This is a story about the color ochre, about a town in France called Roussillon, and about getting older and getting around!
Let’s start with a book:
This is one of the many, many wonderful books published by Editions Equinoxe in France. I cannot resist buying several books from their enormous repertoire, each time I go to France! There is something for everyone: wonderful watercolor illustrations of towns, of food, of shops, of cathedrals, of countryside. Any and every subject matter has been written about and illustrated. The books are small: about 6″ square, so are easy to buy, pack and bring home. The “carnet” or address books make wonderful presents.
So, I bought this book about ochre, or “l’ocre” about eight years ago when I was first in Roussillon. Here are some pictures I have taken of the town and the ochre “mines” around the town:
Skip ahead eight years and shift to my aunt, who is 89! Yes, she flew from […]