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  [1 of 56]  Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016, 13:22 (694 days ago)

I've communicated with a couple of members who have participated in special projects or events that I thought should be shared with our membership. If you are involved in any such photo projects or events, please share here!


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  [2 of 56]  Posted: Fri Aug 26, 2016, 13:55 (693 days ago)
Modified: Fri Aug 26, 2016, 14:28 (693 days ago)

Hi All,

Though new to Panachallenge, mrsawyer thought I should share a poster I designed for an exhibition last year. aoc46 and I both have a house in the small village of St Martin de Vers in the Lot region of SW France, and it was he who told me about Panachallenge. We both contributed to a photographic exhibition in the village. I helped to curate it and designed the poster for it. The theme for the exhibition was 'Then and Now'.


Here are the translations:

d'alors et maintenant - then and now

St Martin de Vers - the name of the village, means St Martin on the river Vers (which runs through the village)

un village lotois - a village of the Lot region (a department, like a state, of France in the South West)

photographies et tableaux - photographs and paintings

présenté du 14 juillet au 21 août - showing between the 14th July and 21st of August

Ouvert les mardi et jeudi de 15h å 18h å la Mairie - open between 3pm and 6pm on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the village town hall

The exhibition attracted a great many people and some accolades from local dignitaries. At the private viewing, all of the (living) contributors were thanked and I was thanked in the context of "...it has been some time since the hundred year's war, but we now have a nice accord with Malcolm."
The hundred years war was in the 1500s and I of course, being a Brit, was then the enemy. They have long memories!

Some extra info.

The sepia picture of the nuns with a row of children was taken in our garden around 1898.

Two hundred years ago the population was far greater at 300-400, than now, about 34. It was of course much larger then, but you can see the medieval origins in the slightly oval plan. The church is fortified and built in the 1600s in which was discovered a few years ago, fragments of some very nice Medieval frescoes underneath the not very lovely 19th century foliage.

For now,


Malcolm (MSL)


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  [3 of 56]  Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016, 20:53 (691 days ago)

Thanks for sharing... looks and sounds like an ideal place to spend time and take photos.


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  [4 of 56]  Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016, 21:58 (691 days ago)

Looks like you both made a good job of the event. What a great way to get to know your neighbours better. Thanks for sharing it with us.


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  [5 of 56]  Posted: Sun Aug 28, 2016, 22:06 (691 days ago)

Welcome to Panachallenge - I'm so glad AOC46 asked you to join. It's wonderful to have that kind of history in a small town. It's what I love so much about Europe. Congratulations on your exhibition. What a nice way to involve people.


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  [6 of 56]  Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016, 00:00 (691 days ago)

MSL and aoc46, perhaps you could share your submissions for the event here!


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  [7 of 56]  Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016, 15:13 (690 days ago)

As requested, here is a sampling of my photos from the exhibit.


Old Weir on the Vers

Calvaire - typically found at even the smallest crossroads in rural France

Roses in the Village

A Street in Evening


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  [8 of 56]  Posted: Mon Aug 29, 2016, 17:41 (690 days ago)

Thanks for sharing these aoc46. My favorite is the first one. It reminds me of an oil painting.


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  [9 of 56]  Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016, 22:15 (604 days ago)

graduation day. woo hoo!!!!
six weeks of radiation and chemo. after final treatment you come out to waiting room and give that bell a ring to the congratulations of other patients. six weeks you get to know a lot of people with a lot of stories. it was a very humbling experience.



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  [10 of 56]  Posted: Wed Nov 23, 2016, 23:44 (604 days ago)

Congratulations Elliott!! I'm a survivor too, lost all my hair back then but still healthy today after nearly 20 years.
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