In early october 2018 I went with two friends to photograph the grape harvest at Ch. La Coucharde in Entre Deux Mers. It was a lovely day and we were able to photograph the seasonal workers in the vines in very pleasant sunshine.
During the summer I exhibited at Les Arts à St Paul (St Paul la Roche) in Dordogne in August, at St Laurent sur Gorre in Haute Vienne also in August and at St Pardoux Corbier in Correze in October.
My photo Carrelets took second prize at St Pardoux-Corbier.
The "course des serveuses et garçons de café", it's like life. You need to be quick, agile, know how to stay calm and not spill anything. Saturday 22 september 2018, 170 contestants waited for the start in the Place de la République, 60 for the local event and most of the rest for the national event. However, sponsors and families also took part even if they igored the rules.
Everything is carefully measured and there are penalties for every drop spilled. Proper shoes too, trainers are allowed, but there is a hefty time penalty. The race is over 4.4km (two circuits of a 2.2km course) and includes a lot of up and down hill work plus a few sets of steps. The national event was won by Thomas Vieron of Duplex in Angers. Julia Brissaud of Relais Limousin won the womens prize. A double for Cheverny of Limoges for the local event, with Tom Dugué and Tatiana Damiens.
I photographed the runnners in the Cours du Temple, in the Place Barreyrrette and mounting the steps opposite the Hotel de Ville.