Thursday, 27th January was our first 2011 meeting and we were treated to a marvellous talk by Desmond Colborne on the Seine and the how this magnificent “River of Light” influenced so many of the Impressionists.
France has been a second home for Desmond for most of his life working as a tour escort, teacher and for 30 years as the Paris director of the business leadership organisation, the South Africa Foundation. He has lived and lectured on France in SA for many years, at the UCT Summer school and elsewhere, and is an author of a book on South Africa.
Thank you Desmond for starting our year off so magnificently. We certainly maxed out on the seating space!
|A gargoyle on the Chartres Cathedral watches over the Seine|