BRUGES BELGIUM (1)

We had a day out in Bruges (Belgium) this week, it is a very old small city that attracts a lot of tourists from all over the world. I intend to do a few posts about Bruges and this is the first one. I’ll show you a bit of old church art. There are lots of churches in Bruges, all well kept and filled with old art.

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ONE OF THE MANY CHURCH TOWERS

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WE FOUND ONE PIECE OF NEW ART IN AN OLD CHURCH, A FONT

IMG_4337 (2)A PIECE IN BLACK SILVER AND GOLD

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A CLOSE UP OF THE ABOVE

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THIS IS THE TOP PART OF A PULPIT CARVED IN WOOD

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THIS IS THE LOWER PART OF THE PULPIT

 

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PART OF A VAULT COMPLETELY MADE OF STONE( this church was build in 1762)

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THIS IS A LARGE POT WITH A SILVER LAMB ON IT

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A VERY OLD PAINTING OF JESUS IN GOLD AND A SILVER CROSS NEXT TO IT

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MOTHER MARY AND HER SON JESUS WITH A FEW GOLDEN ANGELS

I hope you are all well and happy.

 

 

 

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LA DOUCE FRANCE (1)

We just came back from a holiday in the South of France. France is one of our neighbouring countries and to go there is about 1100 kilometers.I would advice you not to go there in July and August unless you really have too as it is the  summerschoolholiday for the whole of Europe then. But France is amazing and I am not surprised it gets the most tourists in the whole world !!! Personally I prefer the South, the Provence and the Cote d’Azur.

But hey, I think you want the pictures, not my bragging. So here they come.

We visited a special garden, it was the garden of a monastery in Mane ; Jardins de Salagon.

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FROGS IN THE POND

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PART OF THE OLD MONASTERY

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DETAILS OF THE WALLS

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THE FOLLOWING PICTURES WERE TAKEN IN THE GARDENS

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IT WAS DEFINITELY PUMPKIN TIME IN FRANCE, THEY WERE EVERYWHERE

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FIGS EVERYWHERE IN THE SOUTH, REALLY EVERYWHERE !!!

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THE WILD PIGS RUINED ALL THE GARDEN PATHS THE NIGHT BEFORE OUR VISIT.

As you can see is was definitely Autumn in the South of France, earlier than usual cos of the severe heath and drought they had for months on end. Here too we have an early Autumn.

There is more to come about our vacation in France so if you are interested watch my blog.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting.

 

 

A SHORT VACATION (3)

This is the 3rd and last post about our trip to Scotland. Edinburgh was our destination. A beautiful and buzzing city.

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THE SUMMER FAIR

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A BEAUTIFUL OLD BUILDING IN THE MIDDLE OF THE CITY CENTER

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AND ANOTHER ONE

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FLOWERS IN PEOPLES FRONT YARD

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A CHRISTMAS SHOP THAT WAS OPEN ALL YEAR !!

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STREET ARTISTS

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BRIDES

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UNUSUAL HAIRDO

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AN SCOTTISH TERRIER, THEY HAVE THEM IN BLACK AND WHITE, WE SAW LOTS AND LOTS OF DOGS, IN ENGLAND AS WELL AS IN SCOTLAND

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A CHANDALIER MADE OF WINEGLASSES IN A RESTAURANT

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ON OUR WAY TO THE FERRY WE WENT TO SEE THIS CASLE AT BAMBURGH

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THE END

We had a lovely short break, saw many interesting things, and we were lucky with the weather, what more do you want.

Have a great weekend and thanks for stopping by !

 

 

 

 

A SHORT VACATION (2)

From Windermere we drove to Gretna Green, worldfamous for being able to get married without permission of your parents, even as young as 16 ! . I don’t now if you still need the permission of your parents these days but a long time ago you did. It was very busy over there and we saw at least 5 weddings in the hour we spent there….But I enjoyed looking arround, to the people, the little shops and the many dogs who were on vacation with their owners.

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ALL THE SHOPS ARE BUILD ARROUND THIS BLACKSMITHS SHOP WHERE THE WEDDINGS TOOK PLACE IN THE OLD DAYS BUT NOT ANYMORE, THERE IS A WEDDING OFFICE NOW

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WE SAW OUR FIRST SCOTTISCH BAGPIPER THERE, A MAN IN A SKIRT, I LIKE IT !

 

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THIS STATUE STOOD IN THE MIDDLE OF THE MARKETPLACE, IT WAS A HUGE BOW WITH THE HANDS ON TOP

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THIS PICTURE WAS TAKEN BY MY HUSBAND (CAN YOU TELL WHO IS THE BOSS IN THIS RELATIONSHIP ??)

Our next visit was to Edinburgh, the photo’s will follow soon.

Have a great day and thanks for visiting !