I'm quite sure you must be wondering what this is. Hardworking Pyrenees spiders did this. A light drizzle too. And that. And that.  

As seen from above

As seen from above. A Garbarek album and a visual story from the Pyrenees St Girons from above Towards the West and the higher summits. Steep, steep footpaths Our little village seen from above, 3000 ft higher at a distance. High-flying vulture but not one from Wall-Street Seen from above

Candlelight dinner party in Léran

It's a beautiful nineteenth-century house in Léran, in the Ariège, a dozen kilometres south of Mirepoix. The house is jam-packed with antiques and works of art from various periods. What I prefer though is the garden. In the summer, when we get there in August, we often have drinks and dinner parties outside. The garden... Continue Reading →

Once upon a time in Foix

Once upon a time in Foix... Foix (a town in the Pyrenees region) is homonymous with many other French nouns. As in "Once upon a time" ("Il était une fois" - spelt differently). It's even part of a famous nursery rhyme aimed at teaching children how to spell that word according to the context. It's... Continue Reading →

Uzerche – Corrèze (1)

Uzerche is a small town in the Corrèze tucked between Limoges and Brive. It's one of my favourite places. Its hills are strewn with 15th-16th century stone mansions that all look like mediaeval castles. Here's the first one of them in a series of pictures which should be enough to fuel this blog for weeks... Continue Reading →

Cabbage Butterfly (Pieris brassicae)

Cabbage Butterfly (aka Large White or Pieris Brassicae, brassica meaning "cabbage" in Latin). As it happens, they seem to have a liking for cabbage. As they couldn't find any in the Montparnasse Churchyard, they started feeding on lavender instead.

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