Bandol Gold

Looking eastwards across Bandol Bay: Fountain in the Square: Looking south across the Med

Looking eastwards across Bandol Bay: Fountain in the Square: Looking south across the Med

AnElephantCant stay away from Bandol
It is his favourite place in the civilised world
A Mediterranean jewel
So warm and so cool
Just the thought of it makes his wee tootsies curl

His hotel on a hill is Les Galets
Which translates as small stones or pebbles
Far in the east lie high mountains
Towards Centre Ville* flowered fountains
AnElephant soon forgets all his troubles

The marina is home to an armada
Sea breezes rattle ropes off the masts
Under a parasol’s shade
With refreshing lemonade
He watches les vieux play boules in la place

School children at sea: Statue in town square: Cannon at end of pier

School children at sea: Statue in town square: Cannon at end of pier

The promenade today is host to the market
With produce from all over Var Region
Cheese ham and good wine
Olives and nuts from the Pine
Exotic fare for a boring Glaswegian

Once again he is drawn to the water
It continues to exert a strong pull
The pier goes on and on
To a medieval cannon
And les enfants learn sailing at school

A magnificent 50-metre break-water
Separates the Med from Renecros Bay
A broad crescent of sand
Creates an idyllic strand
Where like Lou Reed AnElephant spends a Perfect Day

Renecros Beach with mysterious footprints: Renecros Bay showing the breakwater

Renecros Beach with mysterious footprints: Renecros Bay showing the breakwater

*Centre Ville – Town Centre
Les vieux – old fogeys elderly gentlemen
Boules – petanque
La place – the square
Les enfants – the brats children

About AnElephantCant

An artist/writer/poet combination whose blogs reflect an approach to life that celebrates nature and takes a tongue-in-cheek view of most issues. So you get rhymes and doodles, photographs and comment. Irreverent and irrelevant. Occasionally funny, sometimes serious, mostly pointless. https://anelephantcant.me/
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16 Responses to Bandol Gold

  1. julespaige says:

    Les Galets…that’s what I write every day here:
    http://julesgemstonepages.wordpress.com/
    small observational pieces or other such non-sense.

    Oh, I’d like to be in a school on the ocean blue!
    Thanks for your visit to my zoo…

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  2. Penny L Howe says:

    Yes, a piece of heaven for sure. I must have been wonderful being there! 🙂 xx

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  3. adinparadise says:

    Beautiful photos, and I like your rhyme. 🙂

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  4. bulldog says:

    This certainly looks ideal
    for a place that to us would appeal
    that a bulldog with mace
    could take up his place
    at the table of Noah and Mable.

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  5. beautiful photographs Brian…. as always… I’m glad you’re enjoying your holiday there 🙂 hugggs

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  6. Loved the verse and the pictures of a lovely blue Mediterranean. My post earlier this month also is about my wanderings in Antalya on the Mediterranean coast.

    Shakti

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  7. Alastair says:

    AnElephant certainly likes his journeys
    Enjoying yourself and having fun
    From America to the Med
    The joys that you said
    Basking in the heat and the sun

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