We lounged around for a few hours, drinking coffee and surfing the net. David walked down to the corner boulangerie for a fresh baguette for our breakfast. That's one of our favorite "traditions" when we are in Paris!
After our nice breakfast of scrambled eggs, fruit and baguette, we bundled up and set off to explore more of this beautiful town. It was a little damp out there-but we expected that, and came prepared with good raincoats, umbrellas and waterproof shoes.
I was on a mission this morning! Last night we went to a small market featuring old books, posters and prints--right up my alley! I found an old French class room educational poster showing types of birds--I loved it, but for some reason didn't buy it. I thought about it all night, and decided it was one of those "if you don't buy it you'll regret it" instances, so this morning we made our way back over to the market. I found the vendor, and looked through his nice display of vintage posters--I didn't see it the first time through, and my heart sank. Then I spotted it! I tried not to look very interested, so I could bargain a little. But when he told me the price it was so much less than I anticipated that I didn't even flinch. I just handed over the Euros!
Here it is--I'm thinking it will be great in our newly furnished and painted living room at home:
This is a very zoomed-in shot of the back of the bell tower. We were shocked to see the obviously modern addition--it's just weird! Who's idea was this??
Close up of detail on the front--the depth of the decoration and stone work is amazing:
Windows like these line both sides of the nave--they are stunning:
This one looks very much like buildings in Belgium and Amsterdam:
This doorway was on a very old building, and is only about 5 feet tall. Notice that the door frame is not symmetrical, it's slanted. I've never seen one like this before:
We came out of the hall and into the lobby, and noticed this funny chair. The front was plain, no detail at all. I love it!