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Hello Pavel and thank you for being on d/a and allowing us to see your very very inventive Portraits. All the ones I have seen are exce...

Old guy with Hat by trixxx
by trixxx

I Know this is a really good painting. I feel sometimes it is SO hard to get a good Photo. of Traditional Art. Suggestion: 1. Turn the ...

I have to write a bit about this Town we live in because I am constantly being reminded why we chose to live here.
It has to be the 'wackiest' Town in France with the most eccentric inhabitants I have ever met.

Beaucaire is on the Rhone in the Languedoc Rouissilon.
Tarascon in the Bouche du Rhone faces us across the other side of the Rhone and it's light is very dim compared to us here in Beaucaire.
We have a huge Boat Basin (old Roman Port) and of course the Rhone, which overflows from time to time and we bail out the mud in our cars IF the Mayor (previous one) has been too drunk to let us know to move them.
It is a very poor Town but a JEWEL..........filled with exotic Gothic Architecture.
Beaucaire is not well liked by the 'moneyed' people of the South but we do have a LOT of ex-pats who find it stimulating and very funny.
In the Summer we are innundated with Polynesian Dancers/dreadful Groups/bad Comedy but we all enjoy ourselves.
We crumble away in our happiness.
The Town is filled with Moroccan's and Algerians (Magrebine) who are noisy but when talked to sometimes very sweet.......I planted tubs of plants outside our door and when we go away they are watered. They also keep little shops open late into the night.

We have dog shit everywhere and garbage which drives me insane and causing me to get off my backside and try to do something about it because the people here do not like to work or do is a Town where the meaning of the words: C'est la vie is used by young and old. This basically means do NOTHING!

Frustrating in the extreme, some of us try to make some 'inroads' into getting things changed BUT our Fascisti Mayor Mr Julian Sanchez is intent on destroying our life by cutting everything to  our Magrebines.............and cutting trees down without our knowledge.
It seems we are to have a Curfew at 11pm......this mostly cuts into the aforesaid culture who do work late into the night.
At present we are fighting this in Court BUT it seems we will probably won't win.

Streets are wobbly, very thin and our beautiful Plane trees are dying because no-one wants to do anything to get rid of the parasites.
Roots climb into the street, water mains break and every time there is a storm we get electricity cuts and no wifi! Our streets get flooded, flower boxes fall on your head and footballs break windows!
When we have had ENOUGH we talk about leaving BUT none of us can. It seems we are in some sort of crazy Circus where we can't get off and would miss the shenanigans if we did.

Food is awful if you live here unless you want to eat Moules Mariniere and Creme Brulee everytime you go Italian Retaurant which has gone the way of everything in Beaucaire......awful.

I am not complaining because we have so many good friends here and I would not want to be anywhere else in France.....the complete nuttiness keeps us going and the bonhomie of the people too.

So now I am off to our Bar downstairs to hear some more wacky story's and drink my precious 2 glasses of Wine and have a good laugh before they take off for a 3 week holiday.

Pics. coming up of a very strange day here today!

  • Watching: lot
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To everyone who has given me LLamas, thank you all SO much.
I am very grateful.


I spend a lot of time 'browsing' artists I like.
The MOST important thing to me, is viewing the last pictures in the galleries.
These pics. are often the most interesting because you can see how an artist develops over a period of time.

SO: If 'browsing' someone you like............go to their very last picture, they are often forgotten or 'over-looked' because this is where they started from.
INFLUENCE: is the key!


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LindArtz Featured By Owner 15 minutes ago
Thanks for the continued support Jenny, so very much appreciated. :)! :heart:
PaulWeber Featured By Owner 2 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Thanks for the favorite.
MaresaSinclair Featured By Owner 3 hours ago
Thank you for the favourite on my butterfly photo - much appreciated.
BillyNikoll Featured By Owner 4 hours ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the fav! 
MYPeanutGallery Featured By Owner 7 hours ago
Toamna (autumn)_150 by KmyGraphic

Thanks for the Fave!
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JACAC Featured By Owner 8 hours ago
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The old palace 02 by JACAC
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scheinbar Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
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Ilmareilin Featured By Owner 12 hours ago  Hobbyist Photographer
Merci pour le fav de Puffin, Iceland by Ilmareilin   ;)
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lemgras330 Featured By Owner 22 hours ago  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks Sis! :happy: hug
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Phototubby Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Photographer
:icondsfav1plz::icondsfav2plz::icondsfav3plz: :D (Big Grin)
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doinnuthin Featured By Owner 1 day ago  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your support :thanks:
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themasterofnone Featured By Owner 1 day ago
Thanks for the Fav, always appreciated....
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awjay Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Hhhhi many thanks for the faving
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ladyjudina Featured By Owner 2 days ago
flower ~ thank you for the fave 2 - FREESTUFF by AStoKo
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CSuk-1T Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Digital Artist
:iconblakelord: :iconletter-jplz::iconletter-eplz::iconletter-nplz::iconletter-nplz::iconletter-yplz::iconthankyouspray1::iconthankyouspray2::iconthankyouspray3::iconthankyouspray4: of 'THE LEGEND OF KORRA: BENDERS'
I appreciate you taking time to :iconanime-eye: at my art :iconrightthumbsupplz::icongrin--plz::iconlefthumbsupplz:  :nod: Carlos:flaguk:-1T. :iconthankyou1::iconthankyou2:
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slowdog294 Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional General Artist
Many thanks for al the faves, Sis. :heart:
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Trippy4U Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thanks kindly, Jenny:iconwineplz:
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chriseastmids Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Photographer
many thanks for the fave ad Jenny :hug:
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PatrickMonnier Featured By Owner 2 days ago
Thank you Jenny!
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luceene-k Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
thank you for adding John Lennon to your favourites! :)
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BillyNikoll Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for favs! Nod 
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Batsceba Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
:heart: :iconthankyoutailsplz: :heart: 
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Bizriart Featured By Owner 2 days ago  Professional Traditional Artist
thanks a lot
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KangTengri Featured By Owner 2 days ago   Photographer
Thank you for the fav :bow:
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JUSSTNEEDoh Featured By Owner 2 days ago  New Deviant
- Hi . Can you donate for me a little points or more( if you feel like it ), please ? I need it to buy a bike. I haven't a bicycle . =( Can you help me ? It means a lot for me .
Thank you for taking the time to read this message !
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