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samedi apres midi..


Yesterday was such a beautiful day here in SW France and a friend and I we managed to fit in a walk in the countryside before doing some shopping in Bergerac.

The light was magical.....


Love the walls that are carved into the stone, I bet they could tell many a tale....


A pigeonnier in a field across the road from the Chateau that is awaiting a new owner to restore her to her former glory...


Fabulous Chateau standing in all her glory despite requiring a lot of internal work.


Love the architecture of the Chateau, fabulous turrets, thick stone walls made from local stone, big wooden doors.....


A close up of the fabulous turret and windows....


Lovely dappled sun light bringing all in her touch to life (moi included)..

A fabulous afternoon, I am happier than I have been for a very long time.....fate moves in mysterious ways.

A tres bientot mes amies,

Leeann x

Comments

  1. Absolutely gorgeous!!! Xoxoxo 1942charm.blogspot.com

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  2. Thank you LeeAnn for this little escape to the South of France! Gorgeous!!

    Polly

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  3. LeeAnn you do look so happy, what fabulous photos and a joy to see.

    Sending much holiday cheer ~ Deb

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  4. What beautiful pictures and I can imagine what a fantastic day you had! Thank you for sharing those!!

    Brenda

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  5. Oh Leeann
    And you look so happy ma cherie!! It's amazing how a little sunshine and fresh air can renew our spirits.
    The light is beautiful and I'm imagining a very still day.

    Picturesque countryside, I especially love the pigeonnier - I haven't seen one like that before.

    Joyeux Noel
    Shane x

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  6. Oh My Gracious!!!
    What a Beautiful sight.... Thank you for sharing it !!!
    Merry Christmas*
    xo,Gail
    Casualloveselegance.blogspot.com

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  7. Oh my dear Leeann you look absolutely glowing! Such beautiful scenery there, I can't imagine getting to see that in person, what an amazing chateau. xo ~Lili

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  8. Merci for sharing these
    stunning images,
    The Chateau's architecture is
    beyond lovely, wish I could
    paint it,would love to look
    at it forever...truly inspiring!
    so happy you are smiling:)

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  9. It makes me joyful just looking at these images x

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