My camera seems to have become an extension of my amateur photographer eyes! All photos prior to 2007 are scanned and were taken with a Fuji camera.



Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Rue de la Monnaie, Lille, Nord, France, 2008

To the left is Hospice Comtesse, a 17th century hospice first built by Jeanne (Joan), countess of Flanders in 1236.

8 comments:

Magpie said...

1236!! It always amazes me how much history you walk among where you live. If something is 100 years old here, it's old.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

And this hospice is still in existence? And they care for patients who are not long for this world?

Amazing! Kudos to Jeanne, countess of Flanders.

Woody said...

Thank you for the great photo and the link to Joan's history, it's quite intriguing,

VP said...

I like the fancy orange tones in these façades.

Cezar and Léia said...

Another place that I would love visiting!
Your picture is beautiful, great composition with the buildings!
Léia

joo said...

I love this photo which reminds me an old picture (I don't remember which one, ups. Thanks for links:)
Have a nice afternoon!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow! 1236--I just can't wrap my brain around that date. It is a beautiful street. MB

cieldequimper said...

@ Jacob: no, it's a museum and exhibition centre now.