Photo of Marseille - Jonathan Goodnow
I cannot believe it has already been three weeks here in France.
Photo of Marseille - J.G.
Where does the time go? So far, France has been nothing short of amazing.
Marseille Soap. Photo: J.G.
The food, the people, the scenery, all leave me speechless.
Photo of Chateau d’If, famous for The Count of Monte Cristo - J.G.
Photo: Michelle Asch
I have never been extremely artistic, but nothing makes you appreciate nature more than tediously recreating every little detail on a piece of canvas.
Last Tuesday we adventured out into the countryside to paint a small castle surrounded by a hillside town.
That in itself sounds amazing, but that was not even the half of it.
For me, the best part of that day was just stopping randomly in all of the little towns on the way there.
When it comes to adventuring, we do not have an agenda.
If we see something even remotely interesting, we will stop and check it out.
The informality of it all is what does it for me. Going off the beaten path; going to places where you will never see any other tourists.
There is nothing wrong with seeing the major tourist attractions, but sometimes to immerse yourself you need to branch out. Walk down that side street, take that dirt road, go off the trail, you never know what you will find.
In front of a huge hand made grape press for wine making.
Without spontaneity how can one’s life have any excitement? This is the mantra I’ve chosen to live by since my trip to Spain last year.
In Literature class at our Cafe.
Going on “promenades” with Dave only amplfies this spontaneity; if anyone appreciates an unexpected adventure it’s him.
With that said, I am excited to see what kind of other crazy adventures this term has in store for us.
Our local simi-pro rugby team. We also have a pro team we haven't yet watched. Photo: JG
Sam "Atlas" Barrett holding up a Vasarely painting
Below, our leather travel sketchbooks in progress:
We head to Paris tomorrow, so until next time farewell from Aix.