there's that one

lille, centre ville
this is the one where a feeling of want grips you, where you feel you need to go out on a limb or else. and just be. in the moment. preferably not home.

lille, rue gosselet
so then this is that one, where you embark on a short train ride from home, into the north of france, on a nord pas de calais train. doesn't it sound awesome? i know. 

lille, porte de paris
taking the weather with you, you're also subject to the flow as is, in this particular case blowing autumnal leaves in your face and around your ears, occasional hail, torrential rain showers and crazy wind. yup.

lille, musée des beaux-arts
so then this also the one about the city museum where you leave your luggage, grab a coffee, shop the museum shop until it's time to check in. obviously after you've been showered down a third time.

all the way
and it's also the one in which you hear the night rain pour down, and next the early morning rain. and you'd like to push that morning forward, into... into what exactly? 

lille, porte de roubaix
and at last it's the one where you brave the rain showers, large puddles and treacherously slippery leaves and a railway station lockdown (lucky you're inside) to suspicious behaviour.

lille, les merveilleux de chez fred
yes. totally that one. it was all entertaining though. in hindsight, i'm back home, curling up underneath the duvet and eyeing a coffee merveilleux from chez fred. all worth it, really. 

♥ everyone, i missed the weekend here. have a lovely week. stay dry. ☻


  1. Oh, dearest Nadine,
    I feel that Reiselust is coming into my veins! Thank YOU! I'd take my umbrella with me, that black one, formed like a pagoda (people are always happy, when they see me with that umbrella. They smile despite pouring rain).
    Well, Lille... it must be back in 1989... I can't remember... have to go to this place, again.
    Dear, I like your photos very much. Especially the last one ;-) Lustres mirrors Praliné, these color shade... divine!
    Now, a coffee.
    Ariane. la rose (still)

  2. What an incredible chandalier for a bakery! And well, yum!