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March 26 2011 7 26 /03 /March /2011 07:00

105 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLELike so many religious buildings in the Cotentin, this church is consecrated to the Virgin Mary.  In Normandy alone, more than a thousand are named in her honor.  Built on the hillside town of Hainneville, the church stands in the middle of a cemetery.  107 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEA church existed at this site by the end of the 11th century, under the patronage of St-Sauveur-le-Vicomte Abbey and the powerful Norman baron Néel II.  It was not until 1650 that Louis Gigault de Bellefonds, Lord of Hainneville, became its patron and founded the Confraternity of the Holy Trinity in 1657.  109 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEAn elegant bell tower (A), which dates from the middle of the 18th century, welcomes visitors.  The main portal is composed of a semicircular Gothic arch supported by pilasters topped with a classical triangular pediment.  108 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEThe tympanum reveals a bas-relief shield which identifies the local lord, Jacques Bernardin, who took the title of Marquis de Bellefonds in 1753.  110 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEAbove the door is this beautiful stained glass window in red adorned with tulips and lilies.  Inside, the 15th century choir (E) is quite large for a country church.  111 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEPunctuated by strong, round pillars it has the distinction of being flanked by two chapels.  (G) The sacristy is located to the south-east corner of the church beside the choir.  112 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEThe southern chapel (F) is dedicated to Ste-Anne.  Its 18th century tabernacle is in polychrome wood with gold inlay.  It is currently undergoing restoration.  To the left and right are statues of St. Joseph and Venerable Thomas Hélye of Biville.  113 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLEThe northern chapel (D) is dedicated to Our Lady of Lourdes and was built in 1857 with generous donations from parish members.  It, too, is of polychrome wood and gold inlay.  The arches of the nave (B), which have been reworked throughout the 19th century, provide access to the aisles (C) which were enlarged and extended in 1859 to accommodate the growing local population.  114 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLE115 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLETwo columns along the south aisle have interesting corbels – one appears to be the face of a man while the other a face of an animal.  116 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLE(1) The baptismal font is limestone and dates from the middle 19th century as does the 117 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLE(2) pine wood confessional.  Other points of interest throughout the church are the extraordinary stained glass windows from the workshops of Vermonet-Pommery in Riems: 118 St-Louis, Église d'Hanneville(3) St-Louis, 119 St-Albert, Église d'Hanneville(4) St-Albert, 120 St-Eloi, Église d'Hanneville(5) St-Eloi, 121 Our Lady Restoring Health, Église d'Hanneville(6) The Virgin bestowing health, 122 St-Joseph, Église d'Hanneville(7) St-Joseph, 123 St-John the Evangelist, Église d'Hanneville(8) St-John the Evangelist, 124 St-Francis de Sales, Église d'Hanneville(9) St-Francis de Sales, 125 St-Jacques, Église d'Hanneville(10) St-James, 126 Thomas Hélye, Église d'Hannevilleand (11) Venerable Thomas Hélye.  127 Our Lady and Infant, ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLE128 St-John the Baptist, ÉGLISE D'HAINNEVILLEJust before the altar are left (12) The Virgin and Infant, and right (13) St-John the Baptist – both in polychrome wood from the end of the 18th century.  129 Our Lady of the Assumption, ÉGLISE D'HAINNEVILLE(14) The three stained glass windows in the choir depict St-Peter and St-Paul with the Assumption of the Virgin at the center.  130 Epitaph from 1510 of Gautier de la Chapelle, ÉGLISE D'(15) One round column close to the altar has the limestone epitaph from 1510 of Gautier de la Chapelle, a priest from nearby Flottemanville.  131 Epitaph from 1650 of priest, Gilles Nicollet, ÉGLISE D(16) Another column nearby has the limestone epitaph from 1650 of priest, Gilles Nicollet.  Overall, this is a very warm and welcoming country church.  Although the congregation has decreased over the years, it is still a part of my local parish, Notre-Dame de l'Assomption.106 ÉGLISE D’HAINNEVILLE

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December 18 2010 7 18 /12 /December /2010 13:16

005 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005b Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005c Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005e Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville005f Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleSamedi 11 et dimanche 12 décembre 2010

010 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville010a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville010b Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleBoulangerie Le Filateur – Joseph HAMEL à Saint-Maurice-en-Cotentin

013 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleLa Cidrerie-Distillerie Théo CAPELLE à Sotteville

015a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleLes foies gras normands – Elevage de la Fraserie (Les fermiers des becs) – Alain LANGLOIS à St-Martin-Le-Hebert

025 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleBiscuiterie artisinale de Quinéville, propriétaire Alain MÉLIQUE

026 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleROUVIÈRE père et fils – Les huîtres de Blainville-sur-Mer

027 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville028 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville029 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleEscale Chocolat - Pâtisserie à Équeurdreville-Hainneville

032 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleUne nouvelle association culturelle : Bambous noirs et pommiers blancs à Querqueville.  Pour plus d’informations, écrivez à bambou.pommiers@laposte.net

021 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville023 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville020 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleLa société régionaliste normande Alfred Rossel a chanté pour les visiteurs !  033 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville035 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville034 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleRôtisserie

037 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville038 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville039 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleCrêpes et vin chaud

030 Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, Querqueville030a Marché de Noël, Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleAutres stands au marché de Noël de Querqueville

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December 3 2010 6 03 /12 /December /2010 10:32

The cold front moving across Europe has come to an end leaving snow and icy roads in its wake.  Yesterday, the snow was at its most glorious with more than 45cm blanketing many towns throughout La Manche.  I took advantage of this rare occurrence and snapped some photos of the streets of Querqueville.  Perhaps my readers will recognize some of the streets.  Enjoy !  001 rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 002 rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 003 rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 006c rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 006b rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 007a rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 007b rue de la plage, QuerquevilleRue de la plage 010 La Manoir de Banville, QuerquevilleLa Manoir de Banville 010b La Manoir de Banville, QuerquevilleLa Manoir de Banville 011a rue Pierre Cardron, QuerquevilleRue Pierre Cardron 012ab rue de l'egliseRue de l’église 014 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 016 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 017b Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 018 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 025 Rue du Général Leclerc, QuerquevilleRue du Général Leclerc 018a Rue de la Chênaie. QuerquevilleRue de la Chênaie 026 Avenue de Couville, QuerquevilleAvenue de Couville 028 Mairie, QuerquevilleMairie de Querqueville 031 Mairie, QuerquevilleMairie de Querqueville 029 Mairie, QuerquevilleMairie de Querqueville 038 Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleManoir de la Coquerie 036 Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleManoir de la Coquerie 035 Manoir de la Coquerie, QuerquevilleManoir de la Coquerie 041 Chemin du Presbytère, QuerquevilleChemin du Presbytère 042 Chemin du Presbytère, QuerquevilleChemin du Presbytère 043aa Eglise Notre DameL'église Notre-Dame 046 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 047 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 048 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 050 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 051 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 059 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 060 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 057 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 064 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame 066 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame055 Eglise Notre Dame, QuerquevilleQuerqueville 056 Eglise Notre Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 049 Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 052 Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilleL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 054 Eglise Notre Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain, QuerquevilL'église Notre-Dame et Chapelle Saint-Germain 074 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 077 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 075 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 078 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 079 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 080a rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 080 rue Roger Glinel, QuerquevilleRue Roger Glinel 082 Ferme de la Rocambole - 61, rue Roger Glinel, QuerqueviFerme de la Rocambole, rue Roger Glinel 086 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 087 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 090 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 092 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 091 rue Vieille Rue, QuerquevilleRue Vieille Rue 093b rue Lemagnen, QuerquevilleRue Lemagnen 094 rue Lemagnen, QuerquevilleRue Lemagnen 096 rue Lemagnen, QuerquevilleRue Lemagnen 097 rue des Francs, QuerquevilleRue des Francs 098 Boulevard de la Hague, QuerquevilleBoulevard de la Hague 099 Boulevard de la Hague, QuerquevilleBoulevard de la Hague 102 Boulevard de la Hague, QuerquevilleBoulevard de la Hague 101 Rue de la Roselière, QuerquevilleRue de la Roselière 108 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 118 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 119 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 120 la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville 110a la plage de QuerquevilleLa plage de Querqueville

125 SidevilleThis last photo was taken by a friend of mine who lives in Sideville near Cherbourg where the snowfall was even greater than in Querqueville.  They lost electricity and had difficulty heating their house during the recent storm.  There's been no bus service since Thursday morning and no one is sure when it will begin again.  I've missed French class and my teacher hasn't made it in either due to the terrible state of the roads.  We're just not prepared for weather like this in La Manche. 

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August 11 2010 4 11 /08 /August /2010 07:05

"La diligente abeille n'a pas de temps pour la tristesse."

-- William Blake358 Hôtel de Ville, Querqueville 360 Hôtel de Ville, Querqueville

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July 6 2010 3 06 /07 /July /2010 08:13

I recently came across some old postcards of Querqueville at the braderie in Cherbourg, Saturday July 2nd.  I thought it would be unique to show some past and present photos so we can compare the changes that have occurred over time.  It's amazing how much still exists from the pre-war era.

 

Rue de la plage...

Rue de la plage, Querqueville 2Rue de la plage, Querqueville

 

Monument aux Morts de Querqueville...

Monument aux Morts de Querqueville, Carte postaleMonument aux Morts de Querqueville

 

Église et Chapelle Saint-Germain...

Église et Chapelle Saint-Germain, Querqueville

Église et Chapelle Saint-Germain, Querqueville 1 Querqueville 1900

 Querqueville 2010

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May 12 2010 4 12 /05 /May /2010 08:16

a001 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la PThe annual kermesse was held on Sunday at the Manoir de la Coquerie in Querqueville by the Parish of Saint-Clair.  The manoir is owned by the city and dates from the 16th century.  It is listed as a Historical Monument and is used as an exhibition hall and gathering place for fêtes, soirées and other forms of local entertainment throughout the year.

a001a Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de laThe buildings of the manoir create a somewhat fortified, rectangular courtyard.  There has been reconstruction and development of the site in recent years to improve its use by the public.  Currently, two buildings are undergoing a facelift which should bring the manoir back to its original glory.  The use of local shale and limestone frames much of the architecture including the little Renaissance chapel in the courtyard whose façade is supported by two decorative columns.

a007 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la Pa013 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la Pa014 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la PA French kermesse is not unlike a church fair in the United States.  It has entertainment areas for children, a spot for friendly games of pétanque, games of chance (including several raffles), homemade crafts exhibitions, plant and flower stalls and the obligatory food booths. 

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a008a Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de laa008b Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de laThere are always six to seven ladies preparing hundreds of crepes for visitors as well as a rotisserie chef who sells mutton.  Other foods include sausages and frites.

a006 Quequeville au Manoir de la Coquerie, Kermesse de la PFortunately for everyone, the weather was spectacular albeit somewhat chilly unlike previous years which have been plagued with rain.  I had a great time and I am anxious to participate in some way with next year’s preparations.  Maybe I could help my friend William with the frite fryer !

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February 26 2010 6 26 /02 /February /2010 12:25
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February 20 2010 7 20 /02 /February /2010 08:58

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January 13 2010 4 13 /01 /January /2010 12:27

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Last night we had snow in Querqueville!  Sadly, it won't last very long since the temperatures are high and it is melting.  My friend who works at the La Hague Reprocessing Plant couldn't leave work until 7:30PM. 
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The journey home was full of car accidents and people were encouraged to stay at work until they were told that the road was clear.  He didn't make it home until 9:00PM ! 
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Did anyone else have a problem last night with the snow?  It seems that La Manche is not prepared for snow.  When it begins to fall, schools are closed, roads are blocked and everyone waits until the thaw.

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December 12 2009 7 12 /12 /December /2009 20:27

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Despite Querqueville's size, it managed to pull together the best Christmas Markets that I've been to this season.  It was great!  So much better than last year and a heck of a lot better than the one in Cherbourg.  It was held at the Manoir de la Coquerie, an old farm in the center of the town that is used for art exhibitions and other events throughout the year.  The small chapel held pride of place for the Gorom-Gorom Association which has a booth filled with African objects from Burkina-Faso, a city twinned with Querqueville.
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In the main gallery, the people in the booths were selling food and drink.  I wanted to buy one of everything but found satisfaction in simply having a small taste. 
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Have you ever tasted moldy Salers cheese that’s been aged for 20 months?  Sounds gross but it tasted wonderful especially on the homemade breads.  The Floc de Gascogne, Armagnac and “vin chaud” were also fantastic.  The only foods I bought were some chevre cheese and a smoked sausage that I had for lunch.  A large tent in the courtyard was full of craftsman selling appropriate Christmas fare; unlike the Marché de Noël in Cherbourg, I actually found things I wanted to buy. 
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An organization from Greville-Hague that works with people with disabilities (E.S.A.T. Jacques Prévert Établissement et Services d’Aide par le Travail) had a table where handmade ornaments were for sale.  I bought ten fabric stars and seven decorative balls that went on my tree as soon as I got home.  These three people were the ones I bought from.  I was impressed with how talented they were.  They had a number of different craft ideas which actually gave me some ideas for making my own Christmas ornaments for next year.
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