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                           Honfleur, France

This quaint city in Normandie is a jewel. Samuel de Champlain, the explorer who founded Quebec, left from these shores in 1692. It is also the birthplace of the painter Boundin, the father of impressionist mouvement and Erik Satie, the composer.

(Boudin was the first to paint outdoors and the impressionist style made famous by Monet, Manet and others can be seen in some of his later works.) 

We visited this city again in August 2013  

  

 

 

Medieval church. It was built by shipbuilders so if you flipped this structure on its top it would float... Église Sainte-Catherine.

Check the next picture to get a glimpse of the inside of the church. You will see what I mean that it was constructed by shipbuilders.

 

Next three pictures of Honfleur taken a few years ago.

 

 

Eugène Louis Boudin (12 July 1824 – 8 August 1898) was one of the first French landscape painters to paint outdoors.  His pastels received splendid eulogy of Beaudelaire and Corot, gazing at his pictures, said to him, "You are the master of the sky."

 

 

 

    

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