I recently discovered an interesting article about the 1920's British couple,
Although well known & respected in their day as artists & prolific travel writers, they have been virtually forgotten today. What really caught my attention about this spunky couple was not only their creative & free spirited lifestyle, but also their connection to the village of Najac, France.
They lived & painted in Najac in the year 1923, writing the book
Because Najac is one of my favorite places & very near where I spend my summers in France, I am most anxious to read this book about their experiences. It will be interesting to view village life 91 years ago through an artist's eyes.
Looking at this painting of Najac by Cora Gordon I recognize it immediately & can see that not a lot has changed.
Above is a photo I took last summer & below a photo from the 1920s.
I love the slate roof tiles in Najac.
Could these dormers I shot last summer be the two in the photo below?
Here I am walking underneath the covered portico one can see below.
Really it seems very little is different.
The old fountain is still pretty much the same.
From this old post card one can see that everything is much as it was, except for perhaps what people are wearing.
With France on my mind today, I am hooking up with Paulita on An Accidental Blog for her Dreaming of France meme.