Thursday, April 25, 2013

Lunch on the River–Bayoux, France

Lunch on the River–Bayoux, France, 5x7, watercolor

Wouldn't this be a lovely spot to have lunch?  This is Bayoux, France, home of the famous Bayoux Tapestry that recorded the Battle of Hasting in 1066, a turning point in British History.  (You remember that from history class, don't you?)

The tapestry is medieval masterpiece that tells the story of William the Conquer's Norman-French forces defeating the English, which allowed him the become first Norman king of England.  After viewing the 224 ft long tapestry, visitors usually see the museum's movie about the battle.  However, I felt that the scenes of the bloody battle were gory enough as told in embroidery on linen, so I skipped the movie and went outside.  I found a tree that was bent absolutely sideways--perfect for sitting--and painted this pretty view of the restaurant.

More views of charming Bayoux, France.

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