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I guess it was time for me to post some photographs in a more conventional TE spirit. Hope you’ll enjoy this journey spent in Catalonia, rather far from Barcelona’s ramblas.

This is where the Catalan Pyrenees meet the Mediterranean coast. Sparkling Collioure bay, with its nooks and crannies, has inspired many artists: Matisse, Derain, Dufy, Juan, Gris, Picasso...

The château-royal which dominates the harbour, was founded by the Templars in the twelfth century, rebuilt and used as a summer residence by the kings of Mallorca and Aragón two hundred years later, and modernized by Vauban after the Treaty of the Pyrenees.

The château-royal separates the two little ports, with their fishing nets, brightly coloured Catalan boats, its old streets with colourful flower on balconies, its seaside promenade and its terrace cafe, bar and boutiques.

The light in Collioure is fantastic, whatever the hour of the day.

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