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This and that in Bretenoux

I try to sketch every time I sit down for a coffee somewhere in a village. Not all my sketches are worth showing. Sometimes my people look like godzillas and my buildings look like mudhuts and sometimes I just sit and mess around with colour, because I simply love color. But, in the end they all serve one purpose. To sharpen the saw.

The sketch below is from different buildings; the top one just being a little pigeonnier that serves as the entrance to a park and the other a door of the church further away.

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One of the things I adore about our old Europe, is the church bells. Even here at Coin Perdu I can hear the church bells ring. Sitting in the old town centres sipping a modern Perrier, while hearing the church belles right next to me, sometimes feel completely surreal. Below is the old church in the center of Brive la Gaillarde, la collégiale St MArtin, dating from the XII th century.

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Some  of this and that in the street of Brive la Gaillade.

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4 responses

  1. Love this blog! It is brilliant. You are really talented and speak of a lot of things I identify with 🙂

    September 19, 2014 at 10:23 pm

  2. Lovely sketches and whimsical use of color!

    September 20, 2014 at 1:01 am

  3. Superbes..toutes.

    September 20, 2014 at 3:07 pm

  4. I love the sound of church bells ringing. Ours begin at 7am and rings on the hour and half hour until 10pm. It puzzles me why some communities want to do away with this (or at least have the churches install bells with less of an impact and that comply with noise pollution regulations).

    September 25, 2014 at 3:13 pm

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