Stay tuned for more wine based posts later this year.
In particular, some events that I have hosted earlier this year at Headingley Music Festival and at Avenue HQ.
And also about my wine tasting experiences on holiday in St Lucia.
But with holidays and busy work commitments (I do need to earn some money from time to time), I have been too busy to put these in for October’s blog. So for October, in the ‘Not just wine’ section, a showcase of some of the street art that can be seen around Boulogne.
As some of those who know me (reasonably) well, as well as good wine, I like art. When I have been further down South in France, I have had the chance to combine these interests when I have been invited to a ‘Vernissage’. This is an opening night party/soiree of an art exhibition. No specific equivalent word in English, it would just be called a preview night. They are normally invite only and there is normally wine and nibbles to enjoy whilst viewing the art. The artists are normally around to chat to as well. Very few greater pleasures than enjoying good wine and art together.
I will keep you up to date with any interesting art events in Boulogne. But just wandering around the town, there is a lot of ‘street art’ to enjoy.
Here are some examples from around the centre of town (centre ville).
I love this wall mural, high up on a building. You can see how big it is by observing the windows in the middle of the building.
As well as paintings there is also sculptor to see. The two go well together.
You walk around the town, and you may suddenly see such interesting paintings.
I like the way that some of the telephone/electricity boxes have been painted.
And if you have been down to centre ville and the port area, and are walking back up to the old town, (vieille ville, maybe you are staying somewhere there, hint hint) take a minor detour away from Grande Rue, and walk up Rue des Pipots instead. You will see these murals on the walls.
Note that many of these murals and street art will change over time. So I cannot guarantee that the same ones will still be there if/when you visit Boulogne. Please feel free to upload more in the comments section.