Monday, November 21, 2011

Wooded Bliss~Missing Paris Day

 Had to share a few more photos of the ancient buildings
of Bar le Duc. 

It's no secret that I love doors and windows...

and especially the wooded doors and ceilings of medieval times.
And there's no shortage of them here. 
Look at what this window revealed.
 The dining room where I will be a guest on this next trip to Bar le Duc
has a similar ceiling only with a luscious, deep turquoise shade between the beams. 
Wonder what's for lunch in this room today? 
Maybe a little wild boar stuffed with the champignons of the Lorraine area
and a piece of this sweetness with a dark cafe creme. 

And yes, I was teased and giggled at for taking this photo.
The woman behind the counter couldn't understand why I would want a shot of it.
My photography companion tried to explain with a shrug of her shoulders:  "C'est different." 

I've been told that Bar le Duc has some of the oldest buildings in the area
and this Monument Historique sign gives you an idea of just how old.

And then there's my favorite: the timbered-house. 
I never tire of gazing at this style. 
There are a couple in Paris I'll have to find on this visit and share with you.
I only found them recently though they stand just around the corner from a place I've walked by 
over and over throughout the years. 
One of the things I love about Paris!
Bon Lundi toute la monde! 

(Photos copyright: Kirsten Steen)


  1. I understand why you made the picture. Oh, to have some of the wonderful breads and pastries!

    I love everything about Paris! So magical!


    I am so very late since I have had to juggle a very demanding school schedule with conferences, but I would rather be doing THIS: VISITING PARIS WITH A GREAT PHOTOGRAPHER LIKE YOU!!!!!! I could eat that entire loaf of bread. I have French bakers as witnesses!!!!!!!!


  3. I love French shutters especially the blue ones in the south-west and Provence. The music on your blog is so relaxing!!
    PS Thanks for visiting my blog!

  4. these photos are gorgeous- loving the red doors!!!

    Come follow my blog darling! xx

  5. Can I tell you how very much I love that when you came to read my poem, you left me a gift of one as well. I LOVE that you love poetry. And I love you, friend.

  6. Vintage! Lovely shots with an astounding musical score! You made me feel like I am in Paris too. So, you love doors and windows huh? Those photos you took are proof why you do. They are mesmerizing Kirsten. I love the last two photos, only in Paris I guess. They are very classy and elegant and very pleasing to the eye. If I was there, I’d be staring at that extraordinary house too.

    Ronald Miller


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