Newark Kids in Provence
The Barat Foundation has taken another group of kids to southern France for a summer. Athena Barat has set up a blog with many fotos to record events. Here's her first post, from June 28th:
Athena's blog is on the same service, Google's Blogger, that I use, and she selected the same template as I did, but that is all mere coincidence (and good taste).
After a long journey we arrived at our home in Provence! Secluded in the mountains in St. Saturnin les Apt, we are amidst iconic Provencal beauty. Lavander and Olive Trees line the yard, while a delicious swimming pool sits in the center. We ate dinner: tomatoes and mozarella, roasted chicken, an erray of quiches, salad and fresh bread. Tomorrow we will begin French classes, have an overview of our arts workshops, a walk into town, and an evening film, "Les Triplettes de Belleville".* These kids are great! Honestly, an awesome group. They are happy and playful with one another, help each other out, and are all so thrilled to be here. I can't wait to see what we create together! I will keep you posted.
* ["Belleville", eh? These Newarkers go 3,000 miles and Belleville is still right there. - LCS]
I found a website with some information about the village they are staying in. Very different from Newark.
Here's a foto of the group from Athena's blog. I don't know if one person is missing, to take the picture, or if they used a tripod and self-timer, or got someone else to take the foto.
Athena was in Newark as late as last Thursday, at the launch party for Glocallynewark.com, but I didn't see her. I arrived rather late and wandered over to Rupert's shortly afterward because the party was too loud to talk to anyone. There are a lot of pix of that party online, taken by various fotografers. I have some pix of my own, but not right now.