Posted on July 18, 2017
This gargoyle – I believe it’s in the form of a griffin – sits looking out from the roof of Chateau de Meillant, in central France. (Incidentally, I haven’t edited the colour of the sky at all – it really was that bright.)
Posted on July 4, 2017
On the outskirts of Limoges, a forty-minute drive from here, is a shopping centre which has a branch of ‘Grand Frais’ (literally ‘big fresh’). Here it’s possible to buy fruit and vegetables of more exotic origins than are generally available in supermarkets.
Posted on June 27, 2017
Posted on June 20, 2017
At last month’s Fête de la Laine, a local farmer gave a demonstration of the art of tonte – sheep-shearing. As the temeperature was over 30°C, I don’t suppose this ewe minded too much.
Posted on June 13, 2017
Often to be seen at the vide-greniers and miscellaneous Fêtes around here is an artisan who makes wooden clogs in the traditional manner – hand-turned on a lathe. This is his raw material.
Posted on June 6, 2017
In response to overwhelming public demand – by which I mean a kind comment left by Narami on a previous post – here are a couple more images from the recent Fête de la Laine in nearby Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.
Posted on May 31, 2017
I think there could be some Health & Safety issues about this ancient staircase in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop. All very well to admire the textures, but you wouldn’t get me up there.