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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2014, Part I

The view from the garden. Where does lunch come from? Skies, grass, water… I know the titles of the Saint-Antoine posts are very dull, but they reflect continuity. Neither Saint-Antoine nor the classes are dull, though. Everyone is paying attention … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2013, Part II

  L’abbatiale. Beautiful sunsets. Unusually not photographed from the frisbee field (actually le champ de foot). This week, all the best photos were taken by Anna Coll Marfagón. Check in, wander into the luminous Salle Blanche… Luke Atkinson stayed for … Continue reading

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A startling evening in August

I am at home, unexpectedly, for a complex concatenation of reasons. But I am here, and I walk the dogs, and my lovely neighbour feeds me (so far). But this evening’s dogwalk was unexpected. Startling. And I returned home weeping. … Continue reading

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A week’s miscellaneous photos

Signage: always looking at signage. Always photographing signage. I stood in the street for some time trying to read this. Strangely, it appears to be a branch or new incarnation of a shop I knew. A week after I took … Continue reading

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What it’s like: Lush

Dogwalking… Down beside the church…it’s gorgeouscamomile – we could gather it for infusionsPoppies – the petals make cough mixture. There is fumatory for skin complaints. There is malva, for the National Soup of Egypt, or various other places.It is so … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2011 (Part 3)

More Vercors. We all have to stop focusing on something as immediate as the paper or skin in front of us, and re-focus on a distant prospect – as often as possible. Fortunately the Vercors is visible through the windows … Continue reading

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Summer at Saint-Antoine 2011 (part 1)

The garden at Saint-Antoine. The compelling view from our fourth-floor window. I use the word “compelling” not as a less conventional alternative to “pretty”, but literally. The view of the garden with the Vercors beyond it seems to pull the … Continue reading

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