I felt a unique atmosphere. I perceived this “Sense of Place” feeling, so well formulated by our Anglo-Saxon friends. A vague feeling, a soothing impression, as if this place wasn’t really quite like any other and that it was just THE right place.
Already, at the time, I felt as if I belonged here. Time has gone by. And I have come back.
Today, more than ever, Troplong Mondot reveals itself to me as a chance, a world apart, and its evocation relentlessly brings back a flood of thoughts and emotions.
This emotional dimension is specific to Troplong Mondot. It is both an inward retreat, made up of souvenirs and reflections, and an openness towards others based on sharing and empathy. It is what I would like to find here.
The time to invoke this “Sense of Place”, unique to Troplong Mondot. To reflect and exchange, like one would over a glass of wine. To stand tall, like Troplong Mondot on its hilltop, overlooking the view and stretching out across the horizon.
To question oneself and one’s surroundings. To challenge one’s ideas against those of others so as to find the truth.
Over a short break, whilst reading, eyes will cross to give a particular light to Troplong Mondot’s world. Each and every theme and encounter will reflect its spirit and will reveal its unique character, through the thousand facets that make up its personality. Whether deep or ephemeral, it will be a matter of encounters, discussions, interpretations and either intimate or universal reflections.
All in a way that I hope will allow emotions to emerge and that will open the doors of our world to you.
The world of Troplong Mondot.
Aymeric de Gironde
I invite you to join us in February 2020 for a discussion about the way to look at things, with the Swedish photographer, Johan Berglund.