Last Friday morning France was waking up to a day of mourning as the nation struggled to comprehend the devastation caused to the people of Nice as they watched the Bastille Day Fireworks at the culmination of France's National Day.For Amy's Five On Friday gathering @ Love Made My Home this week I have created 5 mosaics to share.
In September 2014 my sister Kathryn and I enjoyed several days discovering Nice and the surrounding area with other members of the Quimper Collectors Club.
Our hotel the B4 Plaza on avenue Verdun has far reaching views across the Promenade des Anglais to the sea.
The view from the roof terrace on the evening of Bastille Day must have been horrific.
I refuse to let one madman's act of terror spoil my memories of our time spent in Nice, our first trip together as adult siblings.
Whilst in the Dordogne recently the Senior Partner and I visited Le Temple-sur-Lot, where in 1875 Monsieur Latour-Marliac established a water lily nursery.
(All water lily photographs courtesy of the SP.)
From the guide book -"He developed a sophisticated method of creating colourful hardy water lily hybrids".
In 1889 he took his creations to the World's Fair in Paris where they caused a sensation.
Impressionist painter Claude Monet came across them in the gardens of the Trocadero and the rest (as they say) is history.................................................
On Monday 1st August I shall begin hosting Mosaic Monday here @ Normandy Life.
A weekly meme for bloggers who enjoy creating photo mosaics and collages Mosaic Monday has been very popular for many years and I'm so happy to be carrying the MM baton passed on from Judith @ Lavender Cottage and her predecessor, Mary @ The Little Red House
On my sidebar you'll find a Mosaic Monday info page and a MM button, I'd love it if you'd come and join in with us.
August 1st 2016