Monday, June 4, 2012

Feel the Fear and do it anyway

Edward Munch the scream
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Last weekend we FOLK faced our fears and braved Le Shuttle to visit Paris. After a terrifying er ten minutes! we emerged in France. Spurred on by our desire to get to the Musee de la Chasse et de Nature and having left the land rover at home and rented a car, we glided rather than thundered onwards and soon arrived at the Hotel Regina a wonderful old Art Nouveau hotel resplendent with huge mirrored doors and lovely green tile work.

The Musee de la Chasse et de la Nature is formidable, reminiscent of the Pitt Rivers in Oxfordshire but much smaller. The museum combines modern sculpture on a natural theme with stuffed animals, paintings depicting hunting scenes and a surreal collection of photographs of a chimps tea party along with a stuffed gorilla and table set for lunch...

One of my favorite collections are the collars worn by hunting dogs displayed under paintings of the hounds at their favorite pastime.

As luck would have it the musee is also just around the corner from the Merci store, so I was able to do some hunting of my own.

Back in Angleterre

Last week or thereabouts at the jack in the green celebration in Hastings I bumped into Simon Costin director of The Museum of British Folklore fastly becoming one of my favorite blog's.

We FOLK are currently popped up in Butlers Emporium Hastings and will be exhibiting with our friends Ancient Industries at the Cottesbrooke Gardeners Fair  Northampton  June 22-24 2012


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