The first two pictures are of the lake at Rochechouart, last year this was all drained and cleared, it looked awful, bulldozers all over the place, definitely not a place to go for a picnic!! It is suppose to be finished this year.
On Bastille Day (14th July) we have a spectacular firework display, the fireworks are sent off over the lake, it looks beautiful with the reflection in the water, people come for miles and miles to see it, the roads are packed with cars trying to get to see the fireworks. We are lucky, we can walk to see it (though as Rochechouart is on a hill, the walking back isn’t much fun anymore!)
The next two pictures are at the night market. We have a night market every year in August, sometimes we are lucky with the weather sometimes not. It starts around 6.00pm and goes on until midnight, its a good night for meeting friends, having a stroll around the market, then retiring to a bar for a well earned drink!
This picture is the Chateau at Rochechouart, part of it has been turned into apartments. It also houses a modern art museum, but I wish is was still as a Chateau should be, it would be nice to see it with the furniture etc as it once was.
This is the church in Rochechouart, a very old church with a crooked spire.
Rochechouart is a very pretty place, little cobbles streets and higgledy piggledy houses. A very quiet place to live (except on fete days!), though in the 7 years we have lived here we have noticed it is getting busier.
I will finish with this picture of my SIL and BIL on one of their visits to us, we had just finished our evening meal when I took this picture, and why are they laughing so much you may ask……
Because that is MY GLASS OF WINE she is drinking!!!!!!!!
Family eh, don’t ya just love em……..