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Antwerp, Belgium
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,a grandmothe and 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!


Heaven is in Belgium

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Window Views … (and Doors Too)



Like the sleeping cat and the lady at the grocery store, this is another photo I took in Ménerbes. I’m not sure if the name of the village rings any bell, but Ménerbes was the hometown of Peter Mayle. It is where he wrote “A year in Provence” and many other best seller books about daily life in Provence. I’m sure Peter Mayle would be able to invent a story around this photo. 
Now I don’t have his writer skills, but this image sure tickles my imagination. It makes me wonder what it would be like to be ten years old, living in Provence maybe or staying with an aunt or an uncle. Is he hanging out with his best friend or perhaps the other boy is his nephew? Were they running errands for the lady next door? 
Or did they pick a basket full of fresh cherries from their grandfather’s orchard?  
Who’s to tell?




Window Views is hosted by Mary the Teach. Just post a picture of a window or a door and join the fun!


aspiritofsimplicity said...

I am thinking the fresh cherries and they are selling them door to door to make enough euro to purchase some coveted toy.
Wonderful picture

Unknown said...

It is a marvelous picture - so full of story and imagination.

James said...

It's a wonderful photo. I like the way it curves leading us right to the doorway.

The French Bear said...

Such lovely photos...I dream about the life I would lead if I was there......
Margaret B

Loree said...

That is one of the most darling photos I have seen in a long t ime. It could, indeed, tell so many stories.

A Lady's Life said...

I wish I could put such blocks around my doors. Don;t they make a difference?

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