best wishes for a peaceful,
prosperous and happy 2018.
|rue Monge, Paris|
|There are 2 early birds in flight across this dawn sky. France 2016|
|Wild poppies growing amongst the remains of Roman built baths in north eastern France. France 2016|
Apologies – some of the details of the image have been reduced for the sake of its uploading speed.
|The village in which this washhouse (lavoir) is located, is devoid of a bakery and any shops, but it boasts a castle and a charming lavoir. The domed roof covering the spring, is particularly attractive.|
|Adjacent to the 13th century church that sits at the bottom of a steep incline in our village, is this colourfully decorated lavoir. The flowers are voluntarily grown and nurtured by the surrounding neighbours.|
|A quaint washhouse can just be seen to the right of this stream that runs through Beaune.|
|This lavoir is located under the private home, shown below, and is constantly fed by a spring just a few metres uphill. There was no available information about the history the building.|
|Adjacent to notre maison, is a set of stone stairs that descends to the foot of our village, where there is a wash house that would have served the past inhabitants of My French Folly. The garden is the result of the generosity of the lady who lives opposite the perennial spring on which this washhouse is built.|
|This stray cat can usually be seen basking in the sun on the leaver walls.|
|Stepping into the cool dampness of this washhouse provided a welcomed relief from the heat outside.|
|A private washing "sink" located in an isolated hamlet in eastern France.|
|There is a school of carp of varying sizes that inhabits the waters under this roof.|
|Each time I descend this set of steps that winds downhill from My French Folly, and pass the lavoir that sits at its feet, my mind drifts to the past inhabitants of our French home. Water and sanitation had never been connected to our house when we purchased it. The installation of these modern amenities was a costly exercise, fraught with unforeseen complications.|
|Twilight as we walked past the nearest lavoir to commence our climb home, after a delightful|
apero with some local friends.
|People respond when you tell them there is a great future in front of you, you can leave your past behind. Joel Osteen|
|Passover affirms the great truth that liberty is the inalienable right of every human being. Morris Joseph|