Le Havre, Sea Front. April 2019
In June this year we went to visit friends in Le Havre, which means “Haven” in French. The weather in Paris was cold and grotty and when we reached Normandy the sun was shining and it was very hot (that in itself was pretty unusual). My wife dropped me at the other end of town... Continue Reading →
Le Havre seafront. Some say that 1970s architecture is ugly, but what of comparing it to the 1980s and 1990s? March 2014.
Last week-end in Le Havre was so soggy we had to stop for a beer at la petite rade in order to take shelter from the rain. When I write beer, I mean water of course, delivered from from that beautiful beer water pump. Glasses were beckoning. And now the serious stuff, the B-52 cocktail,... Continue Reading →
These are 3 miniature watercolours [10cmx10cm] which I have just finished painting. Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyers Volcano in the Normandy city of Le Havre (left) to start with; Secondly, the Rose Garden in Blois, in the Loire Valley (right); And lastly, more surreal and metaphorical, Sisyphus at rest (below). For the benefit of those who... Continue Reading →