If you can’t be home (U.S. Navy) I can’t think of a better place to be in the Summer of 1986… or any year for that matter!
Have a beautiful day and thanks for stopping by! – Chris
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Just some souvenirs from my ever so short time in the South of France in 1986.
Cannes to Monaco-Monte Carlo.
Cannes to Marseille.
Marseille to Gap.
There’s tired and then there’s Sailor tired! After a long day of sightseeing and a few local beers… the long train trip back to Cannes from Monte Carlo.
Thanks for your visit!
As part of my ship’s port visit to Cannes, France, I was able to take an all too short trip to Marseille from Cannes and then on to Sisteron. Not quite the full French Alps but close. A charming little town with some nice views of the mountains. Unfortunately I had to be on the next train heading back south so I at best had only an hour to walk about.
The quality of the scans are not the best as satin paper does not scan well at any resolution. All images were taken with my Canon F-1 (1978 Version) on Kodak Kodacolor negative film.
Marseille train station?
Pretty sure that this was at the train station in Sisteron. Although I could have made it all the way to Gap.
I didn’t take notes as I shot these images – 31 years later I can’t recall exactly where they were in Sisteron or were they in Gap?
All the best and thanks for your visit! Oh by the way, if you recognize any of the scenes please let me know where they are. Thanks
Some recently found images from a short stop in Monaco and the French Riviera in September 1986. Original images are from my Canon F-1 on Kodacolor film – scanned with a Canon CanoScan 9000F Mark II. The prints are on satin finish paper which does not scan well – at all!
Casino de Monte-Carlo.
Monaco police caught in casual mode.
The TVG that I did not take from Marseille to Paris!
At the casino, I was invited for a change of clothing as my casual American attire was too casual for the likes of the casino. Nice clothes – and they were happy to store my camera gear for me and watched us US Navy Sailors like hawks!
Wonderful port visit overall – we were anchored out off the coast of Cannes along the French Riviera and travelled to Nice and Monte Carlo.
Thanks for your visit!