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Abbaye of Daoulas in Brittany: Art in the Gardens

The romanesque style Abbaye of Daoulas in the Brittany region of France dates back to the 12th century. This site is of interest not only for the monastery itself but for a remarkable cloister unique in Brittany, large grounds with a pond, old washouse and integrating outdoor art exhibits, but also for its medicinal garden which has one of the largest collection of plants in Europe. I am writing about these in separate posts.

In this post, I am featuring the grounds and art exhibit.  The grounds of the abbaye form an unexpected background for large scale photos of  the Omi people by photographer Hans Sylvester. Showing people who are so strikingly different from us at first glance, he also captures a human commonality in everyday gestures and occupations.

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Container Gardening Ideas: The Flowered Bridges of Daoulas

I have written other posts on some of the beautiful and lush planters, borders or roundabouts to be found throughout France, as many small towns compete with one another for the most lavish and sometimes wildly creative floral displays. Here are some of the flowered boxes decorating the town of Daoulas in northwestern France, in particular the small bridges dotting the river.

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