As usual, fantastic pics Lettie! I love this rusty, medieval look that France is so famous for.
Love these, Letty! I think the little house in the series of three photos at the very beginning looks like somewhere Hansel and Gretal might visit. What a sweet little home!Love the gate too!France's decay is so photogenic, and I'm sure that England's is as well. There is something about ruins and neglected buildings that draws one closer, hoping to catch a glimpse of what it used to be and who lived there. Fascinating!Keep those holiday pics coming!
i too love pictures of abandonment and decay... in terms of style and beauty french are hands-down better than that seen in north america. but then again, out in the west u.s. some of the starkness of arid abandonment is incredibly compelling. great pictures as always.
Sorry you had such an awful summer in Britain! I read it was the wettest summer on record. I can't imagine how soggy all you Brits must feel.The French don't decay more beautifully than the Brits, really. I think it was the sunshine, peaches, and swimming pool temperature that must have made everything look better to you.Hoping fall is dry and crisp and just perfect - since you have to live there, may the weather be just GREAT.
Wendy and I stayed ina town called Bourg on the way back. It was fantastic old signs for vinyards on the walls and old shops that have been forced to close due to out of town shopping centres. Great pictures.
The French do everything so beautifully. That's why Americans complain about them so much. Pure jealousy!
Lovely post, L.Best milk I ever had I drank in England.I saw France from the English coast, and went on back to London.Decay? My friends off to Harrods when I was off to Canterbury.John :)
ami allowed to speak yet mish? oops, sorry i meant miss.....;0o
Nice, very nice. Nothing like any of this here . . . Have a happy weekend!
You would probably find a beautiful photograph anywhere Lettie - these are lovely. x
The only difference is that if something looks like it may fall into spendid decay here in N America, somebody comes along with a bulldozer and builds a shopping centre.In France, and also England, it's allowed to become a quaint photogenic ruin. And in France it's sunnier.
As you so splendidly indicate, it is all depending on the eye of the beholder. Without you, much of it would be simply decay or neglect; with you, it becomes a part of a landscape of the imagination.I love that basketball hoop.America--we give the French basketball hoops in return for the Statue of Liberty and the UK, ah, in return for Common Law and our Fifth Amendment, we leave a Starbucks across Russell Square from the British Museum.
thanks Bella, it is a very medieval look, much more so than in englandlynne you put your finger on whats so appealing about the ruins - i love it when you can see remnants of wallpaper etc....kimy i'd love to visit and see it for myselfhey reya - i can't complain after all the sunshine i had in france - but yes, its been awful here. Sunny and crisp at the moment tho. Hope you have a great autumn too (and that you're ok)sounds great martin- no pics? i got a few pics of old booze signs on walls.lol Steve - what, you mean the cheese-eating surrender monkeys?je, i'd choose canterbury over harrods too any timehmmm.... well ok pod. so long as there are no more slips of the tongueyou too TT, happy and relaxing i hopeakelulu you say the nicest things. But remember, you only see the pics i'm pleased with ;phaha shammie, thats funny(also prob. true)also funny shelly (as ever). i loved the basketball hoop too
I bet the ones you discard are better than the ones I keep!You have an award to collect next time you call in. :0
Keep on snapping!
I love the houses in France, including the ones falling down, such character. I love the french countryside too. Its just a shame about the people....Ooops did I really say that!
thankyou for those lovely pics you took. So lovely to see you. Feel really terrible today so not in work tomorrow. Voice has got worse. Oh dear. So lovely to see you though, dear Lettie. Those mangoes were delish.
Oh The French do so many things well...decaycheesebreadroundaboutssexy accentsI like LG's trousers!x
Maybe that is French DIY! I love your photo work, thanks for sharing.
Of course I think it's lovely, but I'm Canadian. This country is less than 150 years old, nothing here is old, except our envy of Europeans.
Letty I must laugh because I took a look at these pictures before reading the post and when I got to the door with the spider webs and all I thought - now that place is deserted. Then I went back and read the post only to discover that it actually was not. OY! The photos are so beautiful. It amazes me that there is such beauty in the world even in things that are falling down and past their prime.
Lovely pictures Lettie.As you know I'm of the school that can appreciate decay in it's all its beauty but am not good at living with it! (I'm a NIMBY!)I wonder if the French woman going through those doors just HATES them and keeps meaning to paint them but hasn't got round to it? xx
are mocking my lisp mish?
Obviously not just you - we all love your portrayal of the decay. And beauty is, after all, in the eye of the beholder. Another lovely post!Sue
thanks so much 'Maluluwill do dumdad, i'm addicted.haha dizzy, you are soooo naughtythey were delish weren't they bud? was lovely to see you, any time. Hope the voice returns. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF or else.trac. I am gobsmacked. You didn't mention wine.d'you think so queenie? i think they're certainly too laid back to ever go DIY mad like some britsthats funny Jay. Tho we also have a certain envy of the french.... thats why we are rude about themthat is funny too Gary. It was just what i was thinking when the woman brushed past mehello Nimby. Yes, i did wonder about the spray paint ...you're tho thweet pod, how could i mock?thanks Sue, nice to see you again, i will visit yours
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