Have you ever heard of Béziers, a town in the South of France? What is it famous for? Why did I visit it? For my trip to Southern France last December, I chose lesser-known cities such as Aix-en-Provence, Arles, and Béziers over the famous ones including Nice and Cannes. I love getting off the beaten track.
I come to Béziers without knowing much about the town. Christmas Day is a good day to walk along the streets of Béziers because it is completely quiet. While walking under the warm sunshine, I notice something quite spectacular that I have not seen in any other places. The balconies. The steel work. The colors. Sophisticated. Intricate. Diverse.
I cannot find any balconies that are the same. They are all different within a short walk. Fascinated by this new discovery, I try to capture as many balconies as I can. It is like playing detective work and the target is the beauty of the balconies.
The organic patterns of the balconies remind me of the late-19th-century architectural style of Art Nouveau. Anyone knows more about the history of the architecture of Béziers?
25 December 2016