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French windows, shutters and doors

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I know this is a bit of a lame topic, but I have to admit that over the last two years travelling through France, I seem to have developed an obsession with French windows, shutter and doors, often staring at them for ages and losing my husband in the process of photographing them.

There is not much to say, just that I think they are beautiful and I will understand if nobody else agrees with me or people find the topic boring or uninteresting.

For those of you who might be interested, here are some that caught me eye.

Arles, Provence

 

Arles, Provence

 

 

Arles, Provence

 

Arles, Provence

 

Mers-les-Bains, Le Somme

 

Mers-les-Bains, Le Somme

 

Mers-les-Bains, Le Somme

 

St-Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot

 

St-Cirq Lapopie, Le Lot

 

Rouen

 

Rouen

 

Rouen

 

Tours

 

Tours

 

Tours

 

 

Haute Foret D’Eu, Monday 21st February 2011

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Wild camping at Foret d'Eu

We’ve just been for a long walk through the forest at the height of Queen Mother’s Walk, which was opened to celebrate her 100 birthday.  It started off very well, but it wasn’t a circular walk and we ended up walking on very muddy-churned up tractor marks lane.  Thank God for my Hunter boots!

We saw the Entente Cordiale with the oak and the beech trees entwined to symbolisie the ties between France and Great Britain.

Queen Mother's Walk with Entente Cordiale at Foret d'Eu

 

 

 

 

L'Entente Cordiale explained

 

 

 

 

 

We also went for another long walk this morning in Mers-Les-Bains and admired the beautiful Art Deco houses along the sea front, each house a different colour imaginable.  I wish I was a painter: I could have a field day here with the colours and shapes of these magnificent buildings.  Apparently these house form part of some National Trust type of institution and are not allowed to be altered in any way.  What a brilliant idea!  That means that generation after generation can enjoy them as they were built originally.

Mers-les-Bains seafront houses

 

Mers-les-Bains seafront houses

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Mers-les-Bains

It was late morning by the time we got back to the van, so we skipped mid-morning coffee and drove here.  I was starving by the time we stopped, so we had lunch earlier than usual and a little siesta before afternoon walk.

Adonis is cooking tonight, so I might get on with my crochet or my reading: I’ll see how I feel.