First, as I am here for T Stands for Tuesday, I will show you my latest AJJ page for '101 Ways To Keep Warm'
As you know, Elizabeth requests that we share a drink related item, you can link here
I don't know about you, but I do enjoy my first coffee of the day, probably because I am usually in my pyjamas and it warms me up, but somehow it always tastes better too! Do tea drinkers feel the same way?
I have had this image - from a magazine advert for a while and this is a really quick page. I was trying to beat the fading daylight but in the end had to resort to a daylight lamp! I used Antique Linen and Walnut Stain Distress Oxides for a tea/coffee stained look!(lots of spritzing and drying involved) I added some random stamping with a couple of Kaisercraft stamps and then added some inky splashes of Faded Corduroy DI. I wrote the heading with a couple of brush pens outlined with brown fine point pen.
Now to return to our travels!
I am actually going to jump ahead in our journey! As some of you may know, we also spent time with my SIL in Poitiers and there is plenty to show you there, but I am going to take you to one of the best places we have ever visited in Paris!
We decided to take a walk over to the St Germain area but on coming across this place we were fascinated!
We had seen mention of the church but understood it to be part of an enclosed military area.
The gates were firmly locked but as we walked across to get another view of the front we noticed a side gate with an intercom system - we buzzed and were allowed in!
The security was quite tight and we had to leave our ID with a gate man before being allowed in to another area to pay!
This was a model of the site with a modern military hospital behind the gardens.
This explains a little about the museum….
…and an unexpected hubby shot!
There was an amazing display of Apothecary containers.
The corridors were quite decorative.
There was old equipment on display with photos too...
...and reconstructed scenes from the hospital ..
..and field hospitals.
There were also models of some quite gruesome field scenes too.
..in glass cases…
We were not allowed out into the garden
…but I was allowed to take a shot of the inner courtyard - with an instruction to only point upwards!!!
Finally, we couldn't help smiling at this reconstruction!!
We haven't even been in the church yet and up to this point had only seen curators! We had the museum to ourselves!
Next time I will take you through these doors to the church!
Happy T Day and Thanks for looking, Chris