Heatwave

By Gordon Frickers on August 5th, 2018

Albi, 37.5 C (99.5 F) here yesterday in the Tarn according to my car, une canicule.
A day in and around nearby beautiful, gourmet, Albi, a UNESCO World Heritage city.   

Albi

Albi

The ‘Old Quarter’ near the cathedral is particularly noted for its restaurants and fine cloths and jewellery shops.

Albi city

Albi, bird’s eye view

Albi has a surprising connection with the sea.

The city was the home of Laperouse, the French answer to Captain James Cook.

Laperouse entering Botany Bay

 

Laperouse entering Botany Bay, ”

Lapérouse and the First Fleet” measures 61 x 91 cm (24″ x 36″), oils,  available, £3000. ex studio, ex frame.

There is a small but excellent museum dedicated to Laperouse voyage and a world class Toulouse-Lautrec museum.

I was invited to a late evening ‘terrace’ dinner with vegan Israeli friends.
Delicious foods, lively varied conversations in 4 languages two of which I more or less understood, great company.
My grateful thanks to my host and hostess, to Ellen Rose and her friend Mia for the introduction.
I hope you were equally fortunate?
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