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Around Town

I just thought i’d share a few images i’ve shot around town lately. The image above was taken while we visited our landlady’s brother at his home just outside of town. He and his wife live on a (former) farm where there used to be an abbey, built many hundreds of years ago. Their home is a beautiful stone structure with soaring ceilings, coved doorways with old wooden doors with iron hinges, gorgeous limestone walls and floors. It is just dreamy. This would have been an outbuilding which housed the sheep when it was a functioning farm. Pretty awesome! They’re converting it to rooms with plumbed bathroom and kitchenette right now, I would totally move in. The grounds are lush and full of beautiful gardens. These flowers below are commonly called “witch’s fingers”, they are gorgeous and brilliantly orangey-coral. Love them.

just a snippet of the beautiful gardens thriving all around the abbey home and grounds

just a snippet of the beautiful gardens thriving all around the abbey home and grounds

The hills surrounding the home are sweeping and golden, covered in wheat fields and surrounded by groves of trees. What a perfect perch for the swimming pool where we spent a delightful afternoon in the company of great people. I think we struck gold in the landlord department, they have been welcoming, helpful, kind and just simply perfect.

the hilltop pool where we spent an afternoon swimming, overlooking rolling hills, wheat fields, and groves of lush trees.

the hilltop pool overlooking rolling hills, wheat fields, and groves of lush trees.

Last week we visited the Emmanuel Lansyer museum, which is in his home in Loches. Lansyer is a relatively well-known artist, and former architect, whose body of work comprised mainly of landscapes. I wasn’t familiar with his work at all, though I recognized his name, but I am happy to have been introduced to his work as it is really quite lovely. You can definitely see the influence of architecture in his work, which certainly appeals to me. Have a look here if you’re interested in learning more. These next photos are from the small garden and grounds surrounding his home.

the gardens behind lansyer's home

the gardens behind Lansyer’s home

framed the family in the Lansyer gardens

framed the family in the Lansyer gardens

an outbuilding in the gardens beside Emmanuel Lansyer's home.

an outbuilding in the gardens beside the main house.

I will sign off with a few more shots taken around town. It’s a beaut!

rooftops leading down to the top of our street in Loches

rooftops leading down to the top of our street in Loches

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random awesome house in town

can't get enough of the doors here!

can’t get enough of the doors and gates here!

another beautiful doorway.

another beautiful doorway.

L'Église Saint-Ours

L’Église Saint-Ours

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