Sunday, May 20, 2012

Nuits Bleus of France...

One of the most magical experiences of my life was to walk through the medieval French city Bourges during its Nuits Bleus festival. My husband and i were on our honeymoon and landed in Bourge by a serendipitous accident. We were supposed to be on our way to Sardinia. That is an entirely different topic for another blog post one day!

The Blue Light Festival is a special event held every night in the summer. The  city of Bourge is bathed in blue lights and twinkle lights. The entire visit (which is free- how cool is that!) lasts an hour and a half and allows visitors to wander just over two kilometres through the town’s historic centre while renaissance music plays in the background. Words cannot describe the beauty or the sense of awe of this French city. Nor will i ever look at the color blue again in the same way.

 Cathédrale Saint-Étienne de Bourges
From Wikipedia
"The Gothic Cathedral of Saint Etienne, begun at the end of the twelfth century, is listed as a World Heritage Site. It is considered the earliest example of the high gothic style of the thirteenth century.
During the Middle Ages, Bourges was the capital of a Viscounty until the fourteenth century. The future king, Charles VII, sought refuge there. His son, Louis XI, was born there in 1423. In 1438, Charles decreed the Pragmatic Sanction of Bourges. During this period, Bourges was also a major capital of alchemy." Aha... magic!

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Inspired by the Blue Nights in Bourges, this bracelet was created by crocheting midnight black copper silver plated non-tarnish wire while weaving glass beads in various hues of blues. Light sky blue, rich royal blue, French blues and vibrant blues. Against the black wire they shimmer like stars in the night... or as the mystical blue lights of Bourges. click here for more info about this one of a kind wrist cuff.

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