Exploring Corsica by car or even by bicycle!

Exploring Corsica by car or even by bicycle!

At the end of June the Tour de France is coming to the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica for the first time. The dramatic mountain scenery, with many a hairpin bend and breathtaking views down to the sea, will make the most magnificent setting for what will be...
A Merula and a wonderful week in Corsica

A Merula and a wonderful week in Corsica

Last September I spent a superb week on the island of Corsica in the seaside town of Calvi. I’d arranged the trip to coincide with the annual festival Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi. You can read all about the amazing time I had in my post ‘Ancient...
Ostriconi Beach, La Balagne, Corsica

Ostriconi Beach, La Balagne, Corsica

Ostriconi beach, in the north-west of Corsica, is sublime. The view looking down over the beach from the road above is simply stunning. At the viewpoint from where I took this photograph last June, if you turn a little to your right you will see a river gently winding...
Calvi marina by night – capturing great photos after sunset

Calvi marina by night – capturing great photos after sunset

Calvi is a wonderful town in La Balagne region of Corsica and the evening is a great time to photograph the marina with the 500 year old citadel in the background. The right light There’s about a ten minute window when the light is just right to get this type of...
Find a little taste of paradise in Calvi

Find a little taste of paradise in Calvi

Calvi is a wonderful town on the beautiful Mediterranean island of Corsica with an impressive citadel looking down over a luxury yacht filled marina. I’ve visited Calvi many  times, both on holiday and whilst on photography assignments for...
Images of la Balagne, Sounds of A Filetta

Images of la Balagne, Sounds of A Filetta

In my last post I shared with you my experience of the wonderful festival held every September in Calvi Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi  hosted by the polyphonic singing group A Fileta. For those of you not familiar with this form of singing...
Ancient squares and cobbled alleyways overflowing with song!

Ancient squares and cobbled alleyways overflowing with song!

Every year Calvi’s citadel, which was built over 500 years ago, is the stunning setting for Rencontres de Chants Polyphoniques de Calvi. Although I’ve visited Corsica a number of times, this was the first time I’ve been lucky enough to be there for...