Tour de France 2022: Fans at High Altitude

TDF2022 - Fans at High Altitude - Detail

Another panorama – I love this format! It really gives a sense of time and progression… and great for telling stories too. The Bayeux Tapestry is my favourite example and I believe, the best panorama you could imagine! I digress! This scene happened yesterday, I was watching Warren Barguil leading the Tour, when I noticed fans lining the mountain side, way up in the far distance. They seemed so high up, and yet clearly on the route waiting for the race to arrive and cheer on. It’s extraordinary, not only what the cyclists do but the fans as well. They love this race! So, I felt they were all kings and queens of the mountains. A timely flag finished the picture.

Wishing a Happy Bastille Day to our friends in France!

 TDF2022 - Stage 11 - Fans at High Altitude, a painting by Maxine Dodd
TDF2022 – Fans at High Altitude

It’s really shaping up to be quite a memorable Tour… 🙂

Picture information

Mixed media original – watercolour, pen and ink

Size: Panorama 8cm x 36cm

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6 Comments

  1. Yes, it’s always a remarkable race but yesterday was a classic! (Brits upstaging the French contingent on their special day – ooops! 😊) And I know exactly what you mean about the fans on the horizon. Jude once took a similar picture of the runners going along the ridge towards the top the Jungfrau marathon – they looked like ants in the overall landscape. (I’ll have to check it out for paintability. 😉)

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      1. Just when we thought it might all be over……it really isn’t. Weather is fab here so off out to enjoy dinner and various pyrotechnical displays this evening.

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