Saturday, 27 April 2019

 

Two groups from Flanders visit Marcasse to discover the coal mine where Vincent went down 700m under ground.

 

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Picknick at Marcasse

 

 

Demo of a typical folk game me in the Borinage : Crossage au Paillet.

 

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The "Paillet" with "coq and poules"

 

 

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A game to be played with elegance and precision

 

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Find the good swing

 

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The trophy

 

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Is everybody happy ?

 

 

Next to the flemishgroups, there were also 2 real Van Gogh fans from the Tarn (southern France) who follow the Van Gogh route from the Provence to The Netherlands ... by bicycle !!

Here are Marie and Gérard

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Marie and Gérard, the cyclists  from the Tarn. 

They may be spotted in The Netherlands during the coming days !

 

Sunday, 28 April 2019

 

"Fête du Terroir et de la Mémoire" of the Parc Naturel des Hauts-Pays.

The feast took place at the Abbaye de la Court in Wasmes, former farm belonging to the monks of the Saint-Ghislain Abbey.  Nowdays, the remaining buildings are used as a hotel school.

One of the day's activities was a Van Gogh walk.  24 persons followed the guide !

 

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Walking in the rain

 

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Vincent is watching you !  Sculpture by Ossip Zadkine

 

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The Van Gogh House in Petit-Wasmes

 

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This is  your guide speaking...

 

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Sun flowers made by the students of the IEPS local school

 

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Medieval raiders and french revolutionary soldiers meet in Wasmes in 2019 !