Tuesday, 10 September 2019

T stands for .....Toulouse was great!

Hi everyone!It's been a mixed few days - we went out on Sunday - across the pennines to the Yorkshire Sculpture Park with my son and granddaughter and eldest grandson.It was a lovely sunny day and we walked quite a long way through some lovely scenery, interspersed with some arty treats. I will save the pics for a rainy day!!

Sadly yesterday our friend passed away, he had been in hospital since the night after we last went out with him and his wife and at the time we came away knowing that something wasn't quite right! 

I haven't done much crafting and felt an urge to do some re-organising in my craft room today which made me feel much better!!!

After my tale of the beginning of our stay inToulouse I am pleased to say it took a big upturn after that!
We went to visit St Sernin Basilica 
They were doing pavement repairs so it was difficult to get an outside shot without workmen in!
The inside was cool and beautiful!

We stopped off for a drink in a large square - Place du Capitole - I had a Lemon presse that I topped up with water while hubby had a Sprite.Here's hubby with his 'have you quite finished' look!
This is the Town Hall
It was very hot so we only had a little look around and then headed for shade in another church - Notre Dame de Taur - 

The weather was gradually getting hotter! We had seen warnings on TV and reassurances from President Macron that they were prepared...they were, we saw standpipes in the street and shelter provided for those who needed it.

I'll show you how we spent our last day another time!

As it is so late here I shall be visiting later in the week
Thanks for your visit today, Chrisx 


kathyinozarks said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's passing
I always enjoy seeing your trip photos-thanks so much for sharing.Happy Tuesday kathy

My name is Erika. said...

So sorry to hear of your friend's passing Chris. I understand why you are cleaning. It does make me feel better too. And the basilica is just gorgeous. I do enjoy all your trip photos. Hope you had a great T day Chris. Hugs-Erika

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm also sorry to read about your friend's passing. I know how that can affect you.

Your photos of St. Sernin Basilica were incredible. You did a great job keeping the workers out of the shot. The interior was drop dead gorgeous. Some of the art on the wall appears to be 13th Century or so.

What is a lemon press? Whatever it is, it certainly looks good and refreshing, too. T looks like he posed for the photo, though.

The Town Hall was lovely, and the market looks unique.

You DO love your churches. Notre Dame de Taur was really different. Some of it looked worn and tired, while the gold on the columns looked incredible.

Thanks for taking us to two cathedrals today, then sharing a drink with us for T this Tuesday, dear friend.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sorry to hear about your friend, that's hard. Great photos, I loved Toulouse when I visited there. Happy T Day, hugs, Valerie

Helen said...

am playing catch up after a few days away.. Loving the photos of the cool churches (check out my post yesterday from Christchurch Priory) I bet they were so enjoyable from the heat outside. Sorry to hear about your friend.

Meggymay said...

A sad time for you Chris,remember the good times.
The photos today looked great. I really like going into old churches and seeing how they look inside. A plus on hot days is that they always seem so cool.
Belated T day wishes Chris.
Yvonne xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous photos! I so enjoyed Toulouse, the Basilica is amazing 😁. I smiled at the photo of your hubby, mine sometimes feels that way too 😉. Happy T Day! Hugs, Jo x

Anne (cornucopia) said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. Fantastic architecture photos. Those churches are stunning looking. Happy T-Day!

Rita said...

Beautiful pictures!
So sorry to hear about your friend, but glad you got to see him under normal circumstances that one last time.

Caty said...

Sorry Chris for your friend, my condolences, and be brave, these are hard moments.
I want to thank you so much for sharing those so beautiful photographs from Toulouse, the basilica is amazing, nice trip.
I wish you a very nice Thursday, crafting helps a lot, and I send you big big hugsss,

Kate Yetter said...

Toulouse is a beautiful place. I especially love when you show the architecture in the churches. Beautiful! How wonderful that you and your hubby get to travel so much.
My condolences on the passing of your friend.
Happy Tea Day,

Linda Kunsman said...

Apologies for not visiting earlier Chris...
so sorry for the loss of your friend. It's never easy and we can only hold on to the wonderful memories and celebrate their life lived.

That basilica is just stunning- and that one photo you took of it looking up to the ceiling- wow!!! I so loved visiting as many churches, etc. as I could, along with visiting cemeteries too:) Glad to know that after a rough start you managed quite a fine time of it!

Ha ha- love the look on hubby's face:):)
Thanks so much for sharing more of your brilliant photos from your France trip, and a happy belated T day!

Divers and Sundry said...

I'm sorry about the loss of your friend :(

The churches are so grand -impressive and inspiring! I've enjoyed hearing about the ups and downs and delights of your trip. Happy T Day :)

Lisca said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend. My sincere condolences.
Thanks for the pics of Toulouse. The basilica looks very impressive indeed. And the Notre Dame de Taur looks an unusual shape looking at your photo.
Sorry I'm late in commenting. We are having problems with the power lines in the strong winds. The power goes off every few minutes for a short while and then it takes my computer a few minutes to boot up again. Nightmare!
Happy belated T-Day,

butterfly said...

I'm so sorry to hear about your friend. How sad. The soaring arches of the Basilica in Toulouse seem just right to allow thoughts and prayers to rise on high. I far prefer Romanesque round arches to the later Gothic pointy ones. Thank you as always for sharing your travels - I'm looking forward to a trek across the Pennines soon.
Alison x