Jul 19, 2015 – [Sunday] WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Half and Half

Arcachon, France, taken on August 26, 2012

The first time I visited the Dune du Pyla in Arcachon, I felt like it was the clearest day of that summer. The sky was so blue, the sand was so golden, and the stairway built to reach the top of the tallest sand dune in Europe could have been a stairway to heaven itself. The curve of the dune seemed to split the scene in half and half (although the ratio wasn’t exactly 50-50) – blue-and-gold, sky-and-sand, above-and-below, heaven-and-earth, cool-and-warm… 😉

August 26, 2012 – Beach

Beach time! In my two years of “temporary” residence in Bordeaux, today was the first time I visited Dune du Pilat (or Pyla), the largest sand dune in Europe. I really think photos of the dune don’t justify how gigantic it really is – my sister and I got a thorough work-out just climbing that thing! We chilled at the beach and played in the water for a little while. Good ol’ Atlantic Ocean! I still prefer Wasaga beach or any freshwater beach though. Getting salt water into my mouth wasn’t exactly the best experience in the world! 😦