Monday, 14 October 2013

Dans le nord-ouest des Etats-Unis et en Bretagne...

Indian Relay Races Pendleton 2013
The return of VDP! I hope you are all well! Thank you for your visits while I was away! I know most of you haaaaate terribly long posts but I have to somehow show you what VDP has been up to over the past month! VDP enjoyed the Indian Relay Races and rodeoing at Pendleton Round-Up in Oregon! This above is Tyler Peasley, of the champions Omak Express Indian Relay!

VDP, le retour ! J'espère que vous allez tous bien et vous remercie pour vos visites pendant cette absence ! Je sais que la plupart d'entre vous détestent les billets fleuve avec trop de photos, mais il faut bien que je vous montre ce que VDP a fait durant le mois passé ! VDP s'est amusée au rodéo du Pendleton Round-Up dans l'Oregon et a adoré les courses de relais indiennes ! Ci-dessus, Tyler Peasley, champion avec l'Omak Express Indian Relay !

VDP got lost and found churches on the prairie in Idaho!

VDP s'est perdue et a trouvé des petites églises sur la prairie dans l'Idaho !

VDP enjoyed the stunning Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming, seen here from Cunningham's historic ranch cabin!

VDP a adoré le parc national Grand Teton dans le Wyoming, les rocheuses vues ici du ranch historique Cunningham.

VDP loved the Badlands on the Wind River Indian Reservation in Wyoming!

VDP a aussi adoré les Badlands (mauvaises terres) de la réserve indienne Wind River dans le Wyoming!

VDP admired the gorgeous and intricate beadwork on the moccasins, leggings, and generally speaking on the Native regalia (not 'costumes', please), and thoroughly enjoyed the drumming!

VDP a admiré la beauté et la délicatesse du perlage sur les mocassins, les jambières et les tenues amérindiennes et s'est éclatée au son des tambours.

VDP couldn't help thinking of Robert Redford while gazing at Liver-eating Johnson's grave in Old Trail Town, Cody, Wyoming.

VDP n'a pas pu s'empêcher de songer à Robert Redford en regardant la tombe de Johnson le mangeur de foie à Cody, Wyoming.

Actually, VDP took a bit of a trip back in time in Cody.

A vrai dire, VDP a pris une machine à remonter le temps à Cody, la ville de Buffalo Bill (William Cody de son vrai nom).

VDP had a strange drink at Buffalo Bill's hotel...

VDP a bu de la salsepareille à l'hôtel de Buffalo Bill... mais ne s'est pas transformée en Schtroumpfette.

Gunfight at the Irma Hotel.

Règlement de comptes à l'hôtel Irma.

VDP saw some amazing landscapes like this at the entrance of the Bighorn canyon.

VDP a vu des paysages incroyables comme celui-ci, à l'entrée du canyon de la rivière Bighorn.

VDP spent a lot of time on the road!

VDP a beaucoup conduit !

It was with great pleasure that VDP saw the Yellowstone river again in Montana.

C'est avec grand plaisir que VDP a revu la rivière Yellowstone dans le Montana.

And finally, VDP spent an absolutely fantastic if very foggy day with MB, CDP blogger of Stanwood, Washington and Bob in Mount Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest! It was so good to see you again!

Et finalement, VDP a passé une journée formidable quoique très brumeuse avec MB blogueuse CDP de Stanwood dans l'Etat de Washington et Bob dans la forêt nationale du Mont Baker-Snoqualmie !

You think your ordeal is over? Think again!
Vous pensez en avoir fini ? Raté !

VDP enjoyed amazingly warm and beautiful October weather in Quimper and took the boat to the tiny isle of Sein, a small outpost of France on the Atlantic. Seen here above are the iconic Raz promontory and La Vieille ('old lady') lighthouse.

VDP a eu un temps sublime et chaud à Quimper. VDP a pris le bateau pour l'île de Sein. Ci-dessus, la pointe du Raz et le phare de la Vieille.

Below, shots of the isle of Sein.
Ci-dessous, des images de l'île de Sein.
Goulenez lighthouse and St-Corentin chapel.
Le phare du Goulenez et la chapelle St-Corentin
There are no cars on the island, what a joy!
Il n'y a pas de voitures sur l'île, quel bonheur !

VDP thanks you for your patience, back to Versailles tomorrow!

VDP vous remercie pour votre patience, retour à Versailles demain !


Sylvia K said...

What a wonderful trip ;you've had, Ciel!! Wish I could have "bumped" into you somewhere here in the northwest!! Your pics are terrific!! Thanks for sharing! I can just imagine how tired you must be, but I know it was worth it!!

Jack said...

I am seriously impressed. You visited some places in the American northwest that I have not seen. Wow. You are very fortunate.

And, Quimper too? Superb!

Thanks for sharing these lovely photos from two outstanding vacations.

EG CameraGirl said...

Welcome back, Ciel. It looks like you had a fabulous time away. You certainly saw a lot!

Michelle said...

What a fantastic trip you took! So nice to have you back, Ciel!

Randy said...

You saw so many wonderful things to build memories on. Welcome back.

Bob Crowe said...

What a spectacular trip and such photos! You visited places in the US we have never seen.

Welcome home, too.


So so many treasured sights and a fab tour! Thank you! You gave us a bonus with the sweet view of Quimper - I'd *love* to travel to these places:) Welcome back!

Dave said...

A fantastic break and all those places. Did you buy some more cowboy boots?

Rob Siemann said...

Tres chouettes photos! Tes bottes de cowboy avec eperons ont du faire sensation en Bretagne, lol!

Stefan Jansson said...

Looks like you had a really fun time.

Cezar and Léia said...

Spectacular post ornate by historic places, life, adventure, awesome images, breathtaking landscapes, poetry in beautiful compositions, great details (j'adore les mocassins!) and lots of inspiration!Merci! :)

Tanya Breese said...

welcome back and i enjoyed seeing what vdp has been up to! great pictures!

Lowell said...

These are fantastic. It's going to take a little time to go through them and absorb the plethora of photographs. What a trip and your pictures reflect the fun you had. I've not spent a lot of time in the PNW, but it certainly is a wonderful part of this country and in many ways is reminiscent of the PSW where I have spent a lot of time.

The photos of Quimper and Sein were especially nice as I've never been to either place.

Thank you for sharing!!!

LOLfromPasa said...

All postcard beautiful shots. Wonderful!

VP said...

So many exotic and beautiful shots! You are really partial to the North West of countries: your favorite place in Italy should be Piedmont!

Stuart said...

These shots are fabulous! As we say in the States, you should now be tanned, rested, and ready to resume VDP duties. I hope you avoided the US govt. shutdown problems, e.g., at the Tetons.

Loree said...

What an amazing road trip you have had. We were at the Grand Tetons and West Yellowstone this summer. Lovely photos :)

Anonymous said...

Very much enjoyed your images of the American West! I hope you will be sharing more of them. :-)

Gorgeous waterfront images from France, too!


PerthDailyPhoto said...

Welcome back Ciel. Fabulous series of images, I especially love the Quimper shots, looooove the lighthouses so much.

Kay L. Davies said...

I'm so glad I came looking for these. It would have been a shame to miss them.
We are planning to go Yellowstone next year on our way home from a driving holiday, with our dog, to New Mexico and Arizona.
I love the photo of the Wyoming badlands. With the different layers of rock, they're much more colorful than our Alberta badlands.
And I think "Gunfight at the Irma Hotel" might not have been a Hollywood movie hit, but that fellow's chaps, boots, spurs and gunbelt sure look authentic.

JM said...

Great series, Ciel! It must have been a wonderful journey in the US. Favourite shots: the Bighorn Canyon and the fog. Love both.

James said...

Looks like you had a wonderful trip. I enjoyed seeing your photos.

Thérèse said...

Quel voyage et quels souvenirs!
Je l'avais loupe ce billet,bien que tu l'ai mentionne...