LA DOUCE FRANCE : DIJON

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.

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BUILDINGS LIKE THIS ONE ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER.

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THE BUILDINGS ARE ALL VERY WELL RESTORED

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I FOUND THIS ONE VERY FUNNY

We also visited the botanic garden in Dijon.

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AN OLD LINDEN TREE WITH IT’S TRUNK FULL OF NOBS

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STATUE IN THE ROSE GARDEN, ALAS THE ROSES WERE TOO FAR GONE AND NOT PRETTY ANYMORE, ESPECIALLY AFTER A WHOLE DAY OF RAIN

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BIG POTS FILLED WITH PLANTS AND FLOWERS ARE EVERYWHERE IN THE CITY CENTER, THIS ONE WAS IN THE BOTANIC GARDEN

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STATUE OF THE FOUNDER OF THE BOTANIC GARDEN

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I LOVED THIS BEAUTIFUL BEE HOTEL

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ONE OF THE MANY BORDERS

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ANOTHER PRETTY BORDER, BUT YOU CAN SEE IT WAS ALMOST THE END OF THE SEASON

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THIS IS A TINY BEGONIA WITH A PRETTY LEAF, I HAVE NEVER SEEN ONE LIKE THIS BEFORE

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This is it for today, I’ll give you more tomorrow. Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !

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ABOUT CROATIA AND IT’S FLORA,FAUNA, FOOD AND ART (2)

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

BEGONIA

BEGONIA

More about our trip to croatia in my next blog.

Have a great weekend all ! thanks for stopping by and enjoy your garden !