Monday, 2 August 2010
Old France Rurale
Ok, so going through the archives I decided to hit the sepia button.
The newly opened pre-history society building in Les Eyzies is housing a free exhibition of Robert Doisneau's stunning photographs from his visit to the Dordogne back in the Summer of 1937. Two things struck me as I admired his stunning compositions. First, in many ways it seems nothing much has changed. The stallholders at Sarlat market could have been the same as last Saturday, but secondly, I couldn't help feeling a tinge of sadness as I viewed people messing around on boats afloat the gentle Dordogne river, yet just two years later and Europe was at war.
On a lighter note, that last photograph is of Cyrano de Bergerac, he with the unfeasibly large nose!