St Guilhem Le Desert, France, Herault

St Guilhem Le Desert, France, Herault
St Guilhem le Desert is a little village in the Hérault department of France. St Guilhem is classified among the most beautiful villages in France (Les plus beaux villages de France), and its inhabitants are called the Saute-rocs or even Saute-rochers (rocks leapers, rocks jumpers). The history of Saint Guilhem le Desert goes back in the year 804. Guillaume (Guilhèm in the Occitan language), Count of Toulouse and Duke of Aquitaine, describes the region as a ‘desert’, because there is …

Washington DC, United States

Washington DC, United States
Washington DC, formally the District of Columbia is the capital of the United States (It is not part of the state of Washington, to avoid confusion). The signing of the Residence Act on July 16, 1790, approved the creation of a capital district located along the Potomac River. The City of Washington (named in honor of George Washington), was founded in 1791 to serve as the new capital of the United States. I had the opportunity to travel to Washington …

Switzerland Valais Derborence

Switzerland Valais Derborence
Derborence, its cirque and its lake, are located near the town of Sion in the canton of Valais, Switzerland. The history of the site of Derborence, dates back to 1714. Terrible landslides are caused by the detachment of large rock masses that have detached from the mountain range, formerly named Scex de Champ. Causing the death of 15 people and hundreds of animals (wild and livestock) the disaster was considered as the devil’s work. The mountain range was renamed Les …

Palavas, Carnon, Mediterranean Sea

Palavas, Carnon, Mediterranean Sea
Located in South of France, on the Mediterranean Sea shore, the towns of Palavas (Palavas-Les-Flots) and Carnon are a big attraction for tourists who are visiting the Gulf of Lion in Languedoc-Roussillon, during Summer time. Their beaches are a nice playground for kite surfers, beach volleyball and beach tennis players. There is no big waves, so it’s not ideal for surfers, but you can see some from time to time. Personnaly, I prefer the periods when there is much less …

Las Vegas – Yosemite Park – Road Trip USA part 3

Las Vegas – Yosemite Park – Road Trip USA part 3
Hi photographers and road trip lovers, This is part 3 of my road trip in the USA in 2011. Continuing the road trip adventure from Las Vegas to Yosemite Park, before to go back to San Francisco. Leaving Springdale and Zion National Park, we took a ride to Las Vegas, Nevada, to spend a night there. I must say that I didn’t take that much photos in Las Vegas, as I spent nice time with my sister and friends, and …