Thursday’s Lingering Windows: Pretty, delicious, and strange.

This week, for Dawns window challenge, I have a few more windows to show you from my recent tour of France and Germany, but let’s start in England, where the window boxes and flower baskets, beautifully decorated this 19th century department store in the small town of Cranleigh.


This restaurant in Cologne has a really pretty window above the doorway.


Les Pรขtisseries in Strasbourg had an amazing selection of cakes and cookies, and especially gingerbread men.


This tiny shop right next to La Petite France, also specialised in gingerbread of all shapes and flavours. I thought it looked very elegant, and in fact at first glance, I mistook it for an interior design store.


So many windows with temptingly delicious goodies on display; best to just take a pic and walk on. ๐Ÿ™‚


Whilst on a walking tour in La Petite France, our guide showed us this strange sight. A house had been built right up against the windows of the adjacent house, obscuring the view.ย  Very odd indeed. I’m sure those neighbours can’t have been on very good terms with one another. I can’t imagine how the building regulations would allow this to happen, but maybe in the Middle Ages, there weren’t any.


I hope you’ve enjoyed my windows this week. To see more, go to Dawn’s ‘Thursday’s Lingering Windows’ post.


68 comments on “Thursday’s Lingering Windows: Pretty, delicious, and strange.

  1. Such a stunning little place Sylvia and I just love the windows. Great post and shots hon. ๐Ÿ˜€ *big hugs*

  2. @”La Petite France…” – cool… ๐Ÿ™‚ Greetings and friendly thoughts from Toulouse, France! ๐Ÿ™‚ Have a wonderful week-end & cheers, Mรฉlanie

  3. I could just imagine the people in that last photo trying to sell their house:

    Prospective Buyer: “So, what are the neighbours like?”
    Prospective Seller: “Umm…well…we’re very close. Very close indeed.”

  4. il primo scatto รจ sontuoso! gli altri sono piccoli gioielli aggiunti ad una collana di perle
    the first shot is magnificent! others are small jewels added to a Pearl Necklace
    see you soon

  5. What wonderful windows. They give me the urge to travel – oh wait I am traveling. I guess I meant to say travel overseas. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. fabulous windows, all of them! the last one is strange to say the least…some wanted the second building rather badly and obviously had more pull than the people with the first building???

  7. I agree with the taking a pic and moving along from all those treats ๐Ÿ˜‰
    The last pic is really weird. I wouldn’t be very impressed if my neighbours built their place on top of mine like that

  8. Love those windows, but the Hagan-Dazs outside the cute gingerbread sign caught my attention. How strange to butt houses up like that. Maybe one can crawl through the window to an adjoining house. Hmmm! ๐Ÿ™‚

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