A Drive to Marseille: The Ancient Plantane Trees

Made a trip to Marseille, and on the way before driving in to Aix-en-Provence there is a stretch of road lined with these trees, large, stoic and leafless due to Winter, stark and hauntingly beautiful, the Plantane tree is an important piece of French culture and history.  Cultivated by ancient Roman soliders, this variety of…

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PÉLICIER: The Enchanted Forest

My love, he had recently shared with me an uncanny memory that he’d experienced as a child.  Around the age of twelve, he participated in a school field trip, a walking expedition with his classmates to a nearby local forest.  Strangely, the incident had left him feeling an overwhelming sense of peace and mysticism.  As…

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