Sunday, February 22, 2009

Scenes from Ardeche

It has been a while since I last posted scenes from Ardeche. After our trip, we just haven't been going out much. I blame it on the weather & also on our own lethargy.

But last weekend, with good weather, I practically pushed the family out the door. Time to go out for much needed exercise & for The Girl to get rid of her excess energy which was starting to get on my nerves.

We stumbled upon this village just outside Ucel & decided to look around. I tried looking for the name but there was no sign whatsoever. We shall just call it an unknown village.

The architecture is typical of the type of villages around here. The houses are well maintained. Perhaps everybody was out & about on a Sunday cos we didn't meet a single person while we were there.

Just to give you an idea how cold it is right now. With the sun, it is still bearable but when the wind is blowing, it sends chills up your bones.

We then headed over to one of our favorite spots for a walk. I don't know the name of this place but it lies between St Privat & Lussas near the Gorges of Louyre. Apparently a favorite walking spot for many cos we saw dozens of cars parked there.

That's wild thyme that grows in abundance in that area
which makes the whole place smells lovely


monlim said...

Wah, it's like something out of a fairytale! Sooo pretty.

Alcovelet said...

These place is spectacular! I've always wanted to go to a ______ (European) village to just feel the history. But it does seem a bit spooky that there wasn't a soul ?!

petite fleur said...

I suppose one might find it spooky but I'm used to it by now. In the winter, you're very often to find what seemed like deserted villages cos everybody's indoors. The only sign of "life" is the smoke from the chimney.