Morning folks, spent the day in Limoges yesterday doing generally touristy stuff. Any excuse to wander around and take photos of a very photogenic city. You’ll already know how much I love old French doors and shutters, so many pretty timber framed houses and narrow crooked streets, history just seeps out of the cobbles. I love it!
Even though we’ve visited a few times now, the cathedral and the tiny chapels are still very atmospheric and the muted colours and crumbling plasterwork is absolutely beautiful. The light is always different too, sunlight streaming through the stained glass chooses to illuminate this statue or that statue, rainbow colours playing across the stonework while gently flickering candles dedicated to a myriad of different saints add their own dimension. I’m not a religious person, not remotely, but I love the imagery and the art and the stillness of ancient churches and cemeteries. To quote the Levellers, do I belong to some ancient race, I like to walk in ancient places, these are things that I can’t understand. I could spend all day with a camera in places like this.
We wandered around the boucherie quarter (the ancient butchers shop was again closed) and visited the tiny chapel that only has room for a handful of people.
Lunch was in the creperie in the square at the back of the Cathedral, we had galettes, a kind of folded buckwheat pancake, filled with black pudding, apple, chestnuts, caremelised onions and emmenthal. Goodness me it was good.
We also managed a quick dash into Monoprix for the most wonderful €10 aftershave. My husband can once again smell like the tears of angels, it’s so lovely. I picked up a white fig perfume as well, Monoprix rocks.
Back home again, the boys went to gun club for the rest of the afternoon while we enjoyed the peace and quiet 😀
Big bowls of ribolita for tea with cheese on the top, mulled cider on the wood burner, another great sunset and then watched the owls and the bats again. Another wholly pleasant day.
Sadly trying to blog each day is highlighting that the days are running out far too fast. Prepare yourself for some very sad posts for a couple of days my friends 😭😭😭