Wall, fence, enclosure, stockade, barrier, curtain, screen, bullwork, bastile, moat, railing, rampart, trench, ditch, barricade. What are walls for? To keep things in and keep things out. This week's book-of-the-week, titled Beyond the Palisade is about what's on the other side of the walls we construct within ourselves..
|Leather and silk and a photograph of a window grill in Angers, France|
|Behind the cut paper are photographs of churches, government buildings and castles...|
|In the villages life goes on behind hand-tatted lace curtains|
A beautiful country of mild climate and excellent agriculturists... each turn revealed another beautiful flower garden.. another sweetly lowing bovine... another community of industry and artistry. The year-long dry spell and environmental legal challenges did not affect a tourist's preoccupation with the TGV, rural maps, signposts and beautiful vistas.
|A lone windmill grinds wheat.. used to make crepes in the restaurant next door.|