Yesterday I went with a couple of friends to see two exhibitions. The first was an exhibition of many paintings all done with pastels. This was not an exhibition of local amateurs they were all of a very high standard. Now to make you really appreciate the pictures we were handed a ticket and had to vote for the best. Around and around we went, choosing was a difficult task, eventually I chose a large picture of three donkeys, if I could have bought one that was my favorite, maybe I should have chosen the ballerina, or the coiled rope?
Next we visited another modern building where we viewed many black and white pictures showing us sights of the town in years gone by. Many photographs of buildings destroyed due to the Allies bombing the town were on display for us.
An information plaque explained that a leaflet drop warning the townsfolk to leave the town hadn't hit its target but had showered the surrounding countryside, so many people in Fougeres died.
The entrance fee to both of these exhibitions was free, gratuit! However here is some free art on a local building.
Viva le coq
The glory of a former work place
Have you got any interesting factory buildings where you live?
A French word for surrounding is environnant.
A French word to point at a target is diriger.