Mas de la Berchere
Travel Blogs from Montbrun-des-Corbieres
... the Netherlands and gave the piece to the couple as a wedding gift. They subsequently gave it to my parents. Our miniature sculpture, about three feet in length, of a reclining Madame Borgese, sister of Napoleon, sits on the sideboard in our den.
She is titled Ebe, "goddess of immortality feeding on nectar," sculpted in 1816-17. Canova and his studio made three versions of Ebe (also Hebe).
The is the sculpture we have in our den. This ...
... of the best in world history they could do much worse than get a list of the UNESCO sites and start checking them off a bucket list.
The catellan's castle, closed the day we visited, more's the pity. Here's how it worked back in Medieval times. The king owned all the domains in his kingdom. If you played up to him just right and/or had the proper bloodlines, he would name you the castellan, that is, keeper of the castle. (Of course, you may have been born into ...
... in England, yet exigencies like getting to the hotel before dark in a city you've never been in before; there are some things that simply don't get done. So much to do and see, so little time.
On virtually every travelogue I’ve sent there are many things left unrecorded and unphotographed. When you are doing the type of whirlwind tour we are in this instance, a day is simply not enough time to adequately visit, learn about, explore, and photograph all that ...
... first onto the carousel at Stansted so we looked forward to getting home
earlier than anticipated until we found out our taxi home had been caught in
traffic and was going to be delayed by an hour . At least that allowed us
to get our evening meal at the airport rather than having to order a takeaway
when we arrived home.
Apart from brief visits to Paris and Calais many years
ago, neither of us had been to France so we did not really ...
Early start for Ian, Susan, Aiden & Ann who drove to Narbonne to catch the train into Carcassonne to see the start of Stage 16 of the Tour de France before visiting the Medieval City which Aiden had yet to visit. Great time was had by all - especially the carnival atmosphere in Carcassonne. Rod & Glenda opted for sleep in (8am) before venturing out the front door straight into the Tuesday market. Wow - overnight the ...