Reflections on Annecy Le Vieux

April 21, 2014 | As told by David from .

Spring has started in Annecy le Vieux

I look up and there are mountains in the distance, a fog that swallows them whole, new blooms on the trees – red and purple and white, like a sunset that grows from the earth.




As beautiful as these ancient streets are

with their cracked cobblestone and stucco walls, the clear canal that runs through them, the bright wooden shutters on the windows, just one look at the mountains in the distance…





This city has no dead ends. There’s always some hidden passage, some tight alley of yellow and orange and blue stone, some archway you can duck under and escape into something new.




Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

You don’t have to be a Christian to pray here. You don’t have to have any religion at all.





About the Author | David

We'll just keep walking like this, until some place claims us, and we're home.

  • Claire Hetherington

    April 26, 2014 at 9:06 pm

    I used to drive through Annecy on my way to ski in the mountains and often thought “this is a town I could happily live in”. Maybe someday still!

    • David

      April 27, 2014 at 3:10 pm

      Hey Claire, long time no speak! That’s so cool you stumbled across our blog :-) How are you and your parents? We think / talk about you guys often.

    • Lou

      April 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Yes Claire, so good to see you here!

  • Chelsea

    April 26, 2014 at 10:21 pm

    The photos are beautiful! And the comment about “no dead ends” sold me. I love exploring places and always want to see what’s around the bend. Wandering around the hidden passageways sounds like an adventure!

    • David

      April 27, 2014 at 3:11 pm

      Thanks, Chelsea :) Yes, I know – Lou’s photos are just out of this world. How is Boston?? From the updates I see on FB it looks like you’re way happier there than NYC.

  • Larry

    April 26, 2014 at 11:16 pm

    The pictures and descriptions are gorgeous. What a fabulous way to spend a part of Spring. Oh yes, and the Annecy Chamber of Commerce owes you one!

    • David

      April 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Uncle Larry :-) You guys *must* come hang with us out here. That would just be amazing.

  • Adrienne

    April 27, 2014 at 10:43 am

    Love the pictures and the poetry. Truly beautiful and Larry has it right. Annecy owes you one.

    • David

      April 27, 2014 at 3:12 pm

      Thanks, Mom :) That really means a lot. Love you.

  • Marlene Lewis

    April 27, 2014 at 2:45 pm

    Beautiful, David! I love all of the new escapes…new places of adventure…love you!

    • David

      April 27, 2014 at 3:13 pm

      Hey, Aunt Marlene! It was so great talking to you guys yesterday. I’m glad you’re enjoying these posts. What do we have to do to get you guys out here with us?? Love you too :-)

  • Diana

    May 1, 2014 at 3:08 pm

    Hello You Two Beautiful Beings!!!
    France, hm? Wonderful. Perfect for you right now.
    Beautiful photos and words. :)
    I’m off to Tanzania this month – for three weeks.
    All is well!
    Love you lots and miss you! XXXXoo

    • Lou

      May 3, 2014 at 12:21 am

      Hey Dianna! It’s so good to hear from you! We miss you very much and talk about you often. We were in France, but now we just got to Portugal and we love it here! Can’t believe you’re going to Tanzania! That is so exciting! Are you going on vacation or…? Love you too and hope we can see you soon.

      • Jolyn

        June 25, 2016 at 1:20 am

        Now I feel stidpu. That’s cleared it up for me

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      June 25, 2016 at 1:34 am

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  • paula

    September 9, 2014 at 5:49 am

    :) Lovely stained glass lighting!

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