John Van de Graaff

By VandeGraaff

Moret Town Gate

Today we visited friends in Moret-sur-Loing, a picturesque medieval town of about 4,000, some 100 kilometers southeast of Paris. The weather was not cooperative--cloudy with rain much of the time. The impressionist painter Alfred Sisley (1839-1899) lived here for the last ten years of his life, in a house that happens to be directly across from where our friends live.

The original walls have been extensively preserved, including the two towers at opposite sides of the medieval town. This blip show the Porte de Bourgogne at one end of the main street, and its counterpart at the other end is visible in the distance. I'm standing on a bridge over the Loing, the river which gives the town its full name.

We were away from Paris (in St. Dizier) the previous two days, and I backblipped them--here's yesterday.

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