Wednesday, December 24, 2008
Christmas in Europe is celebrated on Christmas Eve - Christmas day being reserved for sleeping in and then visiting immediate family. I'm heading to the Abbaye Notre Dame de Jouarre this evening, just east of Paris. I'm not sure what kind of nuns will greet me - Franciscan, Benedictine, maybe, but I'm sure they'll be welcoming.
The weather hasn't been bad, though I'm happy for the protection of my raincover/cape against the perpetual mist. The closer I get to Paris, the more populated the villages are and the more closely spaced. There's a lot of interesting things to see and to paint. If only I could find a scanner to post a few of my paintings...
Merry Christmas all!