Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.

Castellane is a commune in the Alpes-de-Haute-Provence department in southeastern France.

I was driving around in Provence and passed through the town of Castellane, which is a very old city located upstream of the Gorges du Verdon. There was a bit of an overcast and as I’ve driven over a mountain where I saw this scene transpire. I pulled over, took out the Camembert cheese, croissants, and the French wine I bought from the town the proceeded to find a spot enjoy a picnic and enjoy this view. The Sun would break free from the clouds every so often and illuminate the town below, I couldn’t resist this play of light and I was hoping it would illuminate the granite face that has a church, so I ran to my car and took out my camera and tripod…sure enough, this image came to fruition, it’s probably one of only two images I’ve ever taken in the region. #alwayswanderlust

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Castellane, Provence France