Vincent's Yellow

a[n] [auto]biography and a love story.

A Walk in Arles

No one is quite sure what brought you to Arles. You wanted to go south, Vincent, away from Paris, and something drew you to this town. Perhaps it was what Michelet wrote about the beauty of the arlesienne, the women of Arles, but that was not what you would encounter here. Although the walls are […]

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Mon, November 30 2009 » Photo entries, Popular Culture, Travel » 2 Comments

Arles – Le Café Van Gogh

I came here every night of my stay in Arles, I believe. It is important to call it Le Café Van Gogh, because that is what it is. It is a restoration of the cafe that you painted, not the original. It is meticulously designed. Yet – it rests in the same location. And so […]

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Mon, November 23 2009 » Photo entries, Popular Culture, Research, Travel » 9 Comments


I went to Basel, Switzerland for one day. Basel was one of the later additions to my trip; it was a bit out of my way, but they had organized an exhibition of seventy of Vincent’s landscapes. All landscapes! I was thrilled to go, although I must admit I was in that city for less […]

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Mon, November 16 2009 » Popular Culture, Research, Travel » No Comments