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Quimper Cornouaille, ville capitale

Our closest city, one that we never tire of visiting, Quimper is the cultural and administrative capital of Finistère; it derives its name from kemper, the Breton word for confluent as the rivers Steir and Odet meet here and flow gently out to the ocean at nearby Bénodet. 410 more words


Land's End "all'italiana"

The Romans called them finis terrae.  Over the years I’d been to a couple of  ‘Land’s Ends’.  One in Portugal decades ago, so I have no photos, only memories of standing on a cold, desolate, windswept cliff watching the waves crash below.   1,385 more words

Southern Italy

beautiful wood

C: the beautiful carved font at Guimiliau – up close looks like this: 14 more words


Sketching within the grounds of Notres-Dame Des Portes (Painting Holidays at The Old Bakery, Châteauneuf du Faou - Summer 2016) (Posted March 29 2017)

The chapel of ‘Our Lady of Doors’ is situated in the heart of Châteauneuf du Faou and a five minute walk from The Old Bakery. This elegant gothic chapel dominates the skyline and offers a magnificent view over the valley. 262 more words

Teaching at The Old Bakery Art Studio – Sketching on the banks of the Nantes/Brest Canal (Summer 2016) (posted March 28 2017)

This location is a mere 10 minute walk from The Old Bakery and a perfect setting for our guests to practice their ‘plein air’ drawing and painting skills, whilst enjoying the peace and tranquility of this picturesque setting.  262 more words

Teaching at The Old Bakery Art Studio - Drawing workshops at Trévarez (posted March 21 2017)

Last summer saw the first round of art workshops at The Old Bakery in Chateauneuf du Faou. I had some terrific students who came from far and wide, two from Canada. 208 more words


Nature in Bretagne.

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