Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Yes the weather was pouting a little that day, but I really enjoyed the Beaune market. It is so colorful and lively with gorgeous displays, friendly people, merchants that offer to let you taste their products (I stilll dream about that "pate en croute" that I tasted ... and bought, the "charcutier" was truly the Da Vinci of pork products )
Monday, May 4, 2009
Below is the room for the poor people, quite lovely accomodations, I think.
Alright now for an anecdote. In one of these huge rooms, there is a grate in the floor (a beautifully ornate one, of course) and through that grate, you can see a river running beneath the building. That room was where surgery was done, and whatever was.. removed was tossed into the riverbelow. As the legend goes, the trouts downstream of the hospice were the fattest and the sweetest tasting in all of Burgundy...omg, I cannot believe I told that story!
The kitchen was renovated in the 19th century (I want that stove!)
The Hospice is especially famous for the stunning roof of glazed, multicolored tiles.
More to come later, I have hundreds of photos.TTFN