moulin à vendre
Originally uploaded by gverster_artwork.
moulin à vendre  oil on linen, 30 x 60 cm
monsieur B's old mill had been on the market for a few years already... the asking price was 20,000 euros, but he could be persuaded...
we were in the neighborhood one bright spring day and made an appointment to see it for ourselves... it was oddly situated, with a tangle of wild brambles and neglected plum trees in full bloom from one direction, and manicured lawns and suburban homes from the other, all in the midst of walnut orchards.
still, it exuded an intriguing and rustic appeal... of a simpler time, slower rhythm, a more primitive disposition...
*more photos of the mill on www.flickr.com/photos/zy-xin/