A Sea of Blue and White Umbrellas

A Sea of Blue and White Umbrellas

The Côte d'Azur is most definitely azure. These umbrellas and the people under them are on the beach in Nice, France.

I didn't stay long, only part of an afternoon for something to eat and a little wander, but it looks like a nice place - no pun intended. It's certainly touristy though. And hot.

Undoubtedly, the most interesting thing I saw there was an actual french police chase. A man on a little motorbike was making laps around a small block, constantly looking over his shoulder to see how far back the police were. They were not far behind despite being not as maneuverable through the traffic. It was straight out of a movie. The car had no markings and had the light slapped on the roof, wailing away and the passenger cop was holding onto the window frame yelling at the driver.

After a few laps, the pray zoomed down the street past us, then came back again and then was gone. Police car following the whole time.

About five minutes later, we saw a patrol car slowly drifting down a street, checking side alleys so I think the guy actually got away.

I often wonder what it was they were chasing him for.

None of that has anything to do with this photo and I never got a photo of the chase as we were sitting in the car heading out of town when the chase happened, but I figured I'd share the story.

My other beach photographs can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-08-16 12:52:53
Posted: 2013-01-28 | 15:36





A Sea of Blue and White Umbrellas

A Sea of Blue and White Umbrellas

The Côte d'Azur is most definitely azure. These umbrellas and the people under them are on the beach in Nice, France.

I didn't stay long, only part of an afternoon for something to eat and a little wander, but it looks like a nice place - no pun intended. It's certainly touristy though. And hot.

Undoubtedly, the most interesting thing I saw there was an actual french police chase. A man on a little motorbike was making laps around a small block, constantly looking over his shoulder to see how far back the police were. They were not far behind despite being not as maneuverable through the traffic. It was straight out of a movie. The car had no markings and had the light slapped on the roof, wailing away and the passenger cop was holding onto the window frame yelling at the driver.

After a few laps, the pray zoomed down the street past us, then came back again and then was gone. Police car following the whole time.

About five minutes later, we saw a patrol car slowly drifting down a street, checking side alleys so I think the guy actually got away.

I often wonder what it was they were chasing him for.

None of that has anything to do with this photo and I never got a photo of the chase as we were sitting in the car heading out of town when the chase happened, but I figured I'd share the story.

My other beach photographs can be found in the gallery.

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Camera: NIKON D90
Lens Type:
Focal Length: 10 mm
35mm Focal Length: 15 mm
Exposure: 1/500 sec
Aperture: f 8
ISO: 100


Taken: 2012-08-16 12:52:53
Posted: 2013-01-28 | 15:36


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