Tuesday, 1 April 2014

The beauty of a wedding

I went to a French class every week, handy as it was 5 doors away from my house, and one of the 'pupils' sent me this lovely card from the part of France where she lives in rural isolation. The customs have changed little over the past centuries and this shows the bridal pair in a farm cart with an old man in a blue peasant smock (and hat) leading the horse with two musicians playing folklorique instruments in front while the children on bikes and the villagers follow on. The little balcony with boxes of flowering plants and a pretty awning complete the picture of life (1972) in Gargilesse, Berry, in the heart of France - truly La France Profonde.

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