Lillian : Quite - and lovely coloured glass, lead-light windows are quite noticeable examples of Everyday Art Nouveau in Nancy.
Audrey : Most of these windows are 'fan-lights' - small windows over the main door of the building.
Lillian : It is difficult to photograph windows from the outside, in daylight - the colours in the glass are actually much prettier. For example, this lovely design with 2 blue flowers, had a sweet contrast in the colours of the backgrounds - pistacchio green behind the flowers, pretty mauve round the edge ...
Audrey : And here are those 3 petaled flowers again - but this time as panels in a door. The centers of these flowers look just like lollies! (you can click on the photos to see them larger).
Lillian : The shape of a fan-light window is ideal for a design of 3.
|3 branches of blue things|
|3 Gorgeous Red Orchids|
Audrey : More lovely red flowers - this window was on a corner.
I think those are honeysuckle flowers.
Audrey : Another red flower - very elegant.
Lillian : And these pale blue 'clouds' are probably l'ombrelles flowers (see our last post for more info).
Audrey : Someone had their initials done in lead-light glass - I wonder what their name was ... let's see, perhaps Geneviève St-Maman?
Lillian : One more lovely lead-light window - Blossom, Butterflies and a Birdie.
We call these birds Swallows
Audrey : Which is "gulp" quite odd - in French they are l'hirondelle.
Lillian : I think we might have taken the wrong bus to the Musée de l'Ecole de Nancy because we did have to walk quite a long way - and it was rather hot so this street sign seemed quite apt.
|Supper - lovely olives, herbed cheese, grapes...|
Audrey : Ah, but after the Museum, we did a little shopping and had a nice supper in our hotel room - and - well - um - perhaps you had a little too much to drink that evening Lillian.
|Even in a plastic cup it is a gorgeous colour|
|Kir Violette - with some bubbly|
Lillian : I think that I forgot that it is also an alcohol.
Audrey : Poor thing - you weren't quite yourself the next morning.