Saturday, January 26, 2013
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
The town has retained it's medieval charm and almost seems caught in the fourteenth century. It's a wonderful place to spend a few days while touring the surrounding countryside. Away from major highways, you'll find the effort to get there rewarded by some truly unique experiences.
Thursday, January 10, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
In the early 20th century Collioure became a favorite of many artists. Pablo Picasso signed a sketch that hangs over the bar in the hotel where we stayed. There are over two thousand paintings hanging in that one hotel. Any artist would be, and still is today, inspired by the medieval streets, the port with a lighthouse and fishing boats.
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Last Spring we visited Le Chateau Des Milandes in the Dordogne Region. It was the home of the American singer Josephine Baker from the 1940's until shortly before her death. It is now a Museum about her life. She kept many animals here during her life. They have a bird show for the tourists....our friend Terry was delighted when the owl left the trainer and landed on his arm. He's a bird lover and this made his day!