Thursday Doors: Oradour-sur Glane (2)

As noted last week, there are solid reasons why there aren’t very many actual doors left in Oradour-sur-Glane, but the gates have stood the test of time rather more succesfully. Here’s a selection.

Thursday Doors 21 September 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

This brightly painted mooring post was spotted in one of the many inlets of Sydney Harbour.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Layered

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Stones

Frank’s chosen theme for this week is ‘Stones’. These are to be found on the beach in the Sydney suburb of Manly. The cloudy conditions meant that the palette is a little washed out, but at the same time helps to enhance the texture of these rocks.

Tuesday Photo Challenge 19 September 2017

Tuesdays of Texture: Toadstool

This toadstool was growing recently n the same log as the fungus I showed last week – and I’m indebted to Narami for enlightening me as to what it might have been:

Tuesdays of Texture 19 September 2017

Sooner Watch Paint Dry

This little dog was tucked under its owner’s arm, not remotely interested in the horse-racing at the La Sagna Hippodrome, near Le Dorat.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Candid

Thursday Doors: Oradour-sur-Glane (1)

Oradour-sur-Glane is a place not very far from here that I’ve visited many times, and I’ve featured images from it in several other posts on this blog.

You can find out more about it here, but suffice it to say that it’s a permanent – and very powerful – memorial to a war crime perpetrated in June 1944.

Given this background, it’s not surprising to hear that there are very few doors left to show, but there are enough to provide hopefully an interesting and enlightening contribution to Thursday Doors.

This was the butcher’s shop:

And this the boulangerie (bakers). The sign on the left says “Here were found two charred corpses”

The village had been there for a long time, as you can see from this ironwork above a doorway on the main street:

This door is in the church:

This barn lies behind the church. Given its reasonable condition, I suspect it is used as a depot for site maintenance:

Finally. this is the heavy bronze door that leads to a crypt in the cemetery which houses a museum dedicated to the victims:

Thursday Doors 14 September 2017


Tuesdays of Texture: Fungi

I’m not exactly sure what this is, but it’s growing on a log in my garden. (The artful  little splashes of blue are from the wisteria growing above it.)

Tuesdays of Texture 12 September 2017