Friday, March 11, 2011

Disappearing weekends

Weekends are a bit like rainbows, they look good from a distance, but disappear when you get up close to them ~ John Shirley ~

Last weekend I took a drive out to visit an exposition, I was expectin
g to see art but it was in fact more of a craft fair, on the way back I took a small detour.

My friend had told me about an area of land that is reserved for wild flora and fauna but is essentially a marsh land. The sun was shining so I got a pretty shot of the water. A couple were strolling around the water, I think I will go back again and do the same.

Tourist information (in French) HERE.

La Tourbiére de Landemarais

It is worth driving off the mainroads so that you can discover some of the lovely old stone buildings. This tiny chapel is named after Sainte Anne, the year 1646 is carved above the door.

Chapelle Sainte Anne

The chapel has been given a new roof so it should be around for a lot longer.

Information showing chapel before restoration HERE.

I hope you have fun this weekend!

French words
Marsh = marais
Swamp = marécage


Ken Devine said...

That is such an appropriate quote.
I's a lovely photo of the chapel and I followed the link to read about it. Wish my French was better.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous chapel - so gorgeous! And I love the blues in that first shot too.. Spring is there already!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

The chapel was 130 years old before the first fleet even came to Australia. Puts things in perspective.