More Provence Sketches
Yesterday I forgot to post this drawing of a Renaissance door which was carried over the mountains from Italy, along with a window, to be added to the castle (see below)because in order for a structure to be considered a castle, there had to be a door and a window.
This year we had to be very careful to keep it closed because there is a dog living in one of the two small houses inside the castle walls who kept wandering in.
We spent a lot of time walking in the maquis around the castle – our friend Emmanuelle loves hiking and is always organizing an outing somewhere.
One day we went by this beautifully restored house in the middle of nowhere, with perfectly manicured lawn full of lavender. Rumor has it that English people live there.
Another day we went into the back country and had a picnic at this abandoned farm :
Every morning we’d drive 15 minutes into Sault, to buy bread and other groceries (tapenade!) and to check messages on our cell phones – there’s no coverage at Javon, although sometimes there would be on our hikes. Here are a couple of old storefronts in Sault:
And some days we’d visit some of the other beautiful towns in the area.
A shady street in Gordes :
A fountain in Apt (I added the water – it was actually dry, and it’s a bit wonky because I scribbled it quickly while walking by):