Tuesday, March 13, 2012


I don't know if a lot of you know about the french MAGINOT LINE.
The Maginot Line (Ligne Maginot in french), named after the French Minister of War André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, artillery casemates, machine gun posts, and other defences, which France constructed along its borders with Germany and Italy, in light of its experience in World War I, and in the run-up to World War II. Generally the term describes only the defences facing Germany, while the term Alpine Line is used for the Franco-Italian defences. You can learn more about it there.

As I live really close to german border there are Maginot buildings about everywhere around my village. The biggest one near home is called IMMERHOF, I visited it inside last year for a 40's party and it was really interesting to know more about our local history and share the passion of a group of enthusiasts who renew and protect the fort.
They asked us last Sunday to lend our vintage cars to make some ads for this militaria building.

Unfortunatly the weather was not really good...

It was the first out of my Chevy this year... vintage cars don't like all this salt in our winter roads!

You must have noticed that I wore pants on that day... I think it's the first time on this blog! I don't wear them a lot but it's sometimes more convenient even if dresses are my first love!!!

Interesting to learn more about vintage guns...

Bonnie and Clyde...

The "thing" in the foreground is showing the Liberty road. They are used to remember where the american army and the allied forces crossed France to liberate our country in 1944.

And we spent a nice afternoon with friends...

around a new hot-rod in our neighborhood...

still under construction hoping to be ready for summer!!!

Have you ever heard about MAGINOT LINE?
Do you wear trousers a lot?


  1. I have both heard of the Maginot Line and wear trousers a lot. :) I wear them much less than I used to though, but I do love a good pair of vintage-styled trousers. I am quite short and while I adore dresses and skirts, sometimes in photos I feel they make me look short and squat, whereas trousers often seem to lengthen my legs. Which I can use! Plus so easy when the weather is gross, you can still be cute in them with good blouses and sweaters and feel comfy and not worry about ruining your good dresses or skirts, too.

    Looks like it was an interesting visit! Love your outfit, the jacket is perfect with it. :)

  2. Looks like a very fun day.Love your outfit.very cute.

  3. I just live about half an hour away from the Maginot Line (on the German side) and I have been there a couple of times. I think they made a really interesting exhibition to learn about the past.
    Personally, I rarely wear trousers, just sometimes at work when dresses are not so practically. I believe that dresses suit us curvy girls just so much better and show them off!

    I just recently found your blog and I really love it!

  4. I saw something on TV here in the UK about the Maginot line, with a lot of French people on it saying that they did not like to talk about the Maginot line and saw the buildings as ugly reminders of the war, they said this of France's coastal fortifications too. Maybe that's only true of older people who were alive in the war?

    I would love to have such interesting historical buildings on my doorstep... last year our local WWII community air raid shelter was rediscovered after being buried, and they demolished it! So sad :(

    I wear capris in Summer, but only have one pair of pants to wear in other seasons - a pair of Freddies of Pinewood jeans. I really prefer skirts, but I have just bought a couple of vintage pants patterns to make some of my own!

  5. I'd never heard of the Maginot Line before... testament to the mediocrity of the American public school system, I am. But I'm so glad you mentioned it -- now I've fallen down a very fun Internet rabbit hole of WWI & II history/trivia.

    You look adorable, as always ^__^

  6. Le pantalon te va bien aussi Laurence !

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  8. Great post as usual! It's nice to have my knowledge refreshed about the Maginot Line. I love the cars and you have some great photos! XxxX http://thesecondhandrose.blogspot.com/

  9. I am loving the 'Bonnie and Clyde' photo! What fun!!
    Being in the U.S., World War II always feels a bit removed - it's fascinating to see something as (infamous) as the Maginot Line practically in your back yard! Thank you for sharing your afternoon there.
    I'm with Tasha as I tend to wear trousers quite a lot. The winters here can be extremely cold and Spring is crazy windy, and neither lend themselves to wearing a dress or skirt very comfortably.
    So happy to have found your blog!

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