Certain moments of the day are sacred
Photography responds to seeing, the result of : looking, of who we are, of what we feel. A thought. A photograph can reveal a thought, if we are ready; to challenge the appearance of 'chance' and the thirst of looking.
Camargue can be a magical landscape.
...some water is more clear than other water.
A lake created by medieval monks when water was like gold ...now a place to appreciate, to sit, eat and relax.
Dawn can contradict a shepards delight
Fête Nationale de Musique. Each village has one.
The Valley of Evil
One might imagine a monk, knight and a small group walking, making pilgrimage to the Holy land.
A stranger with stories is always welcome?
Provence is a country studded with sites from antiquity, of myth, magic, and miracles, of battles between Virtue and infamy. .
Château of the Marquis de Sade
Donatien - Alphonse - François de Sade, born in Paris was first introduced to the chateau at the age of twenty five, he set about making it a centre for high society to meet.
Festivals, balls and intimate 'play' in his newly installed theatre. Hot summer nights were to see seigneurs et belles dames, separate on the stone plateau where he had planted an aromatic garden, while peasants could only look up at a spectacle, in an inaccessible but illuminated fortress.
But the seigneur of Lacoste was not a master comme les autres. He first took refuge here in 1771 after l'affaire d' Arcueil, when he tied a beggar naked to a divan whipping her until she bled. She did escape to tell the accusing tale. But far from sober reflection he was to multiply his excess of temperament especially in his personal theatre.
Made prisoner in Vincennes, then the Bastille he eventually died in the asylum of Charenton in 1814, according to the notaire, 'of a sickness of the body and mind'. Meanwhile in 1792 with the courage of the revolution and revenge, eighty citizens sacked the chateau.
In notable addition to the 120 Days of Sodom, Philosophy in the Bedroom and Juliet, he wrote nearly one hundred books of lucid criticism against all the political, economic and moral institutions of France, at the opening moment of the Revolution.