The paintings you will see here were from that incredible exhibit at the Opera Gallery on St. Honore, entitled Coco: The Testimony of Black and White. The artist, Lita Cabellut, has a very unique biography. She was born to a prostitute in Barcelona, never knew her father, raised by a Gypsy grandmother, who never sent her to school. Somehow she ended up attending an art school in Amsterdam. Quite a remarkable story!
Again, as you look at these, imagine they are the size of living room walls...from ceiling to floor...and larger!
The following photos are random shots of hat-related sights in France and Italy. Enjoy for what they are.
We stayed in Vernazza, Italy, in the Cinque Terre, for several days. The shots above and below were from a restaurant right on the harbor. All their centerpieces for tables were hats! Love it!
The photo below is from Nice...the French Rivera. We were strolling along the Promenade des Anglais, looked down on the top of a cafe, and saw this! Seagull with top hat!