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)