Friday, July 22, 2011

Hamlet of Le Ven Vertheuil

We went for a walk around the sleepy little hamlet and here are a few photos I took.
The ancient church that has been there since the 12th century and where the bells tolled from.

When we walked into the church, a recording of heavenly music was playing, which was beautiful.
I liked the dark red accents painted on the doors, of La Poste and Mairie ( Mayors Office)

Some of the houses were shut up for the winter and maybe the occupants were spending winter, enjoying the sun, in the South of France
The cars manoeuvred around the narrow streets at a great speed.

Wishing you all a wonderful and fun filled weekend


  1. Dearest Carolyn,

    You captured so well the ancient history, the worn down threshold of that 12th century Church... The closed shutters, either for privacy, energy conservation or like you say, for purpose of not being occupied for the winter months. One always encounters many questionmarks to which no answer can be given while we're there. And we move on but with still pretty images on our retina and before the lens of the camera. Thanks for sharing!

    Lots of love,


  2. So beautiful. I really like the red doors. Reminds me so much of when I lived in Portugal.

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  3. How beautiful! I love the red doors as well. Hope you have a wonderful weekend! :)

    sorelle in style

  4. Love red doors my sweet friend...thanks for sharing such joy again. xoxoxo It is almost the weekend. Yahoooooo...enjoy

  5. Dear Carolyn,
    Thank you for sharing your adventure with us.
    So neat to see the sights.
    Aren't you glad you got to see these places?

  6. I love this kind of architecture. The details above the arched door are just amazing.
    Have a wonderful weekend, dear Carolyn!

  7. Oh it's so wonderful Carolyn, and looks very like the village in Burgundy where my daughter lives!

    You're making me homesick for my family and the french village way of life - the 'good life' as I call it!!

    Enjoy your weekend too mon amie in your lovely village on the island!!

    Shane x

  8. You seem to have a nice time in France! i had a problem with the driving in Scotland too, very difficult when begining. I love your hat in a previous post, very nice!

  9. I like the red color of the church doors, a nice village you visited.
    Today it is raining here, hoping for sun again.
    Wish you a happy weekend

  10. I like the front doors decorations, so medieval!

  11. Tesoro caro!!!

    Anima dolce e sensibile...

    E' sempre una bellezza, seguire i tuoi POST!

    Viviamo tutte con te le tue esperienze che ci doni.

    Sei un tesoro!



    La tua amica dall'Italia! ;o) NI

  12. So lovely! I'm filled with envy and wanderlust seeing your gorgeous photos...
    Have a lovely weekend!

  13. Lovely, to stroll around France with you. Wish i could be there for the weekend. Have a sweet and creative time! xx

  14. Oh how I love the shutters that the French use to close up the houses; what an ingenius and BEAUTIFUL way to protect the home!

    Enjoy your day dear one; we are finally over our heat wave that actually was responsible for 22 deaths. Anita

  15. Lovely photos, Carolyn! The red doors are striking. Thanks for taking us along again! I love your travel photos.
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  16. You offer some of the best tours ~ it's always so enjoyable coming along with you :)


  17. Dear Carolyn,

    Thank you for sharing with us your beautiful pictures!!
    Love all the details you show us, with your great description it´s like taking a tour in France!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!


  18. Beautiful selection, love this kind of architecture!
    Really beautiful photos!

  19. I just love old buildings and towns filled with so much history. Kuwait does not have anything to offer in that regard which is why we must travel far and wide -- which, of course, is a wonderful thing! :) Have a great weekend. Tammy

  20. Dear Carolyn,

    What a lovely old village. You captured it beautifully!

    Happy weekend,

    Madelief x

  21. Hi Carolyn,
    You have captured the old world look so well in these real buildings. I love the church and the red doors are right after my own heart.
    The shutters really make the buildings I think. Truly my favorite.

    I bet walking in the church and hearing the music was very special.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Amazing pics once again.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  22. Beautiful images! I love the old church and it must have been beautiful hearing the music come out of it. Hope you're having a wonderful weekend :)

  23. Bonjour Carolyn,
    I so love those touches of red against the soft cream stone buildings - ever so elegant!
    I can feel the ambiance of the beautiful village!
    Have a wonderful and safe week-end Carolyn - Spring is just around the corner. xx

  24. What a lovley village -- thanks for taking us on such a wonderful walk. I appreciate your sweet visit to my table this week.

  25. The picture of the old church was beautiful. That one has so much history I imagine because of how ancient it is. Whenever Jess and Nel travel, they always take pictures of old churches. Jess went to the Vatican in Rome which was so incredible. Thank you for sharing these priceless photos. It made me feel as if I were there myself.
    ~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

  26. South of France?? Very different from the North! I haven't visited the south yet! Maybe soon! :)

  27. Dear Carolyn
    What an absolute beautiful POST!!
    I love the architecture...
    It was so kind of you to visit Bebe in London.. I am so happy you enjoyed her.. Always a pleasure to have you visit

  28. Red doors must be popular! Beautiful buildings. Ahhh, to be in the south of France...


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