lundi 22 août 2016

Fresh moments before coming back home...


Les Alpes, à 2700 mètres d'altitude














My lovely Montpellier


How surprising this mikveh, 
hidden in the basement of a mansion from downtown. 
Buried at the time of Louis XIV, following his anti-Protestant politique, these Jews baths were rediscovered in the 1980s.
The water comes from an underground water level 
and naturally passes through the stone. Its freshness and clarity are quite amazing in the heat of the Montpellier side.










My lovely Montpellier


Absolutely charming, the Montpellier city center 
is called Escutcheon because of its form.  
It is a maze of streets, some tiny, dating from the Middle Ages, 
the golden age of the city. 
The XIXth century wanted to rehabilitate all, in the Haussmannian Paris style. But foundations and stone walls remained in place, simply recoated to be more fashion.

Must to be visit !


The elegant Haussmann style with its tall windows and wrought iron balconies



 
The foundations are from the Middle Ages


 
Hidden roses, also from the Middle Ages








Nod to My Lovely Versailles, 
the triumphal arch built in honor of Louis XIV.



Courtyard of a renovated mansion in Haussmann style 
as you would see in Paris.








My lovely Montpellier


Absolutely charming, the Montpellier city center 
is called Escutcheon because of its form.  
It is a maze of streets, some tiny, dating from the Middle Ages, 
the golden age of the city. 
The XIXth century wanted to rehabilitate all, in the Haussmannian Paris style. But foundations and stone walls remained in place, simply recoated to be more fashion.

Must to be visit !


The elegant Haussmann style with its tall windows and wrought iron balconies



 The foundations are from the Middle Ages


 Hidden roses, also from the Middle Ages





















Nod to My Lovely Versailles, 
with the triumphal arch built in honor of Louis XIV.



Courtyard of a renovated mansion in Haussmann style 
as you would see in Paris.