I am in France at the moment on holiday. We spent the first days of our holiday in Dijon, a small city in the east of France, known for it’s strong mustard. They have a beautiful old city center with many old building and art everywhere you look. We had a beautiful B&B on the outside of the city center and it had a beautiful garden ! Did you know France had the most visitors in the WORLD ?!
As pictures tell you so much more than words, here are some of the pictures I took.
BUILDINGS LIKE THIS ONE ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER.
THE BUILDINGS ARE ALL VERY WELL RESTORED
I FOUND THIS ONE VERY FUNNY
We also visited the botanic garden in Dijon.
AN OLD LINDEN TREE WITH IT’S TRUNK FULL OF NOBS
STATUE IN THE ROSE GARDEN, ALAS THE ROSES WERE TOO FAR GONE AND NOT PRETTY ANYMORE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A WHOLE DAY OF RAIN
BIG POTS FILLED WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER, THIS ONE WAS IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN
STATUE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN
I LOVED THIS BEAUTIFUL BEE HOTEL
ONE OF THE MANY BORDERS
ANOTHER PRETTY BORDER, BUT YOU CAN SEE IT WAS ALMOST THE END OF THE SEASON
THIS IS A TINY BEGONIA WITH A PRETTY LEAF, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE
This is it for today, I’ll give you more tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !
This is the last episode about our trip to Croatia in September 2012. For many years Croatia suffered from the war in ex-Yougoslavia, the tourists they had before the war choose other countries to visit even though Croatia was not at war. But now it seems the war is forgotten, at least in Croatia, and the tourists are back. It is a lovely country, it has sun and sea, good food, art and history and beauty, what more do you want ?!
Here are a few more pictures.
BEWARE WHEN YOU ASK A STEAK AS IT IS HUGE !!! I FORGOT TO TAKE A BEFORE PICTURE THIS IS AN AFTER DINNER PICTURE.
THIS WORK OF ART WAS TAKEN IN PIRAN, A SMALL BUT BEAUTIFULL TOWN IN SLOVENIA
PLENTY OF BOATS EVERYWHERE, ESPECIALLY SAIL BOATS
WE MET THIS FRIENDLY DOG ON A BOATTRIP WE MADE, A MUZZEL IS A MUST FOR BIG DOGS IN CROATIA, BUT THIS ONE WAS SO FRIENDLY AND CUTE !!!
THE ENTRANCE OF ANOTHER AQUARIUM WE VISITED, I LOVE THE MOSAICS ! THIS AQUARIUM WAS ABOUT LOCAL SEALIFE.
ANOTHER CLOSE- UP
MAP OF ISTRIA WHICH IS WHERE WE STAYED, IT IS PART OF CROATIA
A BEAUTIFULL BLUE LOBSTER
SOME SORT OF EEL
A LOCAL CUTIE
ISN’T SHE OR HE BEAUTIFULL !!?
THESE LARGE TENNISBALL’S IN MOSAIC WERE ALL OVER UMAG, THE PLACE WE WERE VISITING, APPARENTLY UMAG HOSTS YEARLY A WORLDTENNIS CHAMPIONSHIP WHERE ALL THE BEST WORLD TENNISPLAYERS ARE COMPETING
Croatia, land of sun, sea and a LOT of rocks ! We loved it !
WE VISITED A MUSEUM OF SEASHELL’S, IT WAS IMPRESSIVE !! THERE ARE SO MANY BEAUTIFULL SHELL’S. YOU CAN FIND SEASHELL’S ON BELGIAN BEACHES TOO OFCOURSE BUT THEY ARE TINY. COULDN’T FIND MANY ON THE BEACH IN CROATIA EITHER. THIS MUSEUM HAD SHELL’S FROM ALL OVER THE WORLD.
A BIT OF ART YOU COULD BUY IN THE MUSEUM
MORE ART, I THINK THEY ARE REALLY CUTE, DON’T YOU ?
FRESH FRUIT EVERYWHERE
THE WOMEN MADE SLINGS WITH ALL SORTS OF PEPPERS AND AT THE BOTTOM A SMALL BOTTLE WITH OLIVE OIL, THE PERFECT GIFT FOR TAKING HOME
THERE WERE NOT SO MANY FLOWERS ON THE WINDOWSILL’S NOR IN THE GARDENS, PROBABLY COS THE PLANTS WERE REALLY EXPENSIVE !
I SO WANTED TO BUY THE CACTUS ON THE RIGHT AND THE ONE ON THE LEFT BUT I DIDN’T WANT TO CARRY IT ALL THE WAY ARROUND THE VILLAGE SO I THOUGHT WE GO BACK FOR THEM AFTER OUR VISIT BUT THEN THE SHOP WAS CLOSED !!! THAT’S WHEN WE FOUND OUT THEY HAD SIESTA FROM 12 TILL 15 H !!! BUMMER !!!
WE WENT TO SEE SOME AQUARIUMS, THE YELLOW THINGS ARE SPONGES
STINGRAYS, THEY HAVE SUCH FUNNY FACES !
A NICE MODERN FOUNTAIN
A HOUSE ON A HILL WITH LOTS OF CYPRESSUS
HERE I SPOTTED A LARGE OPUNTIA ON THE TERRACE, THERE WERE NOT MANY CACTI TO BE SEEN, BUT I SAW A FEW OPUNTIA’S
More about our trip to croatia in my next blog.
Have a great weekend all ! thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !