poetry and prose about place

old stone town

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old Arcais

old Arcais (image from Street View)

~Logbook 4-5~

day 4-5 map

map showing distance travelled (map from Google Earth)


The first part of my trip was through the countryside near Sainte-Sabine.  The houses in this area are generally more modern and smaller than those I saw further to the east…


small house

smaller, one-story houses line the country road … notice the shadow of the Street View camera (image from Street View)


Arçais is an old town, with stone buildings and narrow streets…


street in Arcais


I found another house to buy, a charming two-story with a tiny front yard and an old gate – it may need a new roof…


a house for sale


Best View:  yellow flowering bush in Arçais…


'shrub in yellow bloom'


Copyright  Jane Tims  2013

Written by jane tims

April 15, 2013 at 7:26 am

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  1. Hi Jane
    I always thought that trying to see in people’s windows was considered peeping. And isn’t that a crime? Like I don’t know. Maybe it’s a normal thing to do. Just wondering though.
    Nice drawing Jane. The yellow pops right out.



    April 17, 2013 at 7:23 am

    • Hi. I am sorry, but still curious. The Street View folks were careful not to focus on the inside of houses. They also used facial deleting software to remove faces from people, dolls and even crockery pots with faces impressed in their design! Jane


      jane tims

      April 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

  2. Every time I see these charming little houses along your route I get a strong urge to knock on the doors and see what they are like inside!


    Barbara Rodgers

    April 15, 2013 at 12:19 pm

    • Hi Barbara. I try to see in the windows, but I am too far away. I know many have lovely lace curtains on the windows. Jane


      jane tims

      April 15, 2013 at 9:28 pm

  3. Those yellow flowers look stunning. I may have to bid against you for the house. Keep peddling!


    Gemma Hawdon

    April 15, 2013 at 8:24 am

    • Hi Gemma. I’m glad you like the drawing. Sorry, the house is mine. However, you may like to have the bills to fix the roof? Jane


      jane tims

      April 15, 2013 at 9:07 am

  4. The sketch is vibrant with detail and that splash of yellow. Thanks for sharing the journey.


    Carol Steel

    April 15, 2013 at 8:20 am

    • Hi Carol. Adding color to the drawings is a bit of an experiment. The snow has stuck around so long this year, I guess I am eager for color! Jane


      jane tims

      April 15, 2013 at 9:06 am

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