Thursday, June 30, 2011

Van Gogh and St Paul de Mausole

This is the monastery hospital where Vincent Van Gogh sought asylum after he became ill in Arles after he spent six weeks with Gauguin in the Yellow House.

At the rear is a garden where sunflowers and lavender are grown.

I only went to St Remy de Provence in the end. Last time I went to Arles and did not have enough time for St Remy. This time I drove across the Crau Plain and across the Alpilles - which made a lot more sense to me of the paintings he painted while in Provence.

Via Flickr:
ThIs is the rear of the monastery south of St Remy de Provence which gave asylum to Van Gogh after he became I'll in Arles. He stayed for a year and painted a number of famous paintings while he was here


  1. Gosh... you are having SUCH a fabulous trip!!! WOW!!!

    I just finished a fictional book loosely tied to Van Gogh's life while in Arles, and here. It was called "Sunflowers".

  2. Amazing! Those sunflowers are a painting waiting to happen :o)


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