Sunday, September 5, 2010

Lourmarin

Last weekend we took a quick trip to Lourmarin* for lunch and a bit of a look around.

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My heart always speeds up when I see these signs. Brocantes are those bric-a-brac, antiquey type stores that sell gorgeous things you really don't need.

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Lucky for the mister, being Sunday afternoon, this one was closed.

But there were a few other places open, pretty enough to warrant a photo.

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How great would a table set with this stuff look?

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An art atelier (with the French version of Herbie in the background):

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A homewares store:

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I only realised upon loading this photo to flickr that my son snuck himself into it. Very cheeky (literally).

Not a very interesting church bell, sorry, but I had to put this in to show how amazingly blue the skies seem to be over here. I sure we don't get cobalt skies like this at home. Or have I been away too long?

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Spotted while walking back to our car: several fig trees heaving with yet-to-ripen fruit.

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We luuuuurve figs. Just as well they were green, I might have sent the mister over the fence to investigate. 

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Hmm. On second thoughts, maybe not. 

His figs are more important than those ones. 


*You learn something new every day. By reading my own link I just discovered that Peter Mayle, of A Year in Provence fame, apparently lives in Lourmarin. I dunno though, I didn't see him anywhere.

5 comments:

  1. That place really looks beautiful! And it seems you had beautiful weather as well! I also read the Wiki entry and it seems to be a really interesting town! Albert Camus is buried there and it has such a long history. And the pottery is great! Love all those colours!

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  2. Hi Kirsty,
    All your pictures of France are so beautiful...makes me think I'm there visiting.
    Also wanted to mention to you that when you commented on my donut post, your email is set to "no reply". That means no one can reply or communicate back to you. It's a simple change in your profile setting. If you are interested...go to my blog and on the right side bar under the Labels section is a post called "no reply". It will explain everything.
    Thanks again for stopping by my blog,
    ~Karen~

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  3. Bonjour Kirsty~ really enjoyed your pics of Lourmarin. Yes I believe Peter Mayle now lives in this area and the movie "A Good Year" written by Mayle and starring our very own Russell Crowe was filmed in this area ~ so you were definitely in good company.
    ~Dianne~

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  4. I remember seeing ads for that movie - I had no idea it was a script by Peter Mayle. Will have to keep an eye out for it on DVD. Thanks for the tip off Dianne!

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  5. Just me here, stalking your back-posts of places to visit. I laughed immediately when I arrived at the photo cheeky son. I wondered if it was a local petit garcon playing games for the tourist photographer! I can just imagine his papa "son, head out to the town and every time you see a tourist raise their camera, bend over and show them your ass. Hahahaha!"

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