Today we head off to Saint Remy de Provence, famous because of Van Gogh. She stayed there the last year of his life. He asked to be internalized in the hospital. This is where he painted 150 of his famous painting like irises, starry night, etc…
It was very emotional. We first walked through the 12th century cloister and took a lot of pictures.
Since the place is still used to treat women with mental disabilities, everyone was very quiet to respect their space. That added to the atmospehere.
The garden was full of irises of different colors, even pink irises.
After the visit, and the picnic, everyone watched Cherry’s demo in oil painting before painting on their own. What a treat to be able to paint the same trees Van Gogh painted 150 years ago!
After the painting session, everyone went to explore St Remy. Kirsten and Cherry made the most interesting discovery: a pedicure session made with living fish!!!! NO kidding. You put your feet in a tank full of fish and they do the job. They do eat the dead skin and anything bad on your feet. Everyone else was grossed out. I think if Cherry had the time, she would have tried. Just talking about it to Ann, made her sick in her stomach. I don’t think Ann will ever try.