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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Follow up to Auvers - travelogue

Dr Gauchet's Office
 As I mentioned on the post with my street scene from Auvers, it is a picturesque and very walkable little town. We went to Dr Gauchet's home and in the back yard was his clinic where he saw patients. There is also a lovely garden to walk around in.
Crow's in the field
 Up above the town are the fields where Vincent painted his famous Crow painting. We only saw these fake crows stuck in the fields, but  the area is still farmland.
Vincent and Theo's graves
 Vincent and his brother Theo are buried in a very unassuming graves against the wall of the cemetery. Largely overgrown as you can see here but not neglected. It is not uncommon for there to be ground cover on graves such as these. But there are some amazing gravestones and mausoleums in this cemetery which makes the simpler ones that much more restful.
Church with the Example of Vincent's painting and vantage point
 It would be hard, but not impossible to paint this church today from Vincent's vantage point. I was up against a wall with a road right there to take this photo.
The Hotel where Vincent lived was getting a face lift

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