September 13, 2015

Rhone Cruise: Van Gogh in St Remy

This afternoon was devoted to Van Gogh near Saint Remy. First we visited the Trinquetaille Bridge that inspired the painting. 

The St Paul Monastery and (mental) hospital is where Van Gogh spent a year recovering from his breakdown from a combination of being bipolar, not eating enough, drinking too much, epilepsy and possibly syphilis. He produced over 100 paintings that year as part of his art therapy. 
 We were given a short time to wander around St Remy. We loved this quirky carousel and the enjoyment it provided to young children.

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