Today I bought a few new books on France. We had seen Taschen's Paris at Anthropologie last week and fallen in love with it. Great big photos of so many places that we recognize. I also got a wonderful Provencal cookbook, "Provence The Beautiful",which I had seen at Jill's house. The recipes look good, but, of course, it's the photos that always hook me. Here are a few of the photos from my art workshop in Provence with The Georgi Girls in September 2008.
The gardens at La Louve, now owned by Judy Pillsbury, and only open two days a year. We were there on one of the days! http://www.recreatingeden.com/index.php?pid=8&season=04&episode=41
This darling old man was celebrating his 90th birthday the day we landed in Bonnieux. He invited Holly and I in to his house to show us his view...
...which was spectacular! It's the very top picture. I'm not good at this blogging thing, and I couldn't make it appear HERE!
Anyway, I chose this area because it was the same place where one of my favorite movies "A Good Year" was filmed. Oh, I know, it's a chickflick, but such a delicious one, and one I watch it over and over, just for the scenery and the music, and well, let's admit it, the romance! I learned to love Russell Crowe in this, as well as the beautiful Marion Cotillard, and I just love the music, as well. This section of the Luberon is the most lovely in Provence...or so we gals believe. Not too far from Aix-en-Provence, and very near the chic town of Gordes [where Russell Crowe and Ridley Scott both have villas]
I plan to lead another Digital Photography workshop here next spring. so contact me if you're interested!