Thursday, May 17, 2018

Château de Blérancourt

 From Victoria:
Although the rolling plains of France’s Hauts-de-France and Grand Est regions were once the sites of epic World War I battles, a resilient beauty has recaptured the landscape. One woman’s vision has made a lasting impact on the area’s restoration. New York philanthropist Anne Morgan, daughter of eminent financier J. P. Morgan, was one figure whose remarkable efforts stood out. She was spurred to action by the destruction of the lovely Gallic villages laid waste by battle and was determined to assist with their recovery. A portrait of Anne, painted by Philip de László and pictured above, is displayed in honor of her tireless work rebuilding war-torn villages. (Read more.)

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