Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Langres #1 ...

... Langres by D. Emery (1983) ...

... Ramparts and Funicular ...

... view of Lake de la Liez to the Vosges mountains,
sometimes with a tiny glimpse of the Bernese Alps ...
source: langres-tourisme.com

... rue Lombard ...

Statue of Denis Diderot ... (1713-1784)
by en.wikipedia.org
... the philosopher of the Age of Enlightement,
and the editor-in-chief of the Encyclopédie ...


... 'Grandes Oies' by Guy Giemann on place Diderot ...
part of Expo: Les Z’ART…NIMAUX
(de A jusque Z) pour LEZARDS URBAINS»
Exposition de 103 sculptures au centre ville de Langres
pour Lézards Urbains. Cette année commémore le bicentenaire
de la naissance du primate biologiste Charles Darwin ...
source: Château de Prauthoy


... Saint-Mammès Cathedral ...

... Renaissance period mansion - mid 16th century...

... rue de la Tournelle ...

... Portail des Ursulines (17th century)
Gateway of the former Chapel of the Ursuline Convent ...

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Langres #2 ...

... St-Didier Tower - early 15th century ...

... rue Boulière as seen from the ramparts ...

... Terreaux Gate (1855) ...

... Passage Est ...

... detail of the Navarre and Orval Towers ...

... the Navarre and Orval Towers ...
(1512-1519 . conical roof 1825)

... Café/Bar L'Europa - Place du Colonel de Grouchy ...

... nougat au citron, nougat café crême,
nougat fruits rouges, nougat tendre peu sucré ...

Nougat ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... traditional confectioneries made with sugar or honey,
roasted nuts (almonds, walnuts, pistachios or hazelnuts
are common), and sometimes chopped candied fruit...


... Legendre cutlery ...
... Langres has an old and famous cutlery industry ...

... Grand Hôtel de l'Europe -
former Relais de Poste / coaching inn ...

Langres ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
... as the capital of the Romanized Gallic tribe the Lingones,
it was called Andematunnum, then Lingones, and now Langres.


Langres, city of art and history ...
(EN-FR-NL-DE)
by tourisme-langres.com
... At the gateway to Champagne and Burgundy,
with its high ramparts, its imposing towers,
and numerous church towers,
Langres soars above the plateau
like the proud fortress it is ...

Monday, September 28, 2009

Jersey tiger moth ...

Euplagia_quadripunctaria ... (EN)
by en.wikipedia.org
EN: Jersey tiger moth - NL: spaanse vlag -
FR: L'écaille chinée ou callimorphe
DE: Der Russische Bär oder die Spanische Flagge


... Il semblerait qu'une écaille chinée soit représentée
sur la jambe droite de Vénus du tableau
"Vénus et Mars"
( link to: lib-art.com)
du peintre Piero di Cosimo, vers 1490 ...
source: fr.wikipedia.org

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Hergenrath ...

... GPS meets Mittelalter/ the Middle Ages ...

... reenacting medieval combat -
knights training of historical dueling practices ...

Castle Eyneburg:
(EN-NL-FR-DE)
by eyneburg.com

... The oldest parts of the castle were built in the 13th century.
At this time it was owned by the knights of Eyneberghe...

Castle Eyneburg ...
(EN-NL-FR-DE-IT-RS)
by wallonie-tourisme.be
... It is said that the name "Eyneburg" derives from "Emmaburg".
The legend is based on the supposition that Emma, the daughter
of Charlemagne, met her lover Eginhard at the castle...

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