The ever changing coast. From rugged and sheer granite walls to lovely quiet beaches. The tide-difference is many meters, changing the setting even further. The western parts of the coast is hardly covered with vegetation, due to the prevailing winds blowing in salt.. but the eastern parts are covered with lush vegetation (orange trees, palms, eucalyptus). The ever present sea is preventing temperature from dropping really below 0 in winter... this is perfect for sub-tropical plants..
Everybody will tell you 'if you spend a year in Brest , you may have a chance to see the sun on .....august 15th.' Ok it's not the best part of France for sunbaths and sunburns but forget theses bad tales ..............euh!!! just in case.......Take a rain coat! nothing special. rain protection for camera!!!! Try it!!!!!!!! taste like an adventure !!!!
Porteplume's new Brest Page
"Tout semble s'être réuni ici pour séduire et effrayer, pour étonner, pour frapper l'imagination, pour jeter l'esprit aux vertiges de l'immensité et du mystère, pour faire comprendre que c'est ici la fin du Finistère, Finis Terrae, du monde ancien."
"Everything seems to have met here to seduce and frighten, to amaze, to strike the imagination, to throw the spirit to the dizzinesses of the unlimitedness and the mystery, to make understand that it is here the end of Finisterre, Finis Terrae, of ancient world "
(G. Toudouze, Péri en Mer, 1889).Vue sur Concarneau - [own photo]Travaux - At work - Werk in uitvoering - Translations will follow soon...