Thursday, June 28, 2007

Two Posts in Two Weeks!

Recently I went to Lille, France for a weekend with a friend. This city has a really strange history because it has belonged to different countries throughout the years. Because of this, it has some really cool architecture. Although it is the fourth largest city in France, it still has a small-village feel to it and most of the people we encountered were relatively friendly and nice. We stayed for three days but I think we could have seen everything in two days.

This photo is from the Swimming pool museum. It houses a lot of textiles and statues as well as some great paintings. It was really nice and I discovered some artists I had never seen.

Overall, it was a nice weekend away from Paris; the weather was terrible for the majority of the trip but the food and beer we enjoyed made up for the constant drizzle.

I still have to post about my cousins' trip and our visit to Ireland, but I am super busy trying to finish the book I am editing and getting ready for Romania. By the way, if anyone wants a postcard from Romania, send me your address.

7 comments:

Lotus Reads said...

Angela, these are gorgeous pictures! Wow, you've been traveling A LOT, lucky you! We're traveling to Poland in August, have you been there? Do you have any friends that have been there? Any tips would be much appreciated, thanks!

carra said...

Angela, is Lille the 4th largest city in Paris or did you mean in France? Love the photos! Do you know Belgiums still believe Lille is theirs? I love Lille that's where I fell in love with my husband...

Angela in Europe said...

Thanks Carra-I fixed it!

hellomelissa said...

i'm so glad you're getting to explore france. those photos are gorgeous!

Parisienne Farmgirl said...

Just caught up on your last five or six posts - so funny and so enjoyable. Chantilly has always vexed me as any time I have tried to go it was spontanious and the train was always an hour or two away - then by the time I would have arrived the day would almost over! UGH.

Expat Traveler said...

looks just amazing! I love the town with the buildings pic!

Buffy said...

I love Lille...