Monday, November 14, 2011

One-time Residence of the Duc de Bar~ Missing Paris Day


Always when we travel to Paris,
we visit family in Bar le Duc,
a small town in the Meuse Departement of Lorraine
about 3 hours east of Paris. 


When I came to the Old Town section for the first time twenty years ago,
I took a similar photo of this window 
which was just as dressed up as you see it now
(though the valences portrayed the flowers of summer). 



I love the lavender wreath
and matching pots and boughs.



Many of the houses of the old town 
date back from the 15th to 17th centuries.
And on my last visit, I pointed and clicked 
at houses, doors and windows from all directions... 


...and traversed the many old walkways
that still resemble the days of the Dukes. 


(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)

9 comments:

  1. Such a beautiful entrance. I wish I could peek inside.

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  2. Precious one....I missed my blog visits last night....or else I would have been the FIRST TO COME TO THIS AWESOME POST of A BEAUTIFUL PARIS!!!!!! OH, the love you SEE and capture....What a eye-popping color!!!

    Thank you for flying over the rooftops to come to see me! You are such a dear heart. School is keeping me so busy and tired. This week I will be working late with parent conferences for 50 children!!!!!!!! I WOULD RATHER BE IN PARIS!

    LOVE TO YOU, Anita

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  3. Paris is cold and grey today so dont be missing it tooooo much!! Although we did have a champagne for you at Cafe Marly divine Carla xbowny

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  4. Royal purple...my favorite. So pretty on this old, stately architecture. Love it!
    Catherine xx

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  5. I lived most of my life in France and I never went to the Lorraine department..it's very pretty !
    thank you your sweet encouraging words, Kirsten...most apreciated :-)
    Lala

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  6. Such a pretty lavender wreath!

    http://missbbobochic.blogspot.com/

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  7. Oh how beautiful these pictures are! Thank you for taking me away :)! And thank you for the reminder to stretch....this carpal tunnel is no fun!
    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Nathalie

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  8. I love everything about Paris, even though I've not been. Your gorgeous images make me want it even more!
    Lovely blog.
    Patti

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  9. Love your photos....it's amazing how commonplace such charm and beauty are in France. Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving! xx

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