Friday, May 15, 2009
On the Road to Albi -- SkyWatch Friday (my twenty-sixth) -- Our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday
We were headed to Albi, France, to visit the Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec Museum (link). I have a picture (print, copy) Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (link) painted for my office and this would be an opportunity to see more of his original art.
I am glad we did because of the small things, being there with his associations, and seeing so many of his paintings in one sitting helped me appreciate this man still more.
My opinion of him? At first he painted fairly run-of-the-mill pictures of people. There may have been a slight impressionist leaning in some. Towards the end of his life he was so intrigued with dancers at the Moulin Rouge (Paris) and prostitutes that that was about all he painted. Well, he was still painting entertainment posters. I would like to have one of those or a copy.
Then we hit the mountains. From the pictures you might guess were in West Virgina, U.S.A. We would next go down into this little town, Mazamet (link), to the market. Thursday (April 23, 2009) was market day for Mazamet. Sorry, no pictures, we were to busy eating our food and shopping.
I never did figure out what the fields of yellow were. The plants were about height of yellow clover but they were courser and bushier. Anyway they matched the colors of the old John Deere tractor.
The tractor was decoration for the middle inside the turn-about. I went around twice to get the better picture. Of course the road was one way. How could a person miss with nice blue signs like this?
We had fun. I will write more of our Spring 2009 Europe Holiday later.
My earlier SkyWatch posts are (click here)
over at my JIM'S LITTLE P&P PLACE blog.
Have a great weekend.
Regina In Pictures
Your comment is No. 10,001. This is the first towards another 10,000.
You also were the No. 0001 (first comment on my blog).
It is a very nice comment too, thank you, I will be sure to show Mrs. Jim.
Seems like you had lots and lots of blue skies in France.
Never heard of a mustard field before.
According to the Bible it's a tree in which birds can build their nest.
What about mimosa?
I remember Toulouse Lautrec was great in the early seventies.Even for long time dead artists there seems to be "revivals".
From philosophizing Felisol
Gosh, it looks like you had a great tour! Welcome home!
You had some nice skies to photograph on your trip, Jim. I've been to Paris but haven't been to the countryside. Someday..
Thanks for visiting me. You said you thought I rationed my blog time. No, it's just that I haven't been coming up with ideas lately. In a lull, I suppose.
and thanks for visiting my holiday. The Flinders Columm was out in the open under a misty sky..
i have felt very poorly the last few days but now that i feel better, i will surely come back and catch up on these nice traveling pictures i see here...love terry
Hugs and blessings,