In a letter to Eugene Boch written on October 2, 1888 Vincent van Gogh said,
“Ah well, I have to go to work in the vineyard, near Mont Majour.
It’s all purplish yellow green under the blue sky, a beautiful, colour motif.”
Amazing colours of autumn of Alpine valley in Australia look like Van Gogh paintings….all red, yellow and orange aflame in a riot of hues and enhanced by the chiaroscuro…..what happens to the greens in autumn in spite of a bright
Sunshine?….do plants make chlorophyll for a limited time?……who painted all these glens and dales and the entire town red?.
People in thousands flock from all over to behold and enjoy the vast panoramic canvas by the unknown painter.
The great alpine road has towns like Bright and Mount Beauty and Milawa all in full autumn with their meadows, gardens and wineries painted in red, yellow and orange, people tasting the rare wines and Cheeses and milling around in the sunshine in their finest attires and exotic vehicles.
The festive season in Bright has a variety of activities in autumn for young and old. The entire area turns blue and white in the coming months of winter with snow and the ski resorts and mountains are full of people in warm clothes which paint a different picture.
It is not surprising the State of Victoria, in Australia calls itself with a sobriquet, “Victoria….the place to be”