This 153rd anniversary of Charles Rennie Mackintosh (CRM)was the occasion to inaugurate the renovation of the Trail and to foster his memory through an evocation of Margaret and CRM
All the old signs in Port-Vendres have been replaced by brand new ones. The missing panels as well as those supports in poor condition have been reinstalled by the technical services of the town of Port-Vendres. The design of the panels was carried out by the association which entrusted the printing to a private company
On the front of each panel, there is a QR code which is linked directly to the website and to the description and analysis of the watercolor
On the back is another QR code which is linked to the website home page. There is also a map with all the watercolors of the Trail throughout the Pyrenees Orientales department.
The inauguration of the Trail’s renovation was the opportunity to present it to the public through 2 hikes organized in collaboration with the Evasion Catalane de Port-Vendres association.
In each group there was thus an Evasion Catalane animator and a CRM guide who could explain the works.
It was very hot – the participants endured a scorching temperature.
The hikes ended in the Dome Gardens in the shade of a weeping willow tree. The interpretation center was open and welcomed visitors in accordance with sanitary rules
Refreshments were offered to the participants, containing a snack made from typical Scottish recipes.
Then our artists Clara and Paul Silber presented in the “Micro-Folie” space of Port-Vendres the first part entitled “Margaret Macdonald Mackintosh: reflections”
Given the many prior registrations, Clara and Paul presented 2 sessions in French. Further presentations in English will take place at a later date.The evening ended with a milder temperature and after tidying up, the organizers were able to enjoy a well-deserved rest