A little roadtrip to Burgundy...


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Sketchy week-end, I'm meeting June and Valérie in Paris for a roadtrip to Burgundy. Well, the Indian trail went wrong, we're choked with cars. But at least I saw the Marne river for the first time in my life ! Finally we reach the vineyards... And I don't feel lost, it's all like Normandy, even the accent !

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First day at Auxerre with Valérie, Anne-Carole, Christine, and June.
We met at the Usk France meeting in Lyon, then again at the Barcelona symposium, and here we are again ! Urban sketchers, such a good way to go on holidays with unknown people: sketching-couch-surfing. 


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Following day at Tonnerre, like Normandy again : half-timbering and upside-down-boats-roofs !

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The town was built around a big hole, a fantastic mineral spring which is 15 ms deep... Some speleos went down there and never came back... We'd better ask Cat what she thinks (she draws in the caves ^^) !
Christine tells us nobody knows where it comes from, even the administration has no answer :  it's not Lourdes, but might be !

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Anyway, in Burgundy, if there's a lack of water, no problem...
It's the first time I draw perfumes and flavours, above all for wine. Oups, sorry,  "nez" !

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I told you it looks like my home place, there's even celtic music !
Yogan and the dancer Maëlle really turned Tonnerre on.

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Last glance at the vineyards and run, catch the train...

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Christine Deschamps photos (Atelier de la timbale photostream flickr)
Thanks for this nice sketching time :)

2 comments:

DESCHAMPS Christine said...

Un magnifique article qui me fait revivre un peu de ce super week-end en votre joyeuse compagnie à toutes. Merci à vous d'être venues et à toi pour ce compte rendu en anglais, qui m'évitera d'avoir à dérouiller mes vieux restes... Bises et à bientôt, pour de nouvelles (brochettes...) aventures !

Emily Nudd Mitchell said...

Merci Christine, c'était génial, à très bientôt !