Monday walk…Look up.

Posted: October 8, 2018 in Monday walk
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The buildings of Luxeuil have some marvelous details, but you have to look up to see them.  That can be dangerous when you’re trying to walk, whether on level pavement or not, and this certainly isn’t. So we’ll just stop here and take a good look at details on one building for now.

I know lots of you like arches and stone and windows, so this one’s for you.

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Here’s another look at some Burgundian tiles. Those are fun, but there’s a lot more going here.  That one head is really sticking out and on top of the tower you can spot a sort of  lion rampant look, although I can’t tell whether or not it’s actually a lion.

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We’ll move in a bit closer.  There are critters coming out and going down from that top corner, one sitting on top, a head extending out right below that, and more heads, too, but don’t miss the intricate designs elsewhere.

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Heck, let’s try to get even closer.  Through the magic of cropping, you don’t even have to have a head for heights.


Looks like the weight of, if not the world, a pretty heavy tower on this man’s shoulders.

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Let’s move around to the other side.

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This creature looks as if it could use a good scrub.  But hey, if you’d been hanging around on a ledge for so many years, you might not look pristine, either!

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All this craning of one’s neck is exhausting, so it’s probably time for some refreshment.   If we turn around, go back a block, and turn right, we’ll end up at the bakery and I happen to know they have some wonderful ice cream as well as pastries.  You’ll have to choose…or maybe just have ice cream and a pastry.  I won’t tell.

for Jo’s Monday Walk

  1. Su Leslie says:

    Ice cream and pastry (and an extra-brisk walk home). Lovely old building details. They don’t make em like that anymore!

  2. Leya says:

    Good idea to stop for the details – sometimes we just hurry along too much – missing out on real gems. Thank you for the walk and standstill! A lovely place to explore.

  3. ksbeth says:

    beautiful. i think we often forget to look up

  4. Sherry Felix says:

    I love details like this.

  5. Sue says:

    Most interesting! Thanks for the virtual walk!

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    What a cool building! I love the stained glass window treatment too. Thanks.

  7. pattimoed says:

    Wonderful architectural details, Janet. 🙂 You have terrific powers of observation. 🙂

  8. joey says:

    I love that you snagged these.The details are splendid — love the texure! I THRICE visited our Scottish Rite Cathedral and have failed to remember to catch the grotesques every single time, lol!
    Look up, you say? *scribbles a note* Right.

  9. Dan Antion says:

    These are stunning images to look up to.

  10. Lignum Draco says:

    Beautiful architectural details. I’m glad you had the time to just slowly wander and enjoy.

  11. Even the roof! Attention to details – a whole different world

    • Different time and place certainly. Our former house in Cleveland was built in the 30’s and had lots of details that now wouldn’t be there or would cost substantially extra. People took pride in their design and work. In the days of much early times in Europe, certain people had lots of money to spend on this sort of thing while a majority didn’t have much and were subsidizing the work. (And let’s not go down the rabbit hole of “just like it is now”, as I’m not up to that sort of discussion now. Living in Illinois, we already “donating” plenty.) 🙂


  12. Really great look at the details Janet!

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