Hello lovely ladies!, Are you sitting comfortably? What's more: are you smiling? I hope you are because I am going to link up with Annie at A Stitch In Time with her blog Friday Smiles.
My mailbox was happy this week (and I too of course) as it received several postcards. I will show you two today.
The first one comes from Belgium and features a 19th century painting by C.C.Stanfield. It is the Belgian town of Dinant. Dinant is in the French speaking part of Belgium (Wallonia) in the south of the country. We have driven through Dinant several times (which is a nightmare). But the town itself is well worth a visit if you ever are in the area.
The bridge on the painting is no more. Neither is that building on the right, but the church in the middle is still there.
In place of the old bridge is the main Charles de Gaulle Bridge. You might remember he was president of France. I seem to remember the bridge was named after him because he was the first soldier to be wounded on the bridge in the battle of Dinant (WWI). De Gaulle was a lieutenant then.
And here is the stamp:
My next card comes from Germany (Yes, I know it says Greece on the card). It was sent by Mascha. She had read that I love doors and windows and she had found this card when she was on holiday in Greece.
I'm sorry the scan seems to be out of focus.
Upwards and onwards. While on the theme of the door, I'd like to share a few photos of a door in Alfaro (see Tuesday's blog). This first one was inside the church of Michael the Archangel.Look at this amazing ironwork. Strangely they have also added a piddly little bolt with a small padlock. (For such a huge door? I ask you!)
This door was a private house in a normal street. The house was new(ish) and I am sure the door is modern, made in the old style. Nice quality piece. There are some very clever carpenters around.
That is it from me today. As usual I shall leave you with some funnies I have picked up from the internet. They made me smile. The last one should have the notice added:"No animals were harmed in the making of this photo"
Have a great weekend,