Marshland Paradise

A popular local haunt for amateur photographers -“Les Marais”. It loses something in the vulgar translation of “marshes” – an aquatic garden paradise made by medieval monks – now a vast wildlife wonderland of market gardens, criss-crossed by an intricate network of canals, fed from local rivers. Smallholdings only accessible by iconic flat-bottomed boats – swans, cranes, ducks, geese and moorhens glide through the waters, but the garners have to punt their way along the canals to their little corner of paradise. Gardners, anglers, walkers, just those in search of peace and quiet, and all within shouting distance of the railway line and the “towers – that is the marshes in Bourges – a few photos to give you an idea.