Brittany with an old Leica (Part III) – Dinan and the Monastery

I really liked Dinan. It’s touristy but in a somehow cautious and sophisticated way. We stayed in a small hotel, named after the French explorer Auguste Pavie.  With subtlety and refined taste the owners had integrated asian sculptures and other elements of the East to create a splendid blend of medieval France and Eastern Asia. Just looking out of the window was an act of beauty. One day we went along the riverbank of the Rance and arrived at a monastery where a few artists exhibited some of their works. I asked one of them if I could take a portrait of him and was lucky enough he didn’t refuse.