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It's Monday

 

When window-shopping is sometimes better than...shopping?

(Monschau, Germany)

 

 

 

It's Monday

 

When window-shopping is sometimes better than...shopping?

(Monschau, Germany)

 

 

 

comments (25)

  • Steven
  • Chicagoland
  • 9 Jul 2018, 01:23
Eye-catching facades with their Bavarian design!! I agree with your quote. smile
Ginnie Hart: I'm totally in love with half-timbered buildings, Steven! Thanks.
Its ALWAYS better than shopping!
Ginnie Hart: I almost said that, Frank, because I tend to agree with you.
Quite often it is! What great patterns you show off here!
Ginnie Hart: I almost always have more fun window shopping, Elizabeth, except for when I'm on a mission to buy something. My main contention, however, is if you don't window shop you won't buy something you don't need. smile
Quelles jolies maisons ! On dirait certaines villes de Normandie.
Ginnie Hart: Any town anywhere that has half-timbered houses is my kind of town, Martine.
Superbe, j'aime ce genre de bâtisses, quel charme !
Bonne journée Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: A friend told us about this town as a possible visit while my grandson was here in June, Pascale. When I Googled for images, I fell in love with it. It was a no-brainer or all of us that day. What's not to love!
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 9 Jul 2018, 06:59
Cor - this is lovely Ginnie! The place obviously has real charm
Ginnie Hart: I can picture you and Chad visiting it one day, Chris!
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 9 Jul 2018, 07:08
I can't help thinking what a mammoth task it must be to paint the buildings
Ginnie Hart: True, Lisl, but the kind of challenge Astrid and I would love! smile
I just love these buildings.
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Bill!!!
  • Astrid
  • Nederland
  • 9 Jul 2018, 07:43
Ha, window-shopping does not cost anything... I love this view of Monschau, Ginnie. Such a crisp image this is.
Ginnie Hart: Window shopping is great for photo-ops, Astrid, as we both know! Thanks.
  • Alan
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 9 Jul 2018, 07:49
Such beautiful buildings. Foreign shop windows always seem more interesting than this at home. All that peering in windows must be followed by a sit down and a cup of coffee in a cafe, I hope.
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Alan, especially if there are fun things to photograph! And yes, we stopped for a coffee break at one point and then a dinner later!
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 9 Jul 2018, 08:11
I can see that Ginnie. This must be a lovely place to wander around.
Ginnie Hart: You and Chris might want to put this on your Germany list for next time, Chad?
i remember, going 'downtown' by myself, when i was about 14 yrs old, and it was my first time wearing a dress instead of jeans, i mean, as a teenager... i was sooooo nervous, but i thought i would just go window shopping, all those department store window displays!! but it wasn't 10 minutes into my experiment with a dress, when a crazy old man came walking toward me, he was barking out orders to lamp posts and garbage bins, then he fixed his gaze on me!! looked me up and down and yelled 'I'VE SEEN BETTER LEGS ON A TABLE!!' (yes, i was very very skinny lol) anyway, i was astounded at what i encountered, it was like God was poking at me with infinite jest lol i got on a bus and went back home lol
Ginnie Hart: OMG, Elaine. What a story. I don't know whether to laugh or to cry!
I especially like the one one the left. You have a good maxim about window shopping, I will have to pass it on to somebody very close to me smile
Ginnie Hart: HA! I love it, Brian. smile
Oh is that where I can get myself a pair of lederhosen? wink
Ginnie Hart: HAHAHA! I never saw one pair, LC...but then I really was looking. Sorry about that.
These beautiful shops sure beat ugly shopping malls we see all over, Ginnie, and I bet the service is top notch as well.
Ginnie Hart: Agreed on both counts, Beverly. I never went inside any of them but sure enjoyed seeing them from the outside.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 9 Jul 2018, 13:37
Window-shopping is always better than shopping. Leaves one's pension position intact.

Seems to be a nice town with these buildings.
Ginnie Hart: My thought exactly, Louis. I'd even go a step further to say don't even window-shop, so as not to be tempted...even on the internet. It's hard to buy what you don't see!
What a charming village! Beautifully composed scene
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ruthie. It's hard not to fall in love with it.
  • Anne
  • 9 Jul 2018, 16:12
The facades are just beautiful !
Ginnie Hart: Even more beautiful in real life, Anne!
  • sherri
  • Little Rock, Arkansas, USA
  • 9 Jul 2018, 17:47
lovely shops and the sun looks brilliant !
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Sherri, and we had fabulous weather that day!
I think you are the right distance away.
Ginnie Hart: HA! I agree, Mary. Actually, my belief is that what you don't see you don't buy! It saves a lot of money. smile
Great half-timbering.
Ginnie Hart: I agree, Tom! I fell in love with it all over again.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 10 Jul 2018, 00:58
Wonderful buildings.
Ginnie Hart: You'd love them, Cherry!
  • Bonnie
  • United States
  • 10 Jul 2018, 02:48
Love those buildings.
Ginnie Hart: Indeed so, Bonnie!
  • Ayush Basu
  • Venlo, Netherlands
  • 10 Jul 2018, 18:44
i like this angle very much, Ginnie. i think the forms of the roofs come out nicer especially with the blue sky.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
Sure keeps us from buying stuff we don't need, ha! Love the patterns!

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