Wednesday, 27 January 2016

Beautiful Stained Glass windows ....La Clusaz , France.

La Clusaz is primarily a  ski resort  but also is a super place for all seasons, in the Alps near the Swiss border. The commune is part of the Haute-Savoie département. The town is in the Aravis mountain range. This fabulous town is 30 minutes from Annecy train station and 50 minutes from Geneva.


La Clusaz (originally from the word cluse - meaning a narrow path between two mountains) was once called Clusa Locus Dei meaning God's narrow place

There was so much to see and do.
 
Walks, play parks for the children, the Luge, plenty of places
to eat , also many supermarkets. And of course a fabulous market!!
 Lots of shopping to be done too!!
Very well catered for. 
 Easy reach to a fabulous place named Talloires
and of course Annecy.
 
In the middle of this town I found the
 
 

The "Sainte Foy Church of La Clusaz was built in 1821 according to Camille Ruphy's plans, architect of Annecy. There has been a church in La Clusaz since 1285.
In 1974, the church was extensively rebuilt as it was in a state of disrepair. The bulb bell tower was built between 1751 and 1762. This characteristic is no doubt the alpine expression of baroque art, which was at this time, to be seen on various monuments in Europe.

 



 
Inside I discovered the beautiful stain glass windows.
 


 
 Holy Mary and a place to light a candle..




I loved this town , the weather was brilliant.
Walked through the chalets , listening to the Cow Bells and the forest,
went Luging and swimming in Lake Annecy.
 
Would love to go back.




Friday, 22 January 2016

First post of 2016 -

My lovely friends have been on their
travels in the last few months.
So great to receive their postcards,
and from new places too.
 
My great friend Brigitte in Paris,
went to the Canary Islands
over Christmas - Sun and Warmth.

We could all do with Sun and Warmth!

 
Parque Nacional De Timanfaya  is a Spanish national park in the southwestern part of the island of Lanzarote, Canary Islands. It covers parts of the municipalities Tinajo and Yaiza.  The parkland is entirely made up of volcanic soil.

The statue "El Diablo" by César Manrique is its symbol.



 
 
 

Timanfaya National Park

The Montanas del Fuego (Fire Mountains) were created between 1730 and 1736 when more than 100 volcanoes, covering more than 50 km², rose up and devastated this part of the island. The last eruptions were in 1824, however due to the low rainfall (and therefore lack of erosion) this area appears much the same as it did just after the eruptions. In 1968 the area was declared a national park, Parque Nacional de Timanfaya.
 
 
 
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
BIG THANK YOU BRIGITTE ♥
 
Blogging has taken a bit of a back step as life has thrown
some curve balls  which I need to deal with .
I know my friends understand.
 
When friends take time out of their holidays to think
of me and send me a postcard, no matter where in the world they are,
 I love to share with
you all. 
 
I have another postcard post soon. Take Care xox