Saturday, 27 August 2011

Sad reminder in France, of Buchenwald

One of the first graves I came across in this small cemetery in a tiny village in South West France belonged to a local man of the resistance who died in the notorious concentration camp Buchenwald. This brave man died in February 1945.  Buchenwald was disbanded in April  1945.

Friday, 26 August 2011

Wednesday, 24 August 2011


The showy brightly coloured flower begonia was named after the French botanist Michel Begon in the XV11 century, and has more than 900 species.

Tuesday, 23 August 2011

David Cameron loves Tracey Emin and her 'passion'!

Has David Cameron gone soft in the head?  By aligning himself with the 'young' - (Tracey Emin is already nearly 50), will he be nearer to the dispossessed, the young, and the poor?  I think not!
To deface No 10 with one of her 'art works' is sheer folly, Cameron  gets more New Labour by the day. 'More Passion'  says her neon installation, and what exactly does that mean, something and nothing. There are several great artists of the day who've made stunning neon signs, been making them for years, unfortunately these artists  have  gone unnoticed, but that charlatan, that self absorbed adolescent, that so called artist Tracey Emin makes it to Number 10. Incidentally, did she actually make the piece? Her hand writing style says it all!
Far from burnishing his image, David Cameron makes one wonder about his maturity, his ability to hold the most important position in the land.

Thursday, 11 August 2011

Dahlias in France.

Lovely dahlias growing in the Indre Department, France.

Wednesday, 10 August 2011

Ruined chateau in the Indre department, France.

Chateau de la Prune au Pot. The ruins of this X111th century French castle stand magnificently in the Indre countryside at Ceaulmont.

Monday, 8 August 2011

An ancient French barn........ etc!

A magnificent French 17th - 18th century barn photographed in the Indres Department yesterday. The incongruously placed  plastic pipes add a touch of colour, but speak volumes about the age in which we live?!


Tuesday, 2 August 2011

Ruined house in France

A charming ruin! A typical small farmhouse of Limousin South West France showing the tiny living accommodation  on the right with the barn, piggery, stable etc situated within the same building on the left. This little  property would have housed a large family  probably with 6 or more children. The family  would have been  self sufficient, making their own dairy produce,  baking  bread in their bread oven, keeping pigs, cows, rabbits and hens. Their clothes ( handmade)  would have been washed in the nearby river,  and all their fruit and vegetables would have been home grown. Although now invaded with brambles, grass, and ivy, this  little ruined house still speaks from the past.