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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Window Views La Provence, France


Mary the Teach, famous from the very successful Ruby Tuesday and Sepia Scenes photo memes has found yet another interesting subject to share. Windows and window views ...

Now this IS something up my alley, I LOVE windows and doors, and I photographed quite a lot of them while on holiday in Provence, which is in the South of France. Only four more weeks until we're there again, but so many of last year's pictures never got published. If I don't publish them now, they might be doomed to collect dust in my archives, which would be a shame, don't you think?

There will be a lot of new ones when I get back as I am counting the days until my new camera arrives. La Provence is after all a photographer's paradise! I really really can't wait!!!
Until then, this might be a lovely way to browse through my archives, and share some of that pretty French Provencal atmosphere.




These were taken in Beaumes de Venise, a little village not far from Vacqueras, and very well known for it's sweet Muscat wine. Only last year I discovered an olive oil mill much worth the visit, and I bought some delicious olive oil there. (Click the links if you're interested in learning more.)



There is more where that came from, I promise.
If you want to see more windows, hop over to Mary's newest blog, Window Views, and visit the other players.

31 comments:

The Old Fart said...

I always enjoy looking at your pictures, the flowers are so pretty.

Nicole said...

The first one is my Fav.
What a beautiful and inviting, cosy place.
Lovely shots both of them!

Jientje said...

@ Bill: If I can I always like to include a touch of colour in my pictures, yes.
@ Nicole: a tiny yet beautiful place. It is.

ilanadavita said...

These two shots are awesome. Great atmosphere!

ROSIDAH said...

Oww, so beautiful window views! Sometimes it's good to look back into old archives to find hidden treasures. Have a great day, Jientje :)

quilly said...

Lovely windows! I always feel so odd pointing my camera at other people's homes. I keep expecting someone to run out and punch me in the nose!

Jientje said...

@ Ilanadavita: Thank you!
@ Rosidah: Some never get published, and that's a shame!
@ Quilly: I don't have that with homes, but I feel odd pointing my camera at people, or children.

Thom said...

I take it that you had these prior to your camera incident? I love the last one but as usual they are all terrific :)

Jientje said...

@ Thom: Those were taken with my very first little point and shoot Canon, last year in June.
The point and shoot got into a coma in London, and when I came back, my husband bought me the one I used up until last Sunday. Looking back ... I don't think I should keep this up!

Ria said...

these are really pretty and quaint photos! i love them!

LceeL said...

You have an excellent eye for composition. Always very pleasing to the eye. And these are excellent.

Ivanhoe said...

So colorful! Cannot wait for my trip to Europe in October. By then the blooms will be gone, but the leaves will be turning colors :)

Simone said...

great photos - I love your blog banner too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Mar said...

Beautiful shots!! and lovely new meme. So many blogs, so many memes, too little time...
:sigh:

Gattina said...

I feel like in holidays when I look at your pictures ! only not in France but in Italy, lol !
Sunday in a week I am off for 10 days to Morocco, first a roundtrip and then 2 days in Marrakech !

Neas Nuttiness said...

The more I see, the more I want to see.
Jientje...even if it's the last thing I do, I'm gonna find a way (someday, somehow) get to Belgium and go on a photo walk with you!

Jientje said...

@ Ria: Can't wait to get there with my NEW camera!
@ Lou: Thank you!
@ Ivanhoe: Which countries will you visit?
@ Simone: Thanks, I enjoyed yours too!
@ Mar: yeah, tell me something!! The choice is not always easy!
@ Gattina: You globe trotter, you!!!
@ Libby: I hope it's not the LAST thing you do!

Robynn's Ravings said...

Is all of Belgium this beautiful?! If not, maybe you could show us the underbelly so I don't pine everyday to come there! lol

Terri said...

Beautiful, beautiful. It looks like such a unique place, and a place I'd love to visit. Lucky you!!! I'm glad you're doing this meme too, I know you have lots of these wonderful window shots. Now I'll be looking for unique windows everywhere.

Dianne said...

I'm glad there is more! these are stunning!!

lisaschaos said...

such a beautiful area! Love the flowers decorating the windows!

Melli said...

I just can't! I jussst CAN'T! Is this really a Thursday meme? Or is it a Friday meme? I thought the Sepia Scenes was Thursday... I can't keep them all straight anymore! I wonder how MARY does it!?

These ARE some beautiful windows Jientje! And yes... I quite agree they should be shared BEFORE the new season starts! I have so many unshared photos... untold stories... it just gets too far beyond them and my excitement wanes... don't let that happen.

Jientje said...

@ Robynn: This is not Belgium, it's the South of France.
@ Terri: Maybe we can look for them together?
@ Dianne: Thank you!
@ Lisa: Yes, the flowers are lovely!
@ Melli: It's a Thursday meme, so is Sepia scenes, but I'm not always in the mood for sepia, so ... The new season is going to be here soon, same as the new camera, and then they would really be forgotten. can't let that happen!

Dr.John said...

Those were beautiful pictures. Thank you for sharing.

Maggie's Mind said...

These are just so pretty. You know I also love doors and windows so much. Can't explain why, but I just do.

kaye said...

what a lovely window, See the view from this window

Annie said...

European homes have the BEST windows. Love them.

sunnymama said...

Oh these are such delightful window views! so charming and pretty :)

maryt/theteach said...

Your window photos are so beautiful, jientje! I love them! Thanks for participating in Window Views! :)

Thom said...

What do you mean you shouldn't keep this up? Hmmm

kathleen dale said...

What beauty. Ahhhhh, I love it.

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