No, this chapel isn't on the route of the big bicycle race. And, no it's not even in France. But... I have been watching the Tour for the last few days. It's put me in a European frame of mind, I guess. Seeing all those castles and cathedrals and amazing old buildings is part of the reason for watching. So, why would a very non-sport person like me care?
Several years ago I hurt my back and spent most of July in bed. The Tour was on every day. The next July I broke my leg and had another extended bed stay. Again, the Tour was on, and this time I knew the riders and rules. Since then I've just been hooked.
This painting is one that comes from a place near where my son-in-law lived as a child. Switzerland? or maybe Germany? I love the majesty of the Alps in the background, the vineyards behind the church, and the gentle little river in the foreground. I love the simplicity of this little church placed in such an awe-inspiring setting.