mi-novembre “gris”, mais agréable à Aincille – Pays Basque Français…:-)

via Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port… comme moi, Victor Hugo aimait aussi se rendre au pittoresque Pays-Basque: 🙂

“Et l’antique tilleul, sur cette antique église,
comme pour l’embrasser, au souffle de la brise,
penchait ses longs rameaux dorés par le ciel bleu,
et j’avais le cœur plein de toutes les ivresses,
car j’assistais, pensif, aux augustes caresses
que la Nature fait à Dieu…”

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gray but pleasant mid-November @ Aincille – French Basque Country, via Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port… like me, Victor Hugo also loved the French Basque Country: 🙂

“And the ancient linden tree, next to this ancient church
seemed to embrace it within the blowing breeze,
leaning its long golden stems onto the blue sky,
and my heart was full of all my rhapsodies,
whilst I would watch Nature’s majestic cuddles to God…”

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Posted on 16 November 2014, in melanie. Bookmark the permalink. 52 Comments.

  1. Questo novembre è stato grigio e piovoso finora. Speriamo che nei prossimi giorni torni il sole.

  2. Lovely pics, Mélanie. Your red jacket really stands out in the greyness of the day. I love the river shot. 🙂

    • ❤ thanx, Paradise Lady… btw, our Lady Gallivanta has posted almost the same comment earlier… so, welcome to the LL = lovely ladies' club, pretty babe! 🙂

  3. I love your heading’s new look… very playful… very you. 🙂

  4. Love your bright red coat against the grey November scenery!

  5. Şi dacă-n toamnă nu ar fi
    culori să ţi le desenez pe faţă,
    te-aş pierde în novembre gris
    şi-n amintiri de altădată.

    … încă o dată, frumoase locuri. 🙂

    • mille merci! ❤ un noiembrie cântat de Verlaine(Chanson d'automne) care l-a inspirat pe Bacovia în "Lacustra", "amurg de toamna" si "amurg violet"… 🙂

  6. You temptress you! 😉 I’ve been wanting to visit the Basque region… perhaps one day?

  7. Am o poza facuta in acelasi loc! 🙂

  8. Toute une coincidence. Nous avons visité des villages du Pays Basque (incluant St-Jean-Pied-de-Port) la semaine dernière. Nos photos sur ces jolis villages seront publiés bientôt. Vos photos m’ont rappellé de bons souvenirs.

    • 🙂 eh, le monde est petit en… France, aussi! Nous aimons bcp le Pays basque et nous y allons depuis des années, car à seulement 3h-drive de Tolosa. Je passerai voir vos photos, merci, bon lundi et à+! 🙂

  9. Très belle citation et de magnifiques photos pour l’accompagner, bravo Mélanie, bonne semaine mon amie 😊

  10. Very beautiful photo shots! 🙂

  11. A lovely set of pictures for a grey day.

  12. I was a LaPorte for 20 years… what does the sign say?

    • “la porte” = “door” or “gate” in French… Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port has traditionally been an important stop-over on the “Way of St. James”, the pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, Spain. “Pied-de-Port” means ‘foot of the pass’ in Pyrenean French. The routes from Paris, Vézelay and Le Puy-en-Velay meet at Saint-Jean-Pied-de-Port and it was the pilgrims’ last stop before the arduous mountain crossing. Porte St-Jacques(city gate) was added to the UNESCO World Heritage as part of the sites along the Routes of Santiago de Compostela in France.

      • Very cool… sounds like a place I need to visit. 😀 I did know the meaning of ‘la porte’, it was not unusual for family members to just draw a door on the return part of an envelope. 🙂 Thank you for the history, I loved it! ❤

  13. Très belles photos de ce charmant endroit, accompagnées de la douce mélodie de Victor Hugo, c’est parfait! Bonne soirée!
    Bisous!

  14. I adore the scent of linden blossoms ~ heaven ~

  15. I found a bit surprising to see a neo-Moorish building (etablissement thermal, I think), and interesting the diversity of architectonic styles in a place that looks small, but above all I find lovely the bucolic landscape. Cheers Cappy girl! 😉

  16. que serenidad tiene ese pueblo! besitos ❤

  17. Très belles photos d’un endroit rustique… et de mots si charmants, Merci!

  18. How beautiful, thank you for sharing!

  19. Quelles magnifiques photos Mélanie, pour accompagner cette si belle citation! Bon dimanche tout entier à toi! ❤ 🙂

  20. We have some areas in nearby western Massachusetts where the industrial canals have been preserved. Now you’ve made me want to go there and get some pictures – these are beautiful.

    • Dan, if you ever come to France, do visit our “Pays-Basque” between the French Atlantic coast and the French Pyrénées: it’s really a must-see… your Mass is a “cool” state, too! 😉

  21. Great pics Melanie, I love the canals that run through a town and the sheep grazing in pastures nearby, give a feeling of country gentility and peacefullness. Ian

  22. It looks really beautiful over there. 🙂 Happy Sunday, dear Mélanie! 😀 xxx Roxy & Tigerlino ❤

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