We started our trip in Paris but it
was the countryside that really moved
me so I am starting with one of the villages
we stopped in, Talmont-sur-Gironde.
It is known for its hollyhocks. My first
impression was color and light. There is
this light warm blue everywhere and the
hollyhocks grow wild in every color. The
shutters and doors seem to be works of art.
It is no wonder that such great art and
artist flourished here.