Thursday Doors…un trio Français

Posted: April 21, 2022 in Thursday doors
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Due to my lack of good tagging, I’m not sure where in northeastern France this church door was located but who cares? It looks heavenly anywhere.

We stopped the car for this shot so I couldn’t do anything about the angle of the sun and its effect on my photo. The door’s hard to see but the rest looks pretty good.

We spotted this establishment on our way back from our wonderful day at a stage of the 2014 Tour de France, a stage that ended on the heart-taxing, back-breaking steepness of La Planche des Belles Filles. Imagine cycling at professional speed for 150 kilometers or so, then going steadily uphill for about 7k only to face a short section of 22-28 degrees where you need to be pushing hard to win the stage! It was hard enough walking all the distance. We noticed this bar-restaurant particularly because Bruno is our brother-in-law’s name. On a nice day it would be fun to sit outside eating and drinking.

A folk etymology, in contrast, holds that the mountain took its name from the time of the Thirty Years’ War. According to legend, young women from Plancher-les-Mines fled into the mountains to escape Swedish mercenaries as they feared being raped and massacred. Rather than surrender, they decided to commit suicide and jumped into a lake far below. One of the soldiers then took a board on which, with his dagger, he engraved an epitaph for the “beautiful girls”. A wooden statue, created by a local artist, is a reminder of the legend. Wikipedia

Very early tomorrow morning we’ll be out in the dark heading for California and our new grandson (and our daughter and son-in-law too naturally.) I’m not sure whether I’ll be posting or not but if not, you’ll know why not. 🙂

Thursday Doors 4/21/22

  1. Sue says:

    I like the second image, sort of mysterious. And for the third, the French love their ornamentation of cafés and bars!

  2. Dan Antion says:

    You’re so right about that church, it would be lovely anywhere. I like the restaurant at the bottom with the bikes on the roof.

  3. peggy says:

    Nice doors. Enjoy that new Grand-baby. How thrilling to see him – I know you won’t spoil him at all.

  4. jazzytower says:

    Love that first one! Nice collection.


  5. scr4pl80 says:

    Oh nice! Love the church door and Chez Bruno looks like a fun place. Safe travels!

  6. Emille says:

    Am laughing, I am not sure it looks like heaven anywhere:) Notwithstanding I like your doors. Chez Bruno reminds me on the many patios of restuarants and drinking places they have in Europe, and people spending there almost the whole afternoon there:)

  7. Great finds. I love the stone house. Safe journey! 💗

  8. Valentina says:

    The church has a nice door, but I find it strange the fleur de Lys on the panels, a sign of paganism and royalty with a cross on the top.

  9. Ally Bean says:

    Cheez Bruno looks inviting. Oh to be on vacay somewhere overseas…

  10. memadtwo says:

    I like that stone building, especially, and congratulations! (K)

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