August 10, 2011

What I saw in… La Rochelle.

La Rochelle, France. Even though it was a bit overcast the day we were there, I could still imagine what this western seaport looks like on a sunny day. Focusing on the details again for this post, I can’t help but to notice the color blue, everywhere! What a beautiful common thread – from street signage to floor tiles, in all shades and form. The “Rue sur les Murs” sign (above) is such a classic French street sign. That navy, almost ultramarine blue is just beautiful with the white type.

… I’m not much of a floral pattern type of gal, but I do love this! Maybe it has to do with the fact that I was in France after all, and it really does look good with the black door on the left. Even I have to admit, the baby blue is very sweet.


… what really got me here was the checkerboard-like pattern on the ground. Not sure what that means exactly for pedestrians or drivers, but love the graphic quality of it. And can you see the blue awnings along the street?


… charming, isn’t it? A perfect little seaside cottage.


… at first glance, I thought, how strange to pair up the terra cotta red and black tiles with a blue gate? But somehow, they all work together, don’t they?

{ all photography by Peggy Wong }

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