Thursday, November 11, 2010

Our town in stained glass

This is one of the stained glass windows in our town's church. It depicts the town along the Cher River as seen from the heights above. Supposedly the statue in the woods exists, but I don't know where it is. One of these days we'll have to try to find out.

A window in our town's modest church.

You can see red, yellow, and brown grape leaves on the ground to the right of the statue's base. It's obviously an autumn scene. There are some gray/blue pickets sticking up from the ground among the fallen leaves, just like in the actual vineyards up on the heights.

We're expecting friends down from Paris for lunch today. It's a holiday in France (Armistice Day) so most people have the day off from work. I'm planning raviolis for lunch. Ciao!

10 comments:

  1. Although not a holiday, we also commemorated the 11/11 in Australia.
    Leon

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  2. Looks like I missed quite a few posts the last week or so. Great photos - love stained glass! Let us know if you find the statue.

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  3. wonderful window...enjoy your guests

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  4. Love the window which seems to have lots of symbolism.

    It's a holiday here with free dinners for vets at several local restaurants. Wish WWI was really the war that ended all war....

    Enjoy your friends and the raviolis.

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  5. Your mission, if you chose to accept it, is to find that statue. Obviously, it's perched on a hill above the vineyards. The town is below and you can see the location based on the river. With all due respect, I say "Take a Hike"!
    Then report back to us with pictures.
    How exciting! m.

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  6. As always, should you be caught or killed, I will disavow any knowledge of your actions.

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  7. Not being a native of the English language, I'm trying to find out what "The Secretary" is trying to say! Could that be a misplaced comment that belongs to a completely different blog? A comment looking for a blog?

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  8. Looks like she's praying to find a way out of the woods.

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  9. Beautiful leaded glass.

    I've enjoyed looking around your blog. Very nice.

    Best,
    Lois

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  10. leon, in the US, too. But they call it Veterans' Day. Combines all the war holidays into one. American efficiency and all.

    rick, will do.

    melinda, thanks!

    evelyn, the raviolis were good!

    mark, the mission will have to wait until spring.

    the secretary, Hillary? Is that you? ;)

    chm, it's a line from the famous television show "Mission Impossible." As is Mark's comment: "Your mission, should you choose to accept it..." The Secretary in question is the US Secretary of State.

    starman, hahaha!

    lois, thank you!

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