After a breakfast of fresh pastry, fresh pastry and fresh pastry
we headed out to explore some towns nearby.
Our first stop was Oppede,
a comfortable drive from our base in St Remy.
This medieval town dates back
to post roman times.
Before leaving town we popped in
for a much need expresso and tea
it was off to Sault
Then it was a quick stop at this unusual village.
As I looked at these unusual stone structures
I couldn't help but think of the pathetic little stone walls
I have built over the years around the gardens in my yard.
These buildings are called "mortarless"
nothing is holding these stones together except other stones.
As I mentioned, I dabble in stone walls.
Over the years I have collected a stone sample or two
from far away lands
to add to my wall.
Some people would call it stealing
I like to think of it as Public Relations.
When people come to my house, I show them a stone on my wall
taken from a 1000 year old castle in Italy,
a stone from Hamersmith Farms,
which is the childhood home of one Jackie Kennedy,
and now I have just added a stone from the Medieval town of Oppede, France.
I don't think Italy, France or Rhode Island will care.
It's the simple things.....