Photographer's Note

"Pont-Aven is mainly known because of the group of artists who flocked round Émile Bernard and Paul Gauguin, and who were joined in 1888 by Paul Sérusier. They were collectively known as "Pont-Aven School"

Before Pont Aven attracted Gauguin and other artists it was a centre for milling with the river Aven being divided above the town to provide a mill race which powers a series of water mills. Whilst several of these retain their wheels only the last, the Moulin Poulguin is still capable of operating. The mill is now a restaurant and you can see the machinery inside".

From Wikipedia.

This picture shows the River Aven below the town. Some of the old sluices for the mill race can be seen here.

Taken as JPEG: PP in FastStone and PhotoShop 7.

F 3.9: 1/60s: ISO 200: FL 130mm.

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Additional Photos by Peter Geldart (graffer) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 316 W: 534 N: 481] (1800)
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