Travel Memories 2: Cannes

The Carlton Hotel, Cannes.

Back to 2008 for this photo. I was living in London, and the weather in August that year was dreadful: wet and grey and cold. On the spur of the moment, and desperate for some sun, I booked a trip to Nice for the bank holiday weekend. What bliss! Sun and blue skies and warmth, and, of course, France. Cannes is only a 30-40 minute train ride from Nice, so I went there too and ogled the rich people, the expensive yachts and the private beaches. I’d heard of the Carlton Hotel in association with the Cannes Film Festival — we’ve all seen photos of film celebrities posing at that hotel! — but was still surprised to see it in the flesh, so to speak.

Travel Memories: a single photo from a trip — one that always makes me smile, or reflect, or want to go back.

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22 thoughts on “Travel Memories 2: Cannes

  1. The glam set! 🙂 🙂 Doesn’t it look swish? I suppose it’s a good reminder that English summers have always been variable, Karen. I think this has been a good one, but that might only be my distant view. And in the light of Covid the weather almost becomes irrelevant (says she who’s always complaining about being too hot! 🙂 )


  2. The only Carlton Hotel I have stayed in was in Mumbai and it was nothing like this. This reminds me of the ‘old lady’ hotels in Montreux. Not living near to an airport makes these kind of trips difficult, but spur of the moment ones are always fab!


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