Friday, June 16, 2017

16/06/2017 The remainder of yesterday's photos in Confolens and three from the garden back home today.

Maximum temperature 24C, minimum 10C. 18 kmh NE wind.  Dry.
The old pedestrianised bridge across La Vienne see yesterday.


Looking from the old bridge towards the new bridge built for for vehicles...


and on the other side...


and looking back....


also on the other side the old convent of St Clare.  In 1792 that became the local hospital...


Sadly a brand new hospital has now been built...


and this old place is now looking very abandoned...


with over grown gardens hiding the old statues.  Last time I saw it in 2012 the place was in working order with immaculate gardens :-((


Walking along by the side of the river, we saw this building with what looked like it had a loading platform at one stage.  Long gone and we will never know what it loaded.


Similar photo across the river to yesterday but from a different place.


Before returning home we had a cold drink and a cake at The Irish Belle.  Very friendly and the cake was delicious.


Back home the rose is surviving the weather.


Le gendarme beetle or firebug ( Pyrrhocoris apterus)


I just saw this tiny spider on a leaf, I think it is a web spinning spider but I have not idea which one.  It was very difficult to see with the naked eye, probably less than 2mm in size.

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  1. I love all your photo, Diane, and the Irish Belle looks like a great place to have a tea and a meal or snack.

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    1. Thanks Linda, and it is good to have a friendly spot to be able to stop and have a drink. Bon weekend, restez bien, Diane

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  2. What a beautiful old town. The garden photos are magic as usual.

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    1. France has some amazing old towns, I only hope that they fins a use for the old convent/hospital, it is so big though!! Take care t'other Diane.

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  3. Hi Diane great pics of Confolens have not been there for a few years, must go back soon. Hoping to be back on Sunday and looking forward to catching up again. Loved all your pictures whilst away. Take are Ann x

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    1. Glad to hear you are heading back home, I hope both MOT's went well. We are out all day Sunday but we will catch up soon. Diane x

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  4. I love the bridges! Very, very nice.

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    1. Thanks Pam, they are beautiful bridges. Keep well Diane

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  5. The building are so old and so full or character. I never tire of seeing your photos.

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    1. Thanks Lynda, so different to your photos but then I never tire of yours either. Have a great weekend, or what is left of it for you. Diane

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  6. Wonderful old bridge. The whole area looks really interesting.

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    1. I love the place, and great castle ruins just down the road which I blogged about here a month or so ago. Stay well Diane

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  7. You live in a beautiful country. I love the old bridge and the beautiful scenery around the lake.

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    1. I have to agree with the statement we live in a lovely country :-) We love it here Diane

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