poetry and prose about place

ruins by the road 6-8

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a ruin near Saint-Martin – this wall was put to use as a community event poster – first to announce a circus and then to tell about a sale of second hand items (image from Street View)


Day 6-8 1 Logbook~

Day 6-8 1 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


The Ile de Ré has a long history.  It is not surprising to see ruins along the way.  Some, like the abbeys I have seen, have been restored.  Others, probably on private land, are left to the sun and the rain …


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a ruin of a building and wall (image from Street View)


Sometimes, the ruin is part of an old property wall …


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part of an old wall (image from Street View)


It is hard to believe that some of these walls, hundreds of years from now, may only exist as ruins …


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a wall covered with vines (image from Street View)


Best View:  a deserted stone building beside the highway …



‘overgrown’ June 6, 2013 Jane Tims


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

June 26, 2013 at 7:05 am

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  1. Another wonderful Best View. 🙂



    July 3, 2013 at 5:51 am

  2. Your watercolours are hauntingly lovely.


    Carol Steel

    June 26, 2013 at 9:09 am

    • Hi Carol. Thanks. Interesting that I started this virtual bike trip doing only black and white drawings and finish in colour!!!! Jane


      jane tims

      June 26, 2013 at 11:56 am

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