Monthly Archives: October 2013

Return Home From An Artistic Journey

We have been back in Seattle almost a week – time to rest, readjust to Seattle’s weather and time zone, and reflect on what this trip meant to me. I wanted to immerse myself in art in a way that … Continue reading

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Last Look at Paris

Today we ventured on the train to central Paris. After an hour and several delays we arrived at Chatelet…the French train system is great when it works. We crossed the Seine on our way to lunch at Cinq Mars, a … Continue reading

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Back in Paris

We arrived back in Paris this afternoon after an overnight stop at an Ibis Hotel on the edge of the Fountainbleu Forest. Ibis is cheap and largely you get what you pay for, but it was adequate for one night. … Continue reading

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Goodbye Sally

Time to say goodbye to Sally. We hope to see her in Seattle sometime and to return to Montcabrier ourselves. Adieu. Jean and Paul

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William and Aurora

Sally’s new kittens have grown since we left 6 weeks ago. They entertained us last evening as we caught up on news with Sally. She filled us with a delicious duck pie, nettle soup, hericots, salad and a great assortment … Continue reading

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Last Artwork in Collioure

When we were leaving our Collioure house I couldn’t resist leaving some art behind on the kitchen chalkboard.

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It has been a few days since I posted. These are busy days. With only one week in SW France we are trying to squeeze in as much as possible. That doesn’t leave much time in the evening for doing … Continue reading

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One Last Look at Provence and Moving to Collioure

On Friday after dropping JP at the Avignon TGV we returned to the Camargue. This time we visited a new area where the saltworks and the mouth of the Rhone dominate the scenery. It was a fitting end to our … Continue reading

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We have had several goodbyes in the last few days. On Wednesday we made our final trip to the weekly market in St. Remy. It is perhaps the largest market we have ever been to and we never saw all … Continue reading

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A Month in Saint-Remy-de-Provence

The days are growing shorter and our time in Provence is coming to an end.  We shipped our art bags home yesterday and will leave for Collioure on Saturday. It has been a very fine time here, living in a wonderful house, Le … Continue reading

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