Tuesday, 17 May 2016

Duravel 46.



Yesterday was Lundi de Pentecôte (whatever that is!); any excuse for a good old Boot Sale.

At first light (8.30am) we drove down to Duravel, a small village about 20 kms away. Above is the stunning view of the Lot Valley, as one descends down into the village itself.

I didn't bother to take any pix of the market, as they're all pretty much alike. However, I did particularly like this entrance to a garden, with its house in the background. A typical scene from our area. Nice eh?


There were a few other delights that I'd liked to have photographed, but the road was so narrow that stopping was out of the question.



23 comments:

  1. If there is second life i want to live in that area,

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  2. Now if that was in the UK, all the neighbours would be up in arms because that gate definitely needs a coat of high gloss Dulux paint......
    It's a lovely gateway, and do I spy echoes of your tower in the background?

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    1. Decay is appreciated in mainland Europe; especially in Italy. It's despised in the UK.

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    2. Definitely - it's a major part of the charm in most of Mediterranean countries.

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    1. Only some Strawberries. We were tempted by some old ironwork, but it was expensive.

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  4. I thought you were writing about a battery.

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  5. We had a garden themed manifestation.
    I bought two metal birds and ate an Acasia flavoured cake and a mure sorbet in a cone. Lovely day and the last 'Bank Holiday' of May. Pentecost - a few weeks after Easter and something to do with the Holy Ghost.

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    1. Our village had its annual 'Country Fair' on Sunday. Lots of Horses, old Tractors, and motor bikes. We didn't go; it's the same every year!

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    1. I'm sure you'd both love it here.

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  7. The road to Duravel looks just as I would imagine the French countryside. I can just about hear some birdsong.

    Did you perhaps have a light lunch after inspecting the boot sale before you returned home?

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    1. We'd finished by about 9.30am, so no we went home for lunch. It's not the best picture of the view; I had difficulty stopping on the windy road. It really is beautiful.

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  8. When I was young and studying French, I was enamored with the culture and architecture of Paris. Thought that's where I'd like to visit someday. I was wrong. I think I'd much rather visit your part of the country. Just beautiful.

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    1. This area is probably the best in the whole of France for its architecture.

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  9. Enchanting! No wonder you fell in love with the area 43 years ago!
    Greetings Maria x

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  10. Enchanting. Who hasn't passed by a gate like that and wondered what was behind it? Sounds like you had a fun day.

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    1. And we bumped into friends whilst there. A perfect morning.

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