Site 5 St Bonnet
Site 5 : La rue de Chaillol
This is the main artery of the village leading from the place du Chevréril, the bygone goats market, to the fairground. Here the past sits alongside the present as illustrated by the cars, the electricity poles and the petrol pumps. In the 1950’s Vivian had lodged in the guest house half way up this street, one of the many inns in the village.
The artist used her Rolleiflex camera to achieve a closed framing. The sun and shade exposure is well managed. The silhouettes suggest activity. She uses the perspective of the rising street, framed by massive houses, to create a vanishing perspective towards the mountain that closes the horizon.