Saturday, June 16, 2012


"La fenêtre, en province, remplace le théâtre et les promenades." -- Gustave Flaubert

The window, in the provinces, replaces the theatre and promenades. From Flaubert's  Madame Bovary, written from 1851 through 1856.

At right, a tidy new window to look out of an old Normandy house in Honfleur, a charming  port town about 90 km from Rouen, birthplace of the French novelist.

Flaubert also said that anything becomes interesting if you look at it long enough...

©2012 P.B. Lecron

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