A Church So Quaint

Church, Le Reposoir, France

Just one of the unexpected treasures I discovered on Saturday, this lovely little church in the French commune of Le Reposoir was a fantastic find. Unfortunately it wasn’t open to the public, but regardless its exterior made a great subject for some photos. It’s surprises like this that make exploring so much fun!

I spent a while experimenting with the angles, but in the end I think this first shot was best. I enjoyed this spot so much that I decided to stop for lunch, sitting just behind the church looking out over the hills. I can’t believe I almost drove right past it!

Have you ever come across an unexpected treasure? Where was it? How did you find it? I’d love to hear from you!

28 thoughts on “A Church So Quaint

    1. Ben Post author

      They certainly are! You just have to be open to a little adventure. I was lucky that there was a bridge leading up to the church which provided the leading lines I am always looking for, Thanks for stopping by.

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  1. Heyjude

    How delightful, looks so peaceful and the composition is great. A shame about the vapour trail though, always a reminder that we’re not alone.
    J xx

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    1. Ben Post author

      It really was so peaceful, I could only hear the sound of the nearby stream and calling birds. It’s one of the things I love most about the mountains. I agree on the vapour trail, I should have tried to clone it out with Lightroom. Not sure why I left it in there actually!

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      1. The Wanderlust Gene

        A slightly confusing translation πŸ™‚ but I think that yes, the little chapel seems to have been built on “monks’ premiΓ©re summer camp”.

        So interesting – I’d not heard of it before.

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  2. i*Kan

    It’s great to discover such treasures! This Sunday we went on a drive and ended up at a beautiful bay, which was so quiet and picturesque. Will do a post about it soon!

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    1. Ben Post author

      Discovery is one of life’s great joys, and it’s so simple! Sounds like you had a great trip at the weekend too. I look forward to reading about it πŸ™‚

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Dan, I’m forever looking for the leading lines when out with a camera. They are pretty much always a good bet for a captivating composition.

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    1. Ben Post author

      Thanks Lucy, you’re planning a rail trip if I remember correctly? Any idea which route you’re taking yet? I’m looking forward to seeing your itinerary!

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      1. Lucy Dodsworth

        I am indeed – still finalising exactly but looks like it’s going to be Strasbourg > St Moritz > St Anton > Vienna. Not as many scenic Swiss trains as I would’ve liked but they threatened to blow the budget!

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        1. Ben Post author

          Sounds like a fantastic trip, I still need to get out to St. Moritz. I’m not surprised about the Swiss trains, they are so expensive and the scenic ones even more so. I’ve looked into the Glacier Express but can’t quite bring myself to pay for it!

    1. Ben Post author

      I have to say I was surprised by the beauty of this area of the Alps, I definitely should have explored it a little sooner!

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