The Hermitage ~ 1867

There are certain scenes captured in oil that immediate attract your attention.  One of them in my case is Pissarro’s L’Hermitage a Pontoise that he created in 1867.

Hermitage

I don’t know what it is about the scene that so easily captures my eye and then my full attention but something in it does.  After just a moment, I’ve fantasied the full life stories of the ladies talking on the road, the history of the wall and o several of the houses.  My mind’s eye can tell you what lies to the right just out of frame

Perhaps the stories come from similar scenes that I’ve envisioned about the lives of my ancestors who lived in Verdun, France for many generations.  I’ll never visit there in person but Google has given me many driving tours through the area and I’ve enjoyed seeing it through the eyes of their vehicle mounted cameras.

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