More than 10 years ago, we were invited by good friends to visit with them at their second home in the Brittany region of France. We flew to Quimper, a pretty town southwest of Paris, well-known, among many things, for their numerous creperies and faience pottery.
On one of our jaunts around the region, we visited Pont Aven, which is well-known for the famous painters who settled there and experimented on new artistic expressions on canvas. Some famous names are Gauguin, Bernard, Serusier. While walking around the town, we chanced upon a small art gallery. One painting caught our attention. It was an acrylic of a little chapel. It turns out, the chapel has been famously painted by many an artist over several centuries. This particular piece was the version of the gallery owner’s wife. My hubby and I found it very pretty. After looking it over, we decided to purchase the painting.
The gallery owner showed us some photos of the actual church and encouraged us to visit. He said we could also view the famous Yellow Christ that Gauguin has made famous in one of his paintings.
And so, we visited Le Chapel de Tremalo (see lovely photo of it when you scroll down a blog post here). After the brief tour, we drove off to catch our dinner date with our friends.
I was still looking at the chapel from my window as it slowly faded behind us. I looked at my hubby, and I said wistfully, “What a beautiful chapel. Wouldn’t it be grand if we could renew our vows there one day?”
My hubby seemed not to hear. He appeared to concentrate on his driving. So, I repeated my comment to him.
He then replied, “What? You want us to review the cows?”
I stared at him in disbelief! Then his face broke into a wide grin. I saw the twinkle in his eyes. I soft punched his right arm.
“Okay. I”ll review the cows with you. Any day. Any time!”
P.S. My hubby has had Meniere’s Disease for the past 30 years. This has resulted in his hearing impairment on his right ear.
Or is it selective hearing?
See what others have said about Pont Aven and the Brittany Region:
- Pont Aven, Brittany (anyportinastorm.proboards.com)
- Concarneau, Pont Aven, And Celtic Music (europeaprilmay2013.blogspot.com)
- Pont Aven Photos (TripAdvisor.com)
This post was inspired by Daily Post’s Weekly Writing Challenge: My Funny Valentine?