Have you ever become so immersed in a doing something that your whole focus in life changes?
Years of research and I know the images on the tapestry as well as I know an illustration that I execute……or a quilt that I have created. I do a little work on the Bayeux project every day, even if it is just an illustration. It becomes part of the soul.
It was an emotional day today and I could feel the tears welling up in my eyes as I walked the streets to view the Bayeux Tapestry this morning. There is a wonderful film presented before you actually go into view the tapestry, it’s just 16 minutes long but tells the entire story in graphic detail. Jamie and I knew we were on the right track when we saw the film… we actually had been to – and filmed all the places depicted.
Walking slowly past the tapestry is almost like being in church. It is a thing of beauty and the seeing it in it’s entirety is a priviledge.
So Pilgrimage it is. In an interview with Mademoiselle Lemagnen , Conservateur De La Mediatheque Municipale Et De La Tappissserie De Bayeux she called my visit to the Tapestry a "Pilgimage" and I guess that’s just how I felt today…..
Being in Bayeux is like stepping back in time… the streets are cobbled and narrow. A small river runs through the center and is captured by several water wheels which would have been mills in an earlier time.
Every street, every corner you turn is picturesque and it’s impossible to keep the camera by your side.
It’s been a long and emotional day finished off with a superb meal at a great restaurant.
Jamie tried frogs legs….. I stuck with the duck…!!!!
Those little legs like a bit human to me… but he said they tasted like chicken.
I will add a slide show of all some of the wonderful things we have seen here in Bayeux on the web page tomorrow…
it’s almost midnight and we have an early start in the morning.
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but again, I heard that humans taste like chicken too…
Izabella…. eek, I’m steering clear of that cuisine…. It’s just that the little legs looked humanest…..