Site 4 St Bonnet
Site 4 : La rue des Maréchaux - Farriers Street
A shepherd and his flock are going down the rue des Maréchaux (Farriers Street), one of the busiest street in the village where in the past many shops and the farriers’ workshops were concentrated. Above the tobacco shop, right in the photo, Vivian lived a time with her mother Maria Jaussaud when she was a child.
Vivian took this photo at the exact moment the shepherd was in the sun to make him stand out against the darker background. The shadow cast by the shepherd indicates that the sun was low in the sky. The tight composition leaves a place outside the frame to imagine the atmosphere of the village in the early morning.