In winter the troglodytes all along the Loire are much more visible than in summer when they hide behind lush green vegetation.They are nestled in the cliffs high and low and some are still inhabited, although it is getting less frequent, as circumstances are changing and cliffs get unstable and dangerous.
I went down the road this morning and sketched two spots where the caves/troglodytes are still inhabited and a smoke trail is often seen escaping the hidden chimneys.
…troglodytes in Montlouis sur Loire…
..sketches done in sketchbook, 14 x19cm, pen and watercolor..
My contribution to Sketchercise, where sketching and exercising combine to keep us healthy and creative at the same time!