Tuesday, 5 December 2017

T stands for ..the church of Val de Grace

Hi everyone, first of all today I would like to join Sheila of Orange Esmeralda at AJJ. I was forced to spend yesterday afternoon resting, as when we came home from church I felt really dizzy -  BPV decided to sneak up on me - but I did the exercises the doctor showed me and today I have been much better!
I had started something for Sheila's 'Let's Celebrate' theme but just couldn't face either my craft table or the computer!(although I did try!)
At this time of year our caravan bird table is often full, as are the trees and hedges - I haven't been there for a while but my neighbours also feed the birds so I know they won't be going hungry and Mr and Mrs Blackbird still have lots of berries to feast on!
This page is in my Kraft journal, PA Fresco paint roughly spread over the page, book paper with some texture paste and Glamour dust. PA Kim Dellow and Hot Pick stamps for my garden and some Hobby Art birds.

Now to return to Val de Grace church (which is where we went to see - the Military hospital was a bonus!) and through that door…(see last week)
…and through the small door here.

The organist was practicing behind another metal mesh!

 We spotted this bike and little carriage as we headed out of the building.

We walked towards the gate on the left to be allowed out the way we had entered.
We were there for just over two and a half hours - not nearly enough time to see everything but it was getting late and I needed food (well, my Diabetes demanded that I eat!)
We walked along the road, aware that most places had finished serving lunch - we were lucky to come across a Turkish restaurant still serving and what a great meal it was!
 Chicken kebab with salad, potatoes and couscous
Our drink was water and I am joining Bleubeard and Elizabeth for T Stands For Tuesday where you are invited to share a drink related post!

Where next? Poitiers I think, where we interrupted our journey to come here!

Thanks for looking, Chris


My name is Erika. said...

First of all, I love your celebration page-those leaves are so red. And what a gorgeous church. I'm glad you shared those photos. The work it took to make such place must have been amazing. I've never eaten Turkish food but it looks delicious. Do those exercises the doctor gave you please and happy T day.

Halle said...

Your AJJ journal page is lovely. And the photos of the church are gorgeous!
Happy T day!

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful photos, what a fantastic place. Love the journal page, too. And the food looks great, just yummy. Your hubby looks happy with it! Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

those birds on your page are fabulous! Glad you've recovered now.
The photos from Val de Grace church are fantastic - but don't those wire meshes get in the way!!

sheila 77 said...

I love your AJJ bird page. The birds on the table look so happy and the other one is going to have a little snack of berries while he is waiting for his turn at the take-away. It's a lovely scene. Thanks very much for the Celebration of birds.
Hope you are feeling better now, being dizzy is not fun.
And thanks for the tour of the church, that must have been a great experience.

CJ Kennedy said...

Love the bird celebration. I just filled my front feeder with seeds this morning. The artwork in the church is breath-taking.Your hubby is such a good sport to let you take his picture and lunch looks delicious. do you mean the restaurants close after serving lunch and then reopen to serve dinner? Here you can pretty much go to any restaurant and have a late lunch or early dinner. Have a Happy T Day!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Goodness, dear friend. I hope you are much better today. I always worry when you get dizzy like that.

Your darling little birds were really throwing a party and that was great cause for celebration at Art Journal Journey. So glad you finished this because it's a genuine beauty. Thanks for joining us at AJJ, because this is fabulous.

Although I could have stayed at the military hospital museum all day, the Val de Grace church was stunning. The statues were incredible, and the shot from the alter was gorgeous. The floor tiles were also out of this world.

What a feast you managed to step into by accident. Can you imagine that you would have chosen this place had it not been one of the only places left to serve lunch? It looks fabulous, and I LOVE couscous, too. I'm a big fan of Turkish food, but have never seen it fixed with potatoes before. It certainly looked like something I would eat (grin).

Thanks for sharing your wonderful Art Journal Journey entry, your visit to Val de Grace church, and your meal with water at the Turkish restaurant with us for T this Tuesday.

Meggymay said...

It is a fabulous celebration page, I'm sure birds must enjoy the food we put out for them in winter, it was a fun party page.
The church photos looked awesome, fabulous carving, makes you wonder how long it took to build these churches when they had no access to our modern tools.
The food looked delicious today.
I hope you are feeling a bit better now.
Happy T day wishes.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

I love your page! The birds are beautiful and the way you created the snowy hills with the little trees on the top is perfect 😁. Sorry to hear you've been unwell, it sounds like those exercise are invaluable and I hope you are back to normal soon! I always enjoy travelling with you and the church stonework, paintings, ironwork and tiled floors are amazing. Your meal looks so fresh and delicious too - yum! Wishing you a Happy T Day! J 😊

froebelsternchen Susi said...

First of all I hope you feel well again dear Chris - take good care of you! ♥ I really love your beautiful celebration page - it's fantastic and I say THANK YOU very much for adding it to the Let's Celebrate collection at Art Journal Journey!. This is much appreciated as you know!

What a fantastic church. I'm so glad you shared those photos - I was already impressed with last week's pics. I love Turkish food - specially Turkish pizzas - and that food you had looks delicious. Don't forget about the exercises of the doctor and do them as often as needed Chris! ♥ Happy T day my friend. oxo Susi

jinxxxygirl said...

Chris i just love your bird ArtJournal page and thank you for all the photos of your travels.. i really am enjoying them... Happy happy T day! Hugs! deb

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm at a loss for words to describe my response to the photos from your tour. Thanks for sharing those. The food looks delicious! Happy T Tuesday

kathyinozarks said...

i love your journal page very much ans Wow this church is so amazing-so much to take in-so beautiful
Your meal looks really delicious-and hoping all of your dizziness has passed Happy Tuesday Kathy

Eileen The Artful Crafter said...

"Bird Day Party" - lol - what a lovely page, Chris. Glad your vertigo doesn't stick around too long now that you know the exercises. It's just a horrible feeling, isn't it?

The church is absolutely beautiful. The nativity statues are stunning as are the murals you captured. What a special day that was - that you found the side door and were admitted. And then to end it with such a yummy and satisfying meal ... truly a day to remember. Thanks for sharing it with us.

Happy T-day! Hugs, Eileen

johanna said...

These church photos are adorable. and i totally love your bird day Party:)

Denise Price said...

Ooh, those pictures from the church are incredible!!! What a great place to visit. Your Turkish lunch and sweet journal page look great, too. Happy Belated T Day. ☕️🙂

Kate said...

That lunch looks so yummy! And I love your journal page. I love the background you have made. It looks great against the kraft paper.
Happy belated tea day,

butterfly said...

Glad to hear you took the necessary rest time, and I hope things have settled down properly by now. The bird page is really charming - the snowy field and lovely blended colours in the background and those wonderful birds. Certainly looks as though it was well worth the 3 hour round trip to visit that amazing church and eat those delicious looking kebabs!
Alison x

Rike said...

Your bird party page is really lovely! Thank you for the photos of the church - they are all gorgeous! The turkish meal looks delicious.
Happy weekend! Rike x