2. End of summer on the hill
Where I end up with a hangover before attending a wedding
Last week, I’ve posted photos of the hill in the countryside where I go often, and I said I was going to explain why I write in English.
I spent a lot of time on the hill at the end of August and the beginning of September because there was an annual party there that takes always place at the end of the summer, and there was a wedding I attended, at the same place, the week right after the party.
I’m not very interested in parties anymore, I think I’ve had more than my fair share in my life, but this one is for friends and is very family-oriented so I feel it’s OK for me to go.
My parents didn’t take me to a lot of parties when I was a kid but I remember being alternatively excited and bored.
It’s all about friends and family, in the late summer nights, on the magical hill.
Even if I’m a bit shy, I always end up enjoying myself and dancing a little, with the help of a few glasses of local beer.
The morning after, I realized I drank a little too much, and I was not the only one. It felt good to just lie in the shade, waiting for the headache to go away.
I love this place.
The night after the first one, we cooked a lot of duck breasts (magrets de canard).
The kids love the atmosphere on the hill. The old houses. They feel free.
I don’t photograph weddings. I made an exception because it was family who got married, my wife’s nephew, and his bride.
So, why do I write in English ? There’s many reasons, but the first ones are that I don’t necessarily want to be read by people who are too close to me. They know me already. I also enjoy the feeling I’m sharing moments of my life with people faraway, without borders. It’s also a way to keep using a language I love, and used to live and work during so many years.
I think we live in a time where social networks made it actually difficult for photographers who had the trust of people around them to take their photos but who do not want to be overexposed. It feels different here. I enjoy sharing more photos in a more informal way than on the social networks.
I hope you enjoyed this week’s post, as I am slowly adjusting the the format. I might talk about the number of photos and editing next time.
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Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing!