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Pictures from the Var Side

A small break in Provence. Five photographs to represent. Haiku thoughts. Wisteria twisting round the railings of our little balcony; catching a sunset as the islands slip away; a wall of wabi-sabi growth, decay and colour; pretty pastel houses and … Continue reading

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The Next Few Steps

In the first window of the charity shop there’s an acoustic guitar. A make I don’t recognise and the price is just a little high. In the next few steps I think about how Dad’s going into care for a … Continue reading

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Things to See in Paris

Two bicycles, Two buildings with their skies. One crack in the wall under Serge Gainsbourg, One little blue-green car and One setting sun across the runway when it’s time to go. Check.  

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The Bike-iest Bike in the World

Another lovely look-see thing about our times in France is the beautiful bicycle spotting. Here and thereabouts they appear around the town; perfect specimens, essences of cycle – lazily waiting by the bakery, dozing at the afternoon pétanque, or part-abandoned … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 3. Painting Spaces

Walls. Walks. There come moments when it’s difficult to know how accidental any of this may be. But the town continues to reveal its art. Meanwhile I’m still trying to figure out the boats, their spaces. In other news, the … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 2. Paintings Too

Walking the town, it’s an additional thrill to watch for walls and windows; the spaces between where most things are. And squaring these quite simply with the phone’s camera. My relationship with Instagram is a good one. I like the … Continue reading

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Posts from the Var Side, 2016 – 1. Found Paintings

Les couleurs du Sud, aside from being a wine brand it seems, emerges as my frame for looking at the land and sea and sky of this place where we find ourselves staying once more. I love finding paintings in these … Continue reading

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