Saturday, 22 February 2014

Looking up #3

Pierrefonds, France, May 2013

This house is bang smack opposite the cat house.  Some one really loved this house before it was even built. Sorry they are a little blurry.  We were jostling with French people who were off to Sunday lunch.  French people and food should never be messed with.  Even the supermarkets shut so the staff can go home. 

Look at the patterns on the side of the house.  You can just see the tower peeking out over the top of the roof.


Accents in turquoise blue and the light hanging down in the covered eating area.  Beautiful red bricks pick out the arch and then keystones of buttery limestone.  stunning...


Sorry this is the worst one to have taken blurry.  I was accidentally barged by an old lady with 6 baguettes.  Jewel coloured cartouche on the tower.  With a lovely relief and some painted with fruits.  Then look at the decorative bricks in blood rend, turquoise and yellow. Exquisite to me.

Below is the top of the tower you just get the hint of the roof tiles blue and yellow.  Delightful.

All to be seen if you just look up.

7 comments:

Tom Stephenson said...

The blurring isn't too bad. It looks like a three-baguette barge to me.

Raybeard said...

Further evidence of what we kerb-scrutineers miss. Lovely!

Sol said...

Tom you are funny. She was really serious looking, she may have clocked me one if they had snapped. Nothing worse than a snapped baguette.

Ray, there are so many nice buildings, I think I will keep taking their pictures! lol

susie said...

I could go for a French meal...

Sol said...

Hey Susie, so could I. But I put weight on in France from all the lovely bread. I can taste it now

Gillian said...

Well I think it's exquisite too, thank you for sharing. The colours and details are gorgeous. I wonder if it's a private home?

Yes - french bread - me too, I could eat my body weight in pain de campagne and camembert. x

Sol said...

Hey Gillian, I do think it is a private home. The hotels were closer to the castle and this is a side street near the park. Can you imagine having lived in that as a child.

"where do you live?"

"I live in the house with jewels in the walls and the tower, where I am Rapunzel".

Fab