Journées Européennes du Patrimoine or Heritage Days are a good opportunity for photographers to grab images that would take a lot of organising if it were not for organisations that enter into the spirit of the occasion and open historic buildings either as a “one off” or reduce the usual cost of entry and/or put on special events or themes.
The middle of September is a good time to head off to a nearby stately home or Châtéau after finding out if they have anything special going on.
Le Châtéau du Crèvecœur puts on a good show! This year the theme was a 19th century visit (imagined or real) of a group of Impressionist Painters and their models, and also more usual demonstrations of craft work, building techniques, and the culinary arts of the same period.
A 5€ entry fee allowed access to all the goings on and fully charged batteries on the Fuji XE1 ensured the wherewithal to capture some of what was afoot.
Afterwards, I edited and made images that imitated 19th presentation of the “new and exciting” medium of photography.
The demonstrations of techniques also photographed well.