One of the advantages of living in Paris is the fact that the Normandy is only a 2.5 hours ride away and whenever I can, I’ll go there. The fishermen’s pier
was bought by the town of Luc-sur-Mer in 1972 from their neighbor’s town Ouistreham. It was deconstructed and rebuild and is made of an exotic wood, named Sideroxylon (literally “Iron-wood”), according to this article. Another interesting fact is that this type of wood comes with some particular properties: a very high density – it doesn’t float in water, but sinks.
Another advantage of going there often is obviously the many occasions to take images of the same subject. The environment is changing constantly and with important tidal coefficients, the sea is sometimes very far away and on other days the pier is completely in the water. And quite often, you will meet fishermen trying their luck and you can definitely have a good chat with most of them. I keep updating this blog post with more pictures from time to time. Besides, the below images have been treated with Affinity Photo – as described here,