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Published: October 13th 2015
Pont Aven Brittany 11th
How come artists pick pretty locations to practise their craft.
A certain M Paul Gaugin pained here. When he saw some women doing the washing he did a picture and called it “les lavandieres a Pont Aven “
When I came to the same place there was no washer woman – only the flowing water if I want to DIY.
The town guards its reputation as an artistic enclave with galleries aplenty.
Since M Gaugin flexed his bristles here the area has become a natural magnet for artists like Emile Bernard. One who might not come to mind so easily was poet Xavier Grall. We strolled along the florally decorated promenade named after Grall. Definitely a place to be seen in these parts.
Old wooden boats are somehow drawn to some magnetic power of this pretty little river town. Here they float and become part of the scenery and then when the scenery is finished with them those wooden boats are lifted to a hard stand to be forgotten.
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