We humans are conditioned to be careful as to how much time we spend in the sun on a daily basis. Now although the sun is good for us, in small doses, it is also damaging in more ways than one. I happen to worship the sun and while vacationing in the French Riviera, I must say, I have a difficult time staying indoors.
So to avoid over exposure, while still enjoying the sunshine, I normally spend the middle of the day (when the UV Rays are the most damaging) walking through the backroads of the towns aligning the coast. Typically the backroads are (mostly) in the shade because of the narrow alleyway-like streets and the closeness of the buildings facing each other on either side of those “street”.
This combination, not only makes for the best hideaway from the sun, but also gives me a chance to cool down naturally while enjoying the scenery. 🙂 Oh silly me.
Here are some of my favorite (touched up) photos of our treks through the backroads of the French Riviera.