The Christmas Market Castres in the Tarn department in the Pays de Cocagne, a stand dedicated to Pastel who made the wealth and fame of the region.
Woad (Isatis tinctoria) was grown extensively since the twelfth century in the diocese of Albi and the triangle Albi, Toulouse, Carcassonne (also called "Land of Plenty"), until the eighteenth century. Leaves worked into balls (called "cokes"), gave an exceptional blue. The pastel was reserved for dyeing fabrics richer, funds were used to make tanks based paint linseed oil for protection shutters, and carts (blue wheelwright). Indeed, the former had noticed that the repulsive property of blue to insects.
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tenretin (2657) 2013-12-23 11:53
Belle ambiance avec tout ce bleu. les 'acheteurs' font que cette capture est encore plus sympa... et spontanée.
Les précisions historiques sont utiles car bon nombre de personne ignorent ces faits.
Disabled_A (0) 2014-01-04 5:18
what a lovely "blue" scene! :) the smiling lady seller creates a very friendly, cosy atmosphere. A very well shot photo!
Bonne année 2014! :)
Miguel82 (27658) 2014-01-05 16:45
Bonnée 2014 Magaly, that stall offers many articles of blue hues, authentic portrait and capture from a christmas market, the merchant looks tired, like her face expression, merci et bon courage Mme
- Copyright: Magaly PAGANO (Giustiniani) (3632)
- Genre: Places
- Medium: Color
- Date Taken: 2013-12-19
- Categories: Daily Life
- Camera: Canon EOS 1100D, Canon EF-S 18-55 IS f3.5:5.6
- Exposure: f/5.6, 1/50 seconds
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- Date Submitted: 2013-12-23 9:29