"Au réveil, si douce la lumière, et si beau ce bleu vivant"
(Paul Valéry)

vendredi 13 février 2009

Une grande balade /A long stroll (2)

Vivre dans un village médiéval implique quelques contraintes.
Il faut respecter l'esprit des lieux, conserver autant que possible l'aspect historique des ruelles ,
maintenir un certain style de vie.
Donc ici, pas d'enseignes lumineuses,ni de néons.
Pour indiquer les galeries d'artistes, les salons de thé ou les boutiques, on revient aux vieilles méthodes.
Et il faut avouer qu'elles sont pleines de charme...
Faites votre choix!

Living in a medieval village means to obey to some rules.
You have to respect the spirit of the place, to keep the historical face of the narrow streets, maintain a particular way of life.
So here, no electrical signs, no neon.
To show the way to artists galleries, to tea rooms, or to small shops, you must use old sign-boards.
And why not, when they are so full of charm...
Choice the one you prefer!

8 commentaires:

RuneE a dit…

With such a wealth of subject to choose from, I would never have come out again. My choice would have been that long sand narrow street.

Vety nice to hear that only traditional signs are allowed. Wish it was like that everywhere.

Kenza a dit…

Je reconnais bien les lieux charmants et les jolies enseignes!
Je vais envoyer ma fille sur ton blog, elle a dans sa chambre le poster de l'ours "Nanou Herman", acheté l'été dernier dans cette boutique!!!
Très belle journée à toi Malyss

nobu a dit…

I like the sign in the last phtos.
But I don't know what it means.

By the way, usually we can't enter the tower in my photo.
I don't know certainly why the tower is so high.
But I Think the reason is, people can worship even from the distance.

PERBS a dit…

I choose the teapot! I also like that narrow road but wonder why it isn't all cobblestone -- why the difference in the middle -- that makes it look even narower. I think it is strange to ahve buildings so close when you can look into another's home through the windows jsut a few feet away.

Malyss a dit…

To Nobu: Saint Georges is a european legend . Georges was a soldier in the roman army, and once arrived in a town where there was a dragon.To save the daughter of the king of the town, he accepted to kill the beast.As "price" to thank him, the people of the town accepted to become christians.A lot of inns has taken his name, because he became the holy one who protects the soldiers, (and soldiers often go to inns..)
To Paulie: this fact comes from the old ages; in the medieval towns, the middle of the streets were used to evacuate the dirty waters and clear up the rubbish with water!...

PERBS a dit…

What a neat explanation! I would have just thought the opposite!

dot a dit…

I would love to stroll those little narrow streets and visit the antique shops.

Marc a dit…

Lovely, lovely, lovely. And I can't choose. What a wonderful visit to Saint-Paul-de-Vence. Thanks Malyss!