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Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Beauty is in the detail

On Il de Re so much of the beauty of village houses is to be found in the detail. This can be discovered when strolling the enticing, winding side streets.

Look up and you will see exquisite lanterns 

... complemented by roses climbing up walls

... and scrambling over ancient pantile roofs

Windows bursting with flowers

Doors that express their owners occupation or passion

Or a weathered patiner that has taken centuries to unfold

Pretty window dressing that reflects the islands mode of transport - boats

... and bicycles

And then of course it wouldn't be France without beautiful shutters

La belle France. The beauty is in the detail.


  1. Oh wow, you basically just photographed the details of my dream house. Intricate lanterns, window boxes, the photos! Great blog, am a new follower.

  2. Welcome Marlee. I see from your blog that you have wanderlust. I hope you have rural France on your wish list x

  3. ive on;y ever been to Paris with my parents when i was 16. I really want to go and visit places like this, those houses are just perfect :)

  4. Thank you so much for your visit and birthday wishes.

  5. These are beautiful photos, the lanterns are outstanding and you really get the feel of the place and age. Thank you for the tour.

    Thanks for dropping by, it's always nice to here from you.

  6. Love the photos. Thanks for stopping by. I am following you now, would love you to stop back by and follow.
    Cher Sunray Gardens

  7. The French have such wonderful taste.. so enjoying your posts on this little island :) x


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