Wednesday, July 30, 2014

'Cité de l'automobile', Mulhouse, Alsace, France
 While in Alsace last month this car museum wasn't on my list of 'to-see's' rather on Mr O.'s and admittedly I dragged my heels a bit but in the end I found I was captivated by the 400 vintage model cars on display, with 100 models held in reserve or off being displayed in other parts of the world. There is an interesting history with this museum and its two creators, Hans and Fritz Schlumpf- www.citédelautomobile.com.

 There were vehicles I'd never seen nor heard of before-panhard + levassor, jacquot, de dion-bouton,violet-bogey, scott, tatra, alant, then others I  had heard of-rolls-royce, bugatti, fiat, mercedes benz, renault, citroën, lotus, and ferrari, many more I couldn't take it all, the museum was well worth visiting.    





TATRA 1937-Czechoslovakia républic limousine type 


Panhard + Levassor 1948-2 cylinders, 605 cm 3, 28 CV and 130 km/hr...



Bugatti 1936

Bugatti Veyron Rembrandt 2014

And why does anyone need a car that can go from 0 to 100 kilometres in 2.5 seconds..more interesting information at http://bugattiveyronrembrandt2014.com.
Happy day everyone...

Monday, July 28, 2014

Achillea Millefolium/Achillea Millefeuille 




Achillea Filipendulina/Achillea Filipendulina 


The list of common names for these two plants of the same family: yarrow, common yarrow, gordablo, nosebleed plant, old man's pepper, devil's nettle, mifoil, sanguinary, soldier's woundwort, thousand-leaf and thousand-seal, bloodwort, carpenter's weed, seem to be interchangeable, regardless of their colour.

Une liste des noms vernaculaires: herbes à dindes, saigne-nez, sourcil de Vénus, herbe de la Saint-Jean, herbe de la Saint-Joseph,  herbe aux charpentier, herbes aux coupure.

I spent a life time walking through or by these beautiful wild flowers yet never did I take particular notice of their amazing detail. As I child my Mother served yarrow omelettes, I've never even considered making a wild yarrow omelette, I shall have to change that and soon for their show time isn't going to last forever.  Have a great day everyone...    

Sunday, July 27, 2014

 Click on link button or join Sally and Beth at their Sunday meme of world wide church posts:   www.inspiredsundaymeme.blogspot.com
Saint Etienne Church in Saint-Saturnin-les-Apt, built in 1860. 










Chapelle Notre Dame de Lamaron 

 This tiny chapel in the middle of nowhere was first mention in the 'possessions list' of the Saint-Victor Abbey in Marseille as early as 1032 A.D.

 


inscription above the door marks the date the restoration on the chapel was finished, 1667


This photo comes from wikipedia.org/chapelle-notre-dame-de-lamaron. (not a link)