Rhone region views

While in France, we had spent a lot of time in the car and during that time we had seen some parts of France which were lovely. Alot of the time, it was not possible to stop on the side of the road to take photos, hence there were times when I had to take photos while the car was on the move – while my wife was driving.I did manage to successfully capture a few interesting images, which I have posted below.

I have seen M. Chapoutier’s wines from the Rhone region on sale in the UK, and hence when I saw this sign, I felt I had to take a photo of this.

M. Chapoutier sign
M. Chapoutier sign

Cote Rotie is one of the famous Northern Rhone appellations, producing great wine. Here you can see vines growing on the sloping hills with the Cote Rotie sign amidst it.

Cote Rotie sign
Cote Rotie sign

The image which stands out the most are the grape vines grown on the sloping hills of the French terrain, creating a pattern of the green rows of vines contrasting against the bare ground separating the vines from each other. It is almost like there hills have had a hairdresser braid the ‘hair’, which in this case are the vines, into straight lines.

Vineyard with grape vines growing on the mountains
Vineyard with grape vines growing on the hills
Vineyard with grape vines growing on the mountains
More grape vines growing on the hills

These are probably the views which I think of when I recall about our holiday in France – beautiful. And the fact these photos were taken with my Olympus E-P5 camera from a moving car through the windows, just goes to show that even under non-ideal shooting conditions the beautiful views from France can still be captured.

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