Wednesday, July 17, 2013

souvenirs angoumoisins

I spent the past week in Angoulême, the capital of the Charente department, in the French region of Poitou-Charentes.

I was there to attend a drawing workshop based on Betty Edwards' popular book, "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain".  It was a lovely experience.  I learned a lot, and naturally, I drew a lot too.

After a day of drawing, I sometimes spent the evening exploring Angoulême, especially its historic center, appreciating the sights of a town famous for its annual Festival international de la bande dessinée (International Comics Festival).

The following are a few souvenirs from the exploration.

"La fille des remparts", Boulevard Pasteur

Eglise Saint-Martial

"Avec le temps", Rue des frères Lumière

"Un samedi à Malakoff", Avenue Gambetta

Below the pont de Saint-Cybard

Place Beaulieu

Eglise Saint-Ausone

View from le rempart du Midi

Cathédrale Saint-Pierre

Large grillon charentais, roasted camembert

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