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Trips to France over the years. We have stayed at a house, La Bastide Neuve, a few times, which is just east of a little town called Cereste, which is
east of Apt, which is, in turn, east of Avignon, the largest regional city and terminus for the TGV (great fast train) from Paris. Other houses can be seen on Homes Away webiste.

With my brother and mother







Kids eating ice cream







The hotel my mother and I stayed at it in Moret while visiting my brother
The hotel my mother and I stayed at it in Moret while visiting my brother.





Roussillion, France in infrared







Downtown Roussillon, France







Downtown Rousssillon, France







The road from Cereste leading to the driveway to our house, on the right along the trees







The road from Cereste leading to the driveway to our house







Driveway to La Bastide Neuve, Cereste, France
The driveway to one of the houses we had a few times, La Bastide Neuve.







A view of the property of La Bastide Neuve







A shed, part of La Bastide Neuve, France
No, although along the driveway, this is not the house itself.







poppy fields of Cereste, France
Poppy and lavender fields surround the house and much of the region.







poppy fields of Cereste, France







Pasha and the twins in the pool








Father and son. This is one of my favorite shots from the trip, taken during a hike in the valley.







Just a tree in a valley during one of our hikes around Cereste
Just a tree in a valley during one of our hikes around Cereste.







my brother in law wearing his usual summer sweater
My brother in law wearing his usual summer sweater.







father and daughter
My brother in law with daughter.
















Kids playing in a pool
The pool at the back of the Cereste house in Provence.







My two sisters
My two sisters.







House outside Cereste, France















Arched doorway into backyard garden







Roussillon
A view of the lanscape around the Cereste house from a local hilltop town.

 




Wavy in France
Pasha reminds me of a film director here talking with brother, "Wavy."







Mothers photographing their kids playing soccer
Here come the mothers to photograph the kids playing soccer. Ok, I'll join in.







mother shooting son







David Carpi in France







I'm surprised Mr. Director bothered to take the cigar out for the shot! I'm surprised Mr. Director bothered to take the cigar out for the shot!







Father photographing son
Father shooting son.







French cherry trees
The cherry tree next to the kitchen. We ate a lot of cherries.







one of my sisters
Youngest sister "Poops" (Lisa, mother of Lindsay and Spencer) being herself.







kids playing soccer
Brother and older sister playing soccer.







smoking a cigar with camera







Is that a Nikon?  How embarrasing. Is that a Nikon? How embarrasing. He has since converted to a Canon 5D. I think he still has the Hass somewhere.







Photo shoot







Child portrait by Peter Carpi
One of my photos that I particularly like.







Child strut
Another one of my favorites, Biggie in his strut.







family playing futball







Luberon Valley
Another shot of the Luberon Valley.







black and white of southern France







pot with flowers
















goofing off







kids sitting on a bale of hay
All the siblings together.







Biggie with Ruthanne Carpi
Biggie on Ruthanne, my mother.







Mother and child







Ruthanne Carpi at a French palace







inside the palace of Fontainebleau







Fontainebleau palace
My brother was finishing his Wharton MBA in Fontainebleau, where INSEAD is based.
He was staying in a small town called Moret just to the East of Fontainebleau.
This was a Napoleonic palace of Fontainebleau.







Giverny in black and white
The next few photographs are of Giverny, probably best known for Claude Monet's work done there, about half way between Paris and the English Channel.







Giverny in black and white







Giverny in black and white







Moret, France at dusk
Moret, where my brother was staying, has one main road through town,
with large gates on either end. It was a picturesque town, although
it must be boring as heck to live there full time.







downtown Moret, France







My favorite photo of Moret
My favorite photo of Moret.







Moret, France























































Apt, France fro above
Apt from above.








There was lively debate on whether this was snow or white rock. I refused to give in, it is snow!
Later addition: in a subsequent trip I went to the top of the mountain, it is white rock, although it was cold enough for snow - this is the mountain in the Tour de France race.































playing with the camera
Playing with the camera.
























































The director trying his hand at painting. While in Rome....















Lindsay Poodle relaxing
Lindsay Poodle relaxing.
































We usually had breakfast and dinner together as a family.  Provincial feasts.
We usually had breakfast and dinner together as a family. Provincial feasts.







A hilltop town we hiked to, known for it's red pigments.
A hilltop town we hiked to. I think this one was known for it's red pigments.








B&W.








Infrared.







The photos from this point on were not taken by me,
rather my mother, Ruthanne Carpi.
Thanks Mom!























































































































































Okay, I lied, these last five I took during my first trip
to France in 2000. These are all scanned from the
days of film cameras, hence the grainy look.








Pasha bowling with hay barrels.








































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