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 Pâtisseries 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. 🙂
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. 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.
I love all those flowers!
Thanks, Dawn. 🙂
Great windows, tasty, quirky, and then definitely odd in that last image! 🙂
Thanks for looking, Sue. 🙂
Such a stunning little place Sylvia and I just love the windows. Great post and shots hon. 😀 *big hugs*
Thanks so much, Sonel. Enjoy your Sunday afternoon. 🙂 xx
I love love window boxes they’re just so welcoming
Yes they are, and the Europeans do them especially well.
Gorgeous again, the restaurant wins this time!
Thanks so much, Gilly. 🙂
You have perfected the art of window snapping! 😉 great shots as always.
Thanks so much, Ron. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
@”La Petite France…” – cool… 🙂 Greetings and friendly thoughts from Toulouse, France! 🙂 Have a wonderful week-end & cheers, Mélanie
Thanks so much, Melanie. I’ve never been to La Ville Rose, but I believe it’s a beautiful town. Happy weekend to you too. 🙂
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.”
Yes, not a great selling point, Lance. 🙂
You had some really yummy windows this week Ad
Thanks so much, Pommepal. 🙂
il primo scatto è 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
Thank you so much for your lovely comment, Ventis. 🙂
What wonderful windows. They give me the urge to travel – oh wait I am traveling. I guess I meant to say travel overseas. 🙂
Thanks, Pat. 😀
Lovely windows, especially those from England … // Maria 🙂
Thanks so much, Maria. 🙂
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???
Thanks, Heather. yes, I’d love to know the story behind those two houses. 🙂
What is it about windows?! I love to peek in because I know there is always a story unfolding. Lovely post!
Thanks so much, Rebecca. Yes I also love the story behind the pics. 🙂
I can understand just take a picture and walk away quickly well 🙂 The last picture of two building budding each other is outrageous.
Exactly so. 🙂 I would not be at all impressed if that was my house.
Beautiful photos and a great post! With love stefan maxima
Thanks so much, Stefan. 🙂
Last shot, strange. But these are all fabulous!
Yes, that last one is weird. I was wondering whether there were other windows in that house that had also been built over. 😕
Scary, kinda. 😮
Beautiful photos and a great post title. 🙂
Thanks so much. Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
I agree with the taking a pic and moving along from all those treats 😉
The last pic is really weird. I wouldn’t be very impressed if my neighbours built their place on top of mine like that
I’m sure you agree, TA. If the food on the ship hadn’t been so good, I might have been tempted to sample some of those tasty treats. 🙂
Of course you had to include a pastry window didn’t you?!
Terrific views Sylvia! 🙂
Especially for you, Phil. 🙂
Gorgeous windows AD 😉
Thanks, 68. 🙂
I agree with the previous comment, you never fail to come up with such wonderful choices…..
Thanks so much, Gunta. 🙂 xx
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! 🙂
Thanks, Lynne. Now there’s a thought. 🙂
Some elegant and some quirky and some downright tasty! 🙂
Thanks, Jo. You sound as though you prefer the tasty ones. 🙂
I can’t get over how awesome the gingerbread trim work is on the first photo…just out of a fairy tale.
Thanks Laurie. Yes, it’s lovely, isn’t it? 🙂
What a beautiful tour ! Thanks for sharing!
Glad you enjoyed. 🙂
I did !
Dear AD, I loved this building, so beautiful. Thank you. Love, nia
Thanks so much, Nia. 🙂
Looking into more striking lookout points!
Thanks, Col. It’s fun looking back at lookout points I’ve seen. 🙂
Wow!! Beautiful pics for the Lingering Windows 🙂
Thanks, Amy. 🙂
You must have amazing willpower to walk past all those tempting shops AD, great photos
Thanks, optie. I devoured the cookies with my eyes only. 🙂
AD you do have the most exquisite photo collection, that you can come up at a moments notice with posts like these… beautiful…
Thanks so much, bulldog. I do try my best. 🙂
we’ve been in the restaurant in Cologne …
Which is more than I did, Frizz. 🙂
Such terrific pictures! I would love to see those windows, or ones like them, in person some day. When I win the lottery!
Thanks so much.Good luck with the Lottery. 🙂