Though we travel the world to find the beautiful

we must carry it with us or we find it not

Ralph Waldo Emerson


Sunday, January 13, 2013

Cobbled Honey Lanes and Gas Lamps .......



~  Aquitiane   France  ~


There's something magical about wandering the honey colored
cobbled lane-ways in medieval French villages
You just never know what's going to be around the next bend
turrets and towers ... wrought iron signage .... passages under archways
cafe's and brasseries which entice you to linger a while





wrought-iron signage and gas-lamp
nestled in amid clinging ivy walls



~ cafe creme et des fraise ~




 Olde-world roses that trail along stone-carved balconies




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Dreaming of France
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27 comments:

Debra Howard said...

Beautiful post. I feel almost like I went for a walk down the streets in France. Gorgeous photos too.
Debbie

Carol L McKenna said...

Wonderful post ~ loved 'walking down the lane' ~

(A Creative Harbor)

Herm said...

Hi Dianne,

What a beautiful shot of Aquitiane! No 20th century clutter. . .cars or scooters. The scene probably hasn't changed for hundreds of years.

I like the sun highlighting of the building fronts in the center of the photo..

Great job!

Sylvia K said...

Ah, all the things that I loved about France!! Thanks for the wonderful memories, Dianne!! Hope your weekend is going well!

Coombe Mill said...

Looks blissful there

Regina said...

Beautiful France!

xo

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Dianne

La belle France - I miss her so!!!
I love the little cobbled streets with a bend tempting you to follow and see whats over the hill!
I'm not sure if I've been to Aquitane - I'll have to get out my Michelin map where I've traced my trips!
I'm happy anywhere in France it's all beautiful.
I've just had a phone call from my 9y GD who is making me a 'Bonne Année' card!! These can be sent up until the end of January!

Lovely to hear from you and I hope you're not affected by the terrible fires - we can see the devastation on the TV news. A party of NZ firefighters flew over last week to help out where they can - NSW & Tassy I think.
take care
hugs
Shane

La Brocanteuse said...

Beautiful images with such longed for colors-and so nicely described. thank you for sharing. sending you love from Afrique du Sud Colette x

Cezar and Léia said...

A romantic feeling in the air with so lovely pictures! Thanks for sharing!
Léia

Gary said...

Beautiful area!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Karen said...

I'd love to walk there!

Paulita said...

Oh, my. That first photo made me heave a heavy sigh. I so want to be there.
Thanks for playing along. I just joined as one of your more than 500 followers! Here’s my Dreaming of France meme

Photo Cache said...

I am literally dreaming of France. Thanks for sharing these gorgeous images.

eileeninmd said...

Thanks for the lovely tour, your photos are beautiful. I love the ivy covered wall and the gas lamp. The strawberries look yummy. Have a happy week!

bettyl said...

I so enjoy seeing the wonderfully old buildings. I hope to see them myself one day, until then, thanks so much for sharing your part of the world.

Fun60 said...

Those cobbled lanes look so inviting.

Denene Brox Photography said...

Love the cobbled lane and I love Paris!

Gemma Wiseman said...

Love the magical romance of that laneway! I would spend a long time wandering such tempting settings! And love the old lamp and sign! Beautiful photos!

Kalantikan said...

Thanks for them, these old structures are so informative of the culture that passed. I fully understand why you come back again and again. You should see Strasbourg and La Petite, France, plus the mountains of Turkey like Ibradi and the communities around there, magnificent old structures as well. If only i have more funds i will do what you are doing as well, thanks for this tour!

Luna Miranda said...

these are utterly romantic--especially the 2nd photo with ivy on the walls.

ladyfi said...

Oh wow - love the tones in the first two shots. What a charming place!

Louise said...

What a lovely post, almost as good as taking the walk with you....

Dana said...

So pretty!

myfrenchkitchen said...

Beautiful images Dianne. L'Aquitaine is just next to us and a wonderful region..you really did some traveling on your trip it seems?
Bises
Ronelle

bailey-road.com said...

Beautiful shots.

Madge Bloom said...

LOVE it! I'm so glad you came by to share on Weekly Top Shot #65!

Jilly said...

Stunning photography. Love your photos. In this group, that first one so beautifully captures the light and shade and honey colours you find in the French 'ruelles.' Don't you love that word!

Thanks for your visit today. You know I think a lot of tourists miss the back of the casino building.They just don't thik to go down there and really it's more beautiful than the front.

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