Thursday, June 15, 2017

15/06/2017 A trip to Confolens, once again I took too many photos so more tomorrow!

Maximum temperature 28C, minimum 15C. 15 kmh NW wind with 21 km/h gusts.  Dry.
Driving to Confolens we were behind this truck at one stage, note the maximum speeds on the back (60 70 80).  We were in a 90 km/h zone and we could not keep up doing much faster than that!!

Arriving at the new bridge in Confolens that now carries the traffic across the Vienne river.

We parked our car in the park next to the Mairie (Mayor's office)

Many interesting old buildings.

Nigel spotted this interesting sign.  In 1902, Helena Rubinstein revolutionised the world of cosmetics. 

Narrow streets!

The side of the church Saint Maxime...

The side entrance...

The imposing entrance to the church of Saint Maxime is a work of the 13th century, and in typical local Limousin style. The church is confined by adjacent buildings and it was difficult to get back far enough to take this photo!! The original romanesque church, mentioned in records from 990, has disappeared as a result of numerous reconstructions....

The bell tower taken from further down the road.

The sign by the side of the old bridge...

and even more info...

The old bridge now pedestrianised.

Saint Maxime taken from the opposite side of the Vienne river and the old pedestrian bridge on the right.

14 comments:

  1. A wonderful area, beautiful buildings. Thank you Diane, your photos are incredible!

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    1. Many thanks Denise,I am delighted that you enjoy your virtual travel with me around our local haunts. Have a fab weekend Diane

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  2. Neat photos. You guys do have more stone like places then we do here in TN. I love the doors and the arch ways above them. Have you ever looked at the different doors? I am always looking for cool colorful ones.

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    1. Pam all the old houses were built of stone, it was plentiful and cheap, our house is stone. The rich used to plaster their stone to show their wealth!!! The first thing we did when we bought here was to remove the plaster to show the beautiful stone work!!
      Re doors, if you go to ‘labels’ in right hand column, and then click on ‘doors’, several posts will appear with doors, you may need to click on ‘older post’ when you get to the bottom of the page. There are more doors on My Life in the Charente if you do the same thing, there are a couple of posts there just on doors but you will have to go down to older posts.
      Have a great weekend Diane

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  3. I love the old bridge, Diane!!! And I love the reflections in your last photo! I enjoyed seeing the views, the architecture and the store fronts. Thank you so much for sharing.

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    1. We were lucky Linda the water was running quite calmly and the reflection was pretty good. The bridge is great and you can just imagine what it used to be like while walking over it. Hope your weekend is a good one, Diane

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  4. Makes me want to go for a stroll around town.

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    1. I love this town it has so much to see of interest but it obviously does not appeal to everyone. We are friends with an Australian blogger who thought there was nothing to look at in the town!!!! Bon weekend Diane

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  5. I like to see your part of the world. Beautiful designs on the buildings. Great photos, especially the last few photos.

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    1. Nancy most of the designs you see on the old buildings are structural wooden beams or supports. I was pretty please with that last shot :-) Happy Weekend Diane

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  6. Lovely photos like usual Diane. I love the last shot - great reflection.

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    1. Thanks Pam, I was pretty happy with that last photo :-) Have a great weekend Diane

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  7. What a lovely place, and wonderful photos too. Greetings!

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    1. Thanks so much for the visit and glad you enjoyed my photos. Have a great weekend Diane

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