Thursday, 11 December 2014

Self Indulgence in Saumur

We took advantage of the weather yesterday and drove up to Saumur.

No matter how many times we visit, we are never disappointed. The Christmas decorations were going up and this one was on the mini roundabout by the Cessart Bridge in front of the Theatre and Opera House, which is now nearing the completion of extensive renovation.

A far more unusual sight greeted us as we made our way up the Rue de Franklin Roosevelt...

These umbrellas were being put up as a christmas display and they certainly made an impact..

From the shopping area we took a stroll round the older part of Saumur, where even the fountain was decorated...

The Eglise Saint-Pierre, the focus of a massive restoration project, is due to be completed in March 2015
We look forward to seeing it without scaffolding and wrapped with tarpaulins..

Then a couple of photos which are sheer indulgence on my part. The final one isn't even fully in focus because it was taken from the moving car (NB. I was the passenger!) but I just love the colours of the buildings in the last of the sunlight..

Hope you enjoy them


Susan said...

Yesterday was horrible here in Preuilly and in Blois.

Tim said...

Lovely sky in that last picture! Pauline

GaynorB said...

Lovely here in Staffordshire.

Did you get a ring? It seems to be what you do in Saumur! ;o)

Colin and Elizabeth said...

Gaynor: Elizabeth would not let me buy her one!