Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Hermit and his dog



In 1878 Brother François came to Mont-Cindre in the Rhone department. For the next 30 years or so he devoted all of his time to the restoration of the Hermitage. He cleared, built and gardened as well as collecting rocks locally to create rockeries, chapels and grottos for the statues. He died in front of his chapel in the autumn of 1910.

Looking back through the archives I see that he would have been busy creating at the same time as the Abbé Fouré!

8 comments:

alan said...

I love the way you tied those together and took me two other places...I would love to visit those sculptures as well!

An aside, since I don't have your e-mail address:

I was looking through some postcards and saw a name that rang a bell; I did some on-line checking and found two links that might be of interest to you:

http://www.nationmaster.com/encyclopedia/1907-French-Grand-Prix

http://books.google.com/books?id=1dxZK6iHPXQC&pg=PA353&lpg=PA353&dq=duray+sur+voiture+Lorraine-Dietrich&source=web&ots=yvJI-FMaLX&sig=4lzaFbsw_iGlvl6-_Z-OujqET_g&hl=en&sa=X&oi=book_result&resnum=2&ct=result#PPA353,M1

These concern a card you have titled "Duray sur Voiture Lorraine-Dietrich" and lead me to believe that someone at Mercedes might have a great interest in it...

alan

Jeff D-B said...

Anji,

I have a postcard for you. I found it while my wife and I were browsing an antique mall. I would love to send it to you if you can give me an address.

I tried to email you some scans of the card, I'm not sure if you got them.

GMG said...

Hi Anji! First of all many thanks for your comment on my post of 08.08.08 at 08h08 at Blogtrotter, now in Kos, Greece! It was great to read you there. Second, sorry for the long delay to come here, but August was a terribly busy month, as everybody else seems to be in vacation…
Anyhow, I found sometime now to land here and enjoy your blog. Lovely postcards, and congratulations on the 1000! Great treat!
Wish you a great weekend!

Piscean Rubble said...

Fascinating!! Its amazing what history you can get from these cards. I loved the connection to Abbe Foure.

Titania Starlight said...

Wow that was quite an undertaking! I have always wanted to be a hermitess. Is there such a thing? I am just not into the current civilization. I would love to retreat to a far off mountain. I wonder if I am alone in this thinking? :o)

Anji said...

Alan: If you go to my main blog anjipatchwork.blogspot.com there is an email link above the clock.

I followed your links, the car certainly did some miles. By the time I looked it up there had been a bid. occasionally we do contact people if we think that we have a card of interest to them. Rob and I don't know much about cars. By the way thank you for your custom!

Jeff: I'm still trying to catch my daughter to help me translate...

GMG: You certainly keep on the move...

Piscean Rubble: I get too involved and too attatched to some of them.

Titania: I think I would talk to myself all the time, were I a hermit. As well as retreating they also set themselves an enormous task. And here we are 100 years later still remembering them.

soulMerlin said...

So I'm back in 2008 - and you said my site was like a Tardis - how do you link them together like that?

Again...how wonderful to leave a thing of beauty when you're gone.

:) henry

Anji said...

Henry: We're talking about them still today. I suppose they are like religious icons, every brush stroke is a prayer.

It's to do with labels and the "search blog" at the top which gives you a link to use - simple