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Sunday
Jul182010

Making Sens

Over the past three years, I've visited Sens about eight times.  Most of my trips were in winter, which meant it was dark when I left the office in the evening. Other towns have had a better share of my photography time, and I want to change this over my next few visits.

Our company is one of the major employers in this beautiful town.  I'm surprised to learn that the population barely touches the 25,000 mark.  There are many shops, some restaurants and three major supermarkets;  much more than one would expect in a small town.  Sens boasts an impressive cathedral and its streets follow the original Roman plan with many narrow lanes feeding the sentre.  Beautiful little houses line the roads on both sides, and the town is surrounded by a wonderful and simple promenade.

I'm in London today and will start my meetings tomorrow.  Having done the north of Scotland on my last visit, I'm heading east tomorrow morning to the Isle of Grain; and to Milford Haven in the west from Tuesday.  My camera is already in the bag.

Reader Comments (10)

Lovely pics! Visiting places steeped in history instils a sense of reverence for the place and feel humbled too. (My take) Nice feel of the quaint little place. And happy clicking. :)

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenteronlooker

This looks like a very nice place...it looks a bit gloomy so i wonder how the winters are ... nice pics

July 18, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterq8travelbud

Thank you so much for taking and sharing the pictures while you are busy with your work. Really appreciate it! Wow, it is such a nice homy little town that we surelly want to visit, except that the fountain water needs to be changed as the one in front of Avenue Mall (crystal clear), but don’t tell the french. LoL.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterPolar Panda

You visit great places the result great professional pictures..that makes sens!!

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered Commenterjoe's Box

:) To be fair, it was just after a thunder storm and there were leaves and bits everywhere in the air.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Thank you, onlooker :)

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

The place is quiet, yes, but not really gloomy. Maybe in winter - but then most of small-town-Europe is gloomy in the winter.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

:) Thank you Joe.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Bu Yousef, as usual beautiful pictures and lovely subject. I liked the cathedral the most.

July 19, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterSami Malallah

Cool pics! I like the 9th one from the top but I would prefer a little more symmetry ;)

July 24, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterMathai

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