09 December 2007

Interesting Twist on the Advent Calendar

WE HAVE SPENT the weekend visiting the Christmas sights in various villages around the region. Today we went to a wonderful Marche de Noel in our own little town of Le Rouret. We took video and will be putting it up soon.

But on Friday Kerri and her parents visited the village of Biot where they put a little twist on the chocolate-filled Advent calendars that are so popular this time of year. In Biot, window shutters are decorated by local school children and 25 of them are 'opened' during the month of December -- one each day. It's a terrific idea and turns the village into a shutter-inspired art gallery. Here are some examples:

1 comment :

Penny said...

What an interesting idea! I would love to go there one December to see them. It reminds me a little of Dozza, Italy (near Bologna), where many of the houses in the centre of the village have had murals painted on them. Its really fun to walk around and look at the art