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Pictures Taken On The First Morning. [Feb. 26th, 2010|11:28 am]
Tony Grist

Here are some pictures I took the first morning in Duingt.

This is the chateau. There was an 11th century castle- of which a single tower remains. The building in the photo is mainly from the 18th and 19th centuries. Cezanne painted it.

This is a view looking up the lake- in a roughly southerly direction

And this is the view across the lake from Duignt's village square. The pollarded lime trees are typical of the region. We had one in our back yard.



[User Picture]From: pondhopper
2010-02-26 01:25 pm (UTC)
It's all so beautiful. We haven't visited that region ...yet.
The last photo reminds me of how many northern Spanish cities prune their trees. It makes them spread out with lots of shade in the summer.

And I love the wisps of mist/cloud in the middle picture.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-02-26 02:48 pm (UTC)
I'd been wondering why the Savoyards prune their trees so ruthlessly- and I reckon you've come up with the explanation.
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[User Picture]From: litchick
2010-02-26 04:17 pm (UTC)
Cezanne painted it.

Oh, Cezanne painted a picture of it. In my minds eye, I imagined him on scaffolding, actually painting it. I think it's time for some tea...

I've been looking at all these pictures, and they are gorgeous!
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-02-26 04:43 pm (UTC)
Heh-heh-heh. Cezanne was largely funded by his rich daddy, I think. It's nice to imagine an alternative reality in which he earned his keep as a house painter.

Thanks. I'm glad you like them....

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[User Picture]From: sovay
2010-02-26 05:18 pm (UTC)
The pollarded lime trees are typical of the region. We had one in our back yard.

That is an amazing tree. It looks like candelabra or a dancer.
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[User Picture]From: poliphilo
2010-02-26 09:45 pm (UTC)
Those trees are everywhere. The patterning of the trunks is extraordinary too- it's so precise it looks as if it had been painted on.
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