Friday, 25 May 2012

She Sticks Sea-shells on the Sea Wall....

Well, not quite the sea wall; on the house walls to be precise....

Whilst we were at the coast last week we visited the Ile Penotte area of Les Sables de l'Orlonne. The exterior walls of the houses in this fascinating area are decorated with mosaics made using shells.


And for the ahhh.. factor...


These are the creation of 'La Dame aux Coquillages', Dan Arnaud Aubin, a local artist who, with the blessing of the authorities and of her neighbours, has been working on these tableaux since 1997. More can be read about Dan here


The mosaics, like everything else, need to be cared for and it is good to see that work is taking place to keep them looking their best.

They certainly make a bright and cheerful addition to the town and if you are in the area it is worth taking the time to go and see them for yourself. They're wonderful!

1 comment:

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

What a great idea and it is good that they are being cared for. Love the cat best. Diane