteors whizzing past earth at speeds of 208,800 km/h (129,700 mph) from the annual Perseid Meteor Shower!
That last image in the gallery (star tail) was a 1,397 second exposure (f 5.6 / ISO 1000)!
First settled during the bronze age, Albi, an ancient town with a rich history is most known for its massive Sainte Cécile Cathedral and surrounding buildings in the center of town of which almost all are built using the Languedoc-style red brick.
Afternoon trip to the picturesque French village of Ambialet, which is located right in the middle of a neat little bend in the Tarn river (map).
The final photos were taken in one of the many tunnels along the D172 road that you need to take to get to Ambialet… and while some are not even lit (!!), most are barely wide enough for two cars… even our little rental (Nissan Note).
I opened my very own sports bar last month, which is why my photography has taken a turn to the quiet side…
Either way, if you find yourself in the neighborhood, stop by for a drink!
Vesper Sports Bar
Unit 12 (2nd floor)