Back from our mini-vacation in Hatteras now, and I've finally taken the Beynac painting off of the easel to work on other things.
This painting shows my view prior to hiking up to the top of the village to tour the chateauat the summit. The village of Beynac would be worth a visit just because it is so storybook pretty. But it is also the home of a magnificently preserved 13th century castle where Richard the Lionheart fought, won, then loss, only to meet his death shortly thereafter. From the top of the Chateau de Beynac one can see out over the beautiful Dordogne valley in all directions. The day I paid a visit to Beynac is definitely one of my favorite and memories of my visit to this most beautiful part of France.