I am not going to bore you with more pictures of people painting. So, here are a few pictures of what we are seeing on our tour. These pictures were taken in the garden located at the Mausole de St Paul in St Remy de Provence, which is the hospital where Van Gogh spent the last year of his life. Most of his famous paintings like the irises, starry night, etc…were done here.
It is still too early to have the lavender in bloom but it is starting.
Everyone took close up pictures of the red poppies.
The hôpital is still in use. It is only for women who are in distress. The therapy used is art therapy. All these paintings and sculptures were done by the patients.
The patient’s paintings were for sale so Holly and Betsy looked though them to see which ones to buy.
I decided to add a picture of Ghislaine painting since she was not in my series of pictures the first day. The olive trees she is painting are the same ones Van Gogh painted years ago (you can recognize the trunks of the trees on his paintings).
By the way, the group has been there for 3 days and they are already fluent in French, able to read the Figaro magazine. Amazing!
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