Tuesday, July 3, 2012
The crowd control barriers are up, the flags are out and the whole of St Malo is eagerly awaiting the arrival of the tall ships on Thursday.
This is a once every four year event and one which certainly draws the crowds – 150,000 visitors are expected on each of the four days. There are lots of associated events taking place in and around the town with street parades, dancing and live music which will hopefully include the crews from the tall ships themselves.
Local artists are also taking full advantage of the event and in their varying styles they will be capturing the ships and the atmosphere as the event unfolds.
Eric Duhan, a resident of St Malo for 30 years plus, specialises in watercolours and has just opened an exhibition in his ‘intra muros’ gallery to mark the arrival of the ships. We were delighted to have been invited to the opening last Saturday evening and to see the work that he had already done. The Tall Ships are well known to Eric and his gallery is now full of beautiful images of them.
Well worth a look to give yourselves a feeling of how the town will look and feel over the next few days.