photos of wild flowers, a few trees and flowering bushes that catch my eye with the occasional pet photo.


Saturday, August 1, 2015

Blauvac, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, Vaucluse, France

 Blauvac is a small village, less than 500 inhabitants, sits up in the air at 420 metres,
with stunning views from all sides..


well marked public paths 

a village fountain 'non potable' sprouting recycled non drinkable water but there is a drinkable water pump just behind this one that serves the weary biker, hiker and voyageur. 

Eglise Saint-Sébastien de Blauvac, 13th C. greeted us with open doors.


Blauvac War Memorial..

dedicated to the widows and orphans of war.

 


                                                                             
               

Friday, July 31, 2015

Who are these girls...

There are no clues with this photo, a lot of our ancestors didn't think to label, date or comment, at least not very often. All I know for certain is that this photo was taken somewhere between 1920 and 1930.  

It would be such fun to know who these seven young ladies were and what became of them when the grew up, left home and set off on their own. Did I have a crush on one of their sons or play with one of their daughters?

Any ideas Yvonne?

I wonder if this is a Sunday School group, a regular school class, a special outing or a birthday party, did they even have birthday parties back then?

 I love their baggy blouses, the large floppy bows in their hair, I prefer the sunhat with the bow.

Who is taking their photo?

Or is this just an errant photo that contains neither friend nor family, a random photo of random people that somehow found its way into our families toss of old photos. I wonder if there is a second photo like this somewhere pasted into an old family album with all the information nicely scripted below it; in a forgotten album, tucked away on a dusty back shelf.

Thursday, July 30, 2015

Villes-sur-Auzon, Vaucluse


Yesterday we headed off to find a 'couvent des trappistines' a convent of Trappist nuns I suspect. We got lost in the above scenery, ditched our goal and explored different corners we'd not been to before.


We'd stop at a tiny village called 'villes-sur-auzon' a once walled village. It was first mentioned in the Church archives in 1234, the only surviving portion of the original wall is the 'grand portail' above.    


Just down the street from the fountain in the above photo and just before the church in the next photo, the top of Mont Ventoux appeared to us from between these tree branches and a spray of Marigolds. 

Their 1852 church.  

This fountain, at least the place of this fountain and its style have not changed since the 1800's from what I could see in an old photo in the link at the end of this post. There is also an original shot of the community washing basin just behind this fountain.   


I have not noticed a fountain with two sprouts before this one.


Pizza anyone?


We couldn't pull Mr O. away from this music shop's display window with the below guitars, I was silently glad it was not open, even though I imagine we'll be returning when it will be open. The owner makes and repairs guitars and guitar parts which is right up Mr O.'s interest alley.   



http://www.schuetz.fr/


'http://www.provenceweb.fr/e/vaucluse/villes/villes.htm'  :-)