Our guest blogger is Gordon Cochrane Home. An artist, traveller and writer, Gordon visited Normandy at the beginning of the 20th century.
This week Gordon is sharing illustrations of chateau Gaillard, Saint-Lô, Ouistreham, Domfront, Vire, Rouen and a Normandy farm. These paintings first appeared in his book ‘Normandy Illustrated, the Scenery & Romance Of Its Ancient Towns’ published in 1905.
Shamelessly obsessed with Normandy, we are discovering fascinating corners of this delightful region by following a bundle of bewitching vintage postcards.
Led by these carte postale, unearthed in brocantes from Le Tréport to Cherbourg, Alençon to Vernon, our travels are uncovering lots of:
- hidden histories
- awesome art
- brilliant brocante (vintage goodies)
- amazing architecture
- fantastic food
and some salacious (if historic) scandal!
One of the many attractions of Normandy are the wonderful flea market brocante sales and shops that let everyone bring little bits of Normandy home.
We post regular updates on brocante markets in the region plus insider info on where to find the best brocante emporiums.