Saint Antoine des Quinze Vingts

A week ago we attended a concert, the wife and I, which took place in the weirdly named Saint Antoine des Quinze Vingts Church (literally, Saint Anthony of the fifteen-twenty). Fifteen twenty what? I wondered. It comes from the number of beds in the nearby eponymous Quinze Vingts hospital (15 times twenty hence 300 beds).... Continue Reading →

Complementary Colours

Léran, Ariège - August 2019 As I was posting this picture I researched complementary colours and realised there was a difference according to websites and possibly cultures. Strictly speaking, the orange of these pruning shears should be complemented by blue. I assumed my orange was red. Some say that green is red's complementary colour, some... Continue Reading →

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