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Recent retiree--35 year's experience teaching reading, English, adult basic education and volunteer leadership skills. Started this blog to exchange ideas and commentary with friends and others having an interest in joining the discussions. Greatest life accomplishments include: 1.organized my 3rd grade class to check out library books for me to get around librarian's weekly limit--Amazon.com, the Mullins Elementary 3rd Grade Class of 1956 is still waiting for "thank you" notes; 2. volunteered in the Peace Corps, island of St. Kitts, West Indies; 3.taught adults to read, earn their GEDs., and speak English as a second language; 4. bought a border collie puppy for $6, got evicted rather than give him up, and began a life-long love affair with all things "Dog"; 5. joined a physical fitness boot camp in my mid-50s--don't mess with someone who's been doing regulation pushups in wet grass at 5:30 a.m.; 6. walked across Northern England with best friend Sally--over 80 miles from the Irish to North Seas; and 7. travelled to many foreign countries for pleasure and work.

Sunday, June 16, 2013

InSPIREd Sunday - Riquewihr, France




Photos from 2002 - this is the small medieval town of Riquewihr in the Alsace region of  France.  Like many other medieval towns and villages in Europe, Riquewihr is surrounded by walls.  Then all around the town vineyards stretch for miles and miles through the valley between the Rhine River and the Voges Mountains.  Famed for its Riesling wine, it's an important stop on the "Route des Vins", a small road though the famous vineyards of Alsace.  There are two churches in Riquewihr, a Catholic and one referred to as the Old Protestant.  You can just see the spires in the above photos.

Here are some other scenes of  our tour of Riquewihr (click on collage to enlarge):


 Clockwise:  wonderful blue-stuccoed outdoor cafe, the Zimmer wine cellar where we got to taste some local wines, looking down on Riquewihr, evening in nearby Hochfelden where our boat was moored, and vineyards completely surrounding the town.

Linking to InSPIREd Sunday , a new meme celebrating places of worship and their unique architecture and history.  Thanks to Sally and Beth for hosting.

 

June 17 - decided to link to Mosaic Monday as well for those who love all things French.

16 comments:

richies said...

Looks like an inspiring place.

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Beth @ E. lizard Breath Speaks said...

oh, i would love to see France one day - soon i hope??! what a beauty.

hope your weekend is going well. ( :

Jan n Jer said...

wow...very inspriring! So charming too!

Lois Evensen said...

Ooooh, I love that old church! So much character. Beautiful images! Thanks for sharing.

TexWisGirl said...

very pretty!

Jackie/Jake said...

Ah, France, nothing like it!

Bruce Clark said...

Great looking old church and well captured.

Shirley said...

Wow! Your photos are terrific! I'd love to visit France someday. Have a wonderful day!

Candy C. said...

How beautiful!! Love the old church and the view overlooking the town too! :)

Brian King said...

How gorgeous! I love the second photo!

Pride In Photos said...

What a beautiful country...so inspiring for photography.

don said...

A fine post of this beautiful church. Great looking images.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

It makes me wonder who lives there and what their lives are like. Fascinating pictures.

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm sure I would LOVE touring this town. It looks so different from anything here in Ontario.

Marie said...

Beautiful church, Faye! Really amazing!

Sally in WA said...

Such a beautiful spire you've shared. Thank you!