The holidays are over

Yes, we’re back in Auch.

Visa was, as usual, superbe – the Kevin Frayer exhibition was, to us at least, the best offering this year. Remember this?

Camp de réfugiés de Balukhali, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, 20 septembre 2017. Un garçon rohingya désespéré s’accroche au camion d’une ONG locale qui distribue des colis alimentaires d’urgence aux réfugiés récemment arrivés.
Balukhali refugee camp, Cox’s Bazar, Bangladesh, September 20, 2017. A desperate Rohingya boy clambering onto the truck of a local NGO distributing urgent food supplies to newly arrived refugees.
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Kevins exhibition was in the Eglise des Dominicains in Perpignan, where we had seen Don McCullin’s exhibition a few years ago – magnificent background to truly exceptional photographs.

Our visit to l’Hérault was just what we wanted too – exploring the area in the mornings, and reading books by the pool all afternoon – what more could we ask…

This is from Cazavieille, Hérault.

After a week we left and traveled ‘overland’ (ie; not on motorways) to a tiny village called Volx in the Alpes de Haute Provence – another week of exploration and reading by the pool – it was, after all a HOLIDAY.

This is from Simiane-la-Rotonde, Alpes de Haute Provence.

Sunrise, viewed from our terrace – Villeneuve, Alpes de Haute Provence

Next stop? Surely the most important thing coming up is the Festival CiRCa in October… More on that later…