Sunday, August 01, 2021

Somewhere in the Sologne

The Sologne is a historical province in central France a little south and west of Orléans, south of the Loire River. Where we live is on its southwestern edge. In fact, Saint-Aignan is at the intersection of three historical provinces: la Sologne, le Berry, and la Touraine. This is a photo taken somewhere in that region from back in 2006 when we were exploring with some friends from California. This week's image of the week (in the sidebar), the Château de la Ferté-Imbault, was also taken then.

A Renault 4 (model TL) in a carport somewhere in the Sologne. Ken owned one of these cars many moons ago.

I was successful at the market yesterday and today we will be eating mussels for lunch. We'll either make them à la marinière (with shallots and white wine) or à la crème (with cream). I'm not sure which, yet. We'll serve them with French fries. Moules et frites (mussels and fries) is a classic dish served in many Parisian cafés and brasseries and in most coastal restaurants. Everywhere in France, really.

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  1. What a charming garage and garden. I’d love to see what that all is tucked into.

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  2. Great photo, I love the car, simple

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  3. I think some very creative people must live here. Lovely!

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  4. Non, la Sologne n’a jamais été une province, mais une région que se partageaient trois provinces, l’Orléanais, le Berri et la Touraine, pour autant que je sache.

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    1. Well, a little more research showed that Sologne was mostly contained in the ancient province (and dukedom) of Orléanais. Noyers-sur-Cher, across the river from St-Aignan, was in that province.

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  5. My first thought was "they're not in earthquake country." And my second thought was that it's a really attractive scene.
    Moules frites: Yay! Best meal ever!

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  6. I am mad-jealous about the mussels. I have never cooked any but wish to try/do someday. Alas there are no mussels to be had in the stinkin desert.

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  7. I've never even ridden in a Renault! This one looks very cute! Love the creativity displayed for all to enjoy who pass there! From my first view I would hazard a guess that this belongs to an individual who loves to discover foreign places and usually returns with momentos to remember the highlights of the trips! (Who isn't included in that? Me, for sure!) What a complicated and intriguing structure for a carport! Maybe a craftsperson lives there!

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  8. mitch, I'm sure if I went back and actually found it, it would look totally different. It's been 15 years!

    chm, I stand corrected! Je me mets debout, corrigé. LOL!

    chris, ha! I do think about that from time to time when I put something somewhere. Is this earthquake safe? Old habits...

    michael, that's the nice thing about France; the coast never far away.

    mary, or somebody crafty... ;)

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