Blaye Painting at Dusk, this charming town enjoys an elusive evening light reflected off the Gironde Estuary.
Blaye Paintings fabulous Blaye famous for fine wines a magnificent ancient citadel and more.
Blaye is one of the largest jewels in the Bordeaux region’s crown so is a must for this ‘Picturesque Wine Villages of Bordeaux’ series.
Picturesque Blaye with it’s magnificent ancient citadel open to the public Blaye.
Blaye Painting Dusk
Gordon Frickers, Blaye
The fortress of Blaye was built in the 17th century by Vauban the famous engineer of King Louis XIV and is the largest he designed in Europe.
This massive citadel the “Bolt of the Estuary” overlooks the Gironde estuary, is listed as a Unesco World Heritage Site.
These paintings have distinctive, enduring qualities in part because Gordon Frickers has an unusually rich form of colour vision
These are qualities, gifts he has in common with some of the greatest past masters including Cézanne Degas, Dürer, Titian and Rembrandt, Monet.
Gordon Frickers is one of the very few artists invited to created a one man show of (35) paintings (May 2011) at the European Parliament, Brussels, an impressive addition to his list of exhibitions in other prestigious venues in Britain and Europe.
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Blaye is one of the largest jewels in the Bordeaux region’s crown, Blaye pronounced like bligh as in William Bligh; are the two are connected?
It’s many attractions include a magnificent historic citadel open to the public, certainly recommended, a ferry link to the Medoc and good shopping in a charming town.
Blaye Painting, Haut-Medoc, Bordeaux, fabulous Blaye famous for fine wines and overlooked by it’s magnificent 16th century citadel, It preserves its defence system organized by Vauban and today includes a good hotel and restaurants.
The old town of Blaye has much charm to recommend it so is well worth exploring.
Blaye is a town protected by a massive classic 17 th century fortification that is almost a town in it’s self and well worth exploring.
The extensive citadel was built as one of three ‘state of the art’ forts intended to seal the approach to Bordeaux and facilitate more efficient tax collection.
Blaye retains a hints of a sea port atmosphere which includes a car ferry service to the opposite bank of the Gironde estuary to The Medoc.
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