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)


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

  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

  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

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

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

  6. Such a pretty lavender wreath!

  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,

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

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


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