Friday, 30 April 2010

A day off! - Part 53

I had a lazy day yesterday! I took everything slowly in the morning and then at 12h30 I went to friends down the road for lunch. Another couple, who I had not met before, joined us and proved to be great fun, so "a good time was had by all"!! I only arrived home at 17h30 and as it was cool, windy and not very pleasant outside, I decided that after a phone call to Nigel I would go to bed with a good book. Seldom do I do so little in a day, but for once I guess it did not do me any harm!

The following photos are some taken a couple of days ago in the village of Chasseneuil sur Bonnieure. Just click on the pictures for the full size photo.


Above and below - the village church, which has just been restored to its present state.
Someone's 'little' home in the back streets.
Ye old village well outside number 10. Nope not Downing Street, this is the Place de l'Eglise.
The Resistance Memorial – In the next week or so I will do an article on this.

10 comments:

  1. These are such wonderful old places Diane. It does us all the world of good to have a lazy day now and then. :)

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  2. Hi Joan, I agree but I always feel guilty when i have nothing to show for a whole day! France is just steeped in history and especialy around the Charente area. Diane

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  3. Your photos today are wonderful. I'm glad you gave yourself the day off. You've been working really hard and deserve a rest. I hope you are having a wonderful day. Blessings...Mary

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  4. Hi Pam, It is a lovely church, most villages here have beautiful churches. Many were not in a wonderful state after the war years but so many have been restored. Diane

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  5. Hi Mary, There are so many places here to take 'historic' pictures. Many of the chateaux and churches have been around since 1400 to 1500, some date back even earlier to their original stone being laid. Bonne journée. Diane

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  6. Your pictures are wonderful. I love historic places, although my little town is only 200 years old.

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  7. Hi Marjie, Your little town is about the same age as what we think our house is! France has so much history and there is so much to learn about it. Masses of restoration going on all over the place. Diane

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  8. I love that memorial.. it is so elegant and strong. I can't wait to hear more about it!

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  9. longpastremembered - I will not keep you waiting too long. LOL Diane

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