Giacometti Exhibition, Landerneau – France Day 6

After visiting Ploudiry, La Martyre, and Pencran Churches and feeling increasingly ill, it was time for a little lunch in Landerneau. And I regret that we did not explore – on the other hand the Galettes at the Crêperie du Pont were amazingly delicious and the Giacometti Exhibition was wonderful. 

The Pont de Rohan was built in the 16C over the River Élorn and is apparently the oldest inhabited bridge in Europe – perhaps London Bridge looked something like this?

Pont du Rohan, lithographie d'Albert Robida publiée dans "La vieille France, Bretagne" vers 1900 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k102617k/f211.image)
Pont de Rohan, lithographie d’Albert Robida publiée dans “La vieille France, Bretagne” vers 1900 (http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/bpt6k102617k/f211.image)
The Pont de Rohan, Landerneau
The Pont de Rohan, Landerneau, today
Downstream from the Pont de Rohan, Landerneau
Downstream from the Pont de Rohan, Landerneau

The exhibition of Giacometti is currently in the Fond Éduard & Hélène LeClerc. I found the Man Walking a profoundly sad piece – it made me feel the things we value, our thoughts and understandings, are so fleeting, fragile.

Man Walking, Giacometti
Man Walking, Giacometti
Man Walking, Giacometti
Man Walking, Giacometti
Man Walking, Giacometti
Man Walking, Giacometti

And the woman. If I could only make one piece in my lifetime I would love it to be this.

15-9-16 France Day 7 LR-7703

15-9-16 France Day 7 LR-7709

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