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CLUSIANA
Nov 10, 2011 4:13 PM CST
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Part of a medicl complex, this side was for elderly and has been moved recently, still sheltering a museum of mdical itmes

ImageJRsbugs
Nov 11, 2011 10:23 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
You have been busy C! I love the old buildings in southern France, I have been a couple of times just driving around and enjoying the scenery which I found awesome! The architecture is amazing, the horizons are very much bigger than I see where I live. I love to be able to see great distances, and I love hills and mountains. Ideally I would be living on a hill with a great plain below, in a climate which was neither too hot nor too cold! Hilarious!

We have a lot of very old buildings in Lincoln too, the cathedral was started somewhere around the 10th century, some burnt down and it was finally finished in the 12th century. There are many buildings around it with a similar age, and some a little younger as the city developed down the hill. There's an original Tudor building over a canal running through Lincoln which is a coffee house.

It's not so easy to get photos though as everything is so close, the cathedral is so big you feel like an ant next to it!

http://www.lincolncathedral.com/

CLUSIANA
Nov 11, 2011 11:41 AM CST
Thank you for posting an thank you for the link Janet. A-MA-ZING, huge and beautiful cathedral in Lincoln!
Speaking of hills also makes me thinking of the beatle's song. Your place looks really great. I love to live next History.
Neither too cold, neither too hot? I am just about the same (bur rather cold than too hot!).
C.
ImageJRsbugs
Nov 11, 2011 11:51 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
It's too cold here most of the year too C, but I'm sure your area is much warmer than it is here!

Today for example was only 9C! No sun either! Thumbs down
CLUSIANA
Nov 11, 2011 1:39 PM CST
It is warmer here Janet. If you do not have heat and sun you have a beautiful light. I can see that on your pictures.
ImageJRsbugs
Nov 11, 2011 2:00 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Lol, I use the flash for insects C, I wouldn't get fine detail if I didn't even with good light but sometimes I can take such as butterflies without the flash. For distant subjects such as birds I use the camera settings to get better photos, a good lens can make up for a lot of bad light.

This year we had a reasonable amount of sun, and some very hot weather which occasionally the body and soul needs to store up for when we don't have it.
CLUSIANA
Nov 11, 2011 2:28 PM CST
Store a lot of sun Janet. Good lens for sure and you are very good at using it!
CLUSIANA
Nov 11, 2011 2:45 PM CST
Old knockers

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ImageJRsbugs
Nov 11, 2011 3:14 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Very interesting C! It's good to see old knockers are not always replaced with new inappropriate ones!

It makes me want to see what the door and buildings behind them look like.
CLUSIANA
Nov 11, 2011 3:27 PM CST
The more stupid I saw Janet is when I see that they have put an electric bell next to a very old knocker. I will post more knockers and the doors. Some are very olld and beautiful. I like iron works also.
ImageJRsbugs
Nov 11, 2011 3:40 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Lol, the stupidity of mankind never ceases to amaze me! Electric bells were a craze for a time, I never saw any sense in them.

Waiting to see what's behind them!
Imagevalleylynn
Nov 12, 2011 9:01 AM CST
Name: Lynn
Dallas, OR zone 8
More amazing photos Catherine. What a beautiful place you life in.
I agree with both you and Janet, I do not understand why anyone would replace the old door knockers with electric bells.

The Roman streets are fascinating, as are the roof tops. Not sure why roof tops fascinate me, but they do. I love your favorite walking area. How peaceful and beautiful it is. What kind of orchid is it that grows there?
CLUSIANA
Nov 12, 2011 11:25 AM CST
Will tell you for the orchid Lynn
One of the doors, this one has been 'renewed' they surely put some varnish on it and I do like plain wood and wax!
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Behind the doors. Housing buildings or private houses.
ImageJRsbugs
Nov 13, 2011 11:50 AM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
A beatiful door C, but I agree the varnish spoils it and makes it look more like a modern copy with artificial aging (dents).
CLUSIANA
Nov 13, 2011 12:18 PM CST
i do not sort my pictures. I cannot find them right away as they are on external drive but I will show beautiful doors.
I agree Janet, varnish really spoils the door...
CLUSIANA
Nov 13, 2011 1:23 PM CST
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Door of a former convent (Soeurs des Ursulines)

ImageJRsbugs
Nov 13, 2011 1:36 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Very impressive door! From when craftmanship had a place in this world... it seems sad that is not the case now, the only craftsmanship like this now is the job of a few who restore old buildings. Lincoln cathedral has specialist craftsmen for repairs as it's an ongoing job.

The former convent needs repairs to it's cracked walls, is it being used now C?
CLUSIANA
Nov 13, 2011 1:49 PM CST
Many buildings are neglected Janet as you have noticed it. That' really breakes my heart. This one does not seem to be used any more and the front wall is cracking...
CLUSIANA
Nov 14, 2011 4:40 PM CST
Old window

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ImageJRsbugs
Nov 14, 2011 4:45 PM CST
Name: Janet
Near Lincoln UK
Wonderful old window C! Shutters are not seen here, they have a very mediterranean feel about them. I imagine where shutters were used glass windows were not always necesssary in warmer climates. That would not be a good idea here, but once (a loooong time ago) there was no glass windows so I guess people had to have something similar.

History makes us think, and realise how lucky we are!

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