This blog on New Caledonia is for those of you who ever wondered what life on a tiny island in the South Pacific might be like. Tired of bracing winter winds, the stress of an inner city or simply dreaming of a life change? This is a blog about what happens when, in the words of Yogi Berra, "you come to a fork in the road, [and] take it".

01 December 2005

Paradise in Blue

Photo by Laurent Guiader, 2005.
How many blues can you count? And did you know that New Caledonia has mountains? Indeed, we do. This photo was taken this last weekend - from a jet ski. The tiny island before you is not New Caledonia, but another little ilôt. We are just on the other side.


stevie said...

Hello darling.

I went to the newly reopened De Young Museum in San Francisco this past weekend. Besides the building being quite something, and seeing the old familiar permanent collection, not to mention lots of new things, they have a gigantic section devoted to the Oceanic Arts!!! There was a map which showed you, plus some art and artifacts from your neighborhood!

tiffany- said...

This is the most beautiful place! I want to come visit now. Sigh. Thanks for sharin git with us all. =)

Anonymous said...

Absolutely stunning photograph! I only just learned about the country of New Caledonia today (can you believe it!?) and I must happily admit that I am VERY impressed! What a marvelous country and marvelous blog. Cheers to the photographer!


Dorian Wacquez

Julie said...

Thanks very much for your kind comment, Dorian. I have relayed it to my husband, the photographer. And yes, we couldn't agree more - New Caledonia is indeed magical!

Best wishes,