Thursday, July 24, 2008

skies of stone and forty euros worth of cheese in Perigueux -

with
foreboding skies above another
of the most beautiful villages of the Dordogne,
we entered the winding streets of Perigueux:




tim and i broke off to wander, and discovered what we needed most
from the trip:


tranquility:




there were pigeons in the plaza:


doves in the terrazzo:


and a flock of them
on the gateway to the cathedral:


we found the saints here,
hotter:


the chairs,
notter:


and more skies cast in stone:


la famille sought solace in the cafes of the second square:


we bought hot chocolat, espresso, and forty euros worth of cheese:


it was recovery.
it was preparation for the afternoon to come.

6 comments:

designerman said...

looks like heaven.

just the pictures alone got me to take a deep breath and chill. for a second...

Jim said...

Those aren't "pigeons" per say... I believe when caged for sale at a market they are "squab".

Carrie D said...

I had to look it up to be sure, but that's over $60 worth of cheese. Good god, man. $60 in cheese! Must have been heaven on earth. Hope your stomachs took it well. I might see a faint bit of lactose intolerance coming upon you in that last pic...

Iheartfashion said...

Beautiful photos!
I'm soooooo jealous.

editor said...

who had the hot chocolate? i would sooooo have ordered the hot chocolate.

you really take after your mom.

ricola said...

Just so you know, I've begun to live vicariously through you. Keep up the vacations 'cause I need them.