Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Albi, France

Using Carcassonne as a base, we visited Albi.  Albi is a medieval town with two major attractions: the Cathedrale Ste-Cecile (a 13th century fortress that represents one of France's most monumental Gothic structures; and the museum of the French artist Henri de Toulouse - Lautrec.

Henri was probably best known by his arts on prostitutes.  But his work was far deeper than that.
His physical handicaps gave him particular insight into the souls of  individuals who may live on the edges of life.  He also liked horses and dogs.  I liked particularly his portrait of his Mom:
His self portrait indicated his handicap:
Some other works of his on actors and actresses.


Some scenes in this little town were quite charming:



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