12 May 2013

Sculpture walk

Each year there is a “Sculpture Walk” at Mayronnes in the Corbieres. It’s in its 19th year and there are many permanent sculptures in place along the length of the 2.5 hour walk. Every April, a new set of temporary pieces are added and they stay in place through to September.

The opening day is held in May and this year I’d organised a group of six of us to go, in two cars, to the event. Apparently there were to be aperos to start, and a picnic (take-your-own) for lunch, with the opportunity to meet most of the artists at their respective sculptures.

We arrived with ten minutes to spare – to an empty car park. Which we thought was puzzling. We were sure we were in the right place. We were. The opening day was today, Sunday 12th May. I’d organised everyone for the Saturday 11th. Woops ….

Yep - the only two cars in the car park!

However, there’s always a bright side. There were no crowds to contend with. In fact, we didn’t see another living soul on the whole walk! And we actually all conceded that it was probably better anyway – no waiting to take photos with crowds of people milling around the artwork!

The walk in the Corbieres hills was stunning and I found the sculptures for the most part to be really interesting. I took lots of photos, and have put some of them up here.

And the picnic – well, we pulled off to the side of the road about a kilometre up the road, next to a small stream. No harm done by missing opening day – all was forgiven …...

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