Posted on July 20, 2018
This hand-made – and most definitely unofficial – signpost in the city of Cahors, in southern France, points the way to a number of exotic locations. And Brussels.
However, the most practical pointer is probably the one which shows the way to the nearest benne à ordures: the garbage dumpster.
Posted on July 19, 2018
Only one door for your delectation this time. This is for various reasons, not the least of which is my own dumbness for thinking that Norm’s summer hiatus started this week rather than next.
However, I think it’s fair to say that it’s an absolute humdinger. This is the main entrance of the now abandoned, not-quite-derelict Hotel Grand Cerf (cerf = deer) in the town of Alençon, in Normandy.
They just don’t make them like this any more.
Thursday Doors 19 July 2018
Posted on July 17, 2018
I couldn’t help but be struck by the vibrant colours of this slide in a childrens’ playground in Abu Dhabi.
Posted on July 13, 2018
This fountain, with its abstract design, is to be found in the formal landscaped gardens of Chateau Villandry, in France’s Loire Valley.
Posted on July 12, 2018
Adjacent to the mightily impressive Chateau de Villandry, in the Loire Valley, are the petrified caves (‘grottes’), which have been a local tourist attraction for many years (not recommended for claustrophobes though).
The current visitor centre is comparatively modern, but there remain a few vestiges from earlier years, including these various doors:
Thursday Doors 12 July 2018
Posted on July 11, 2018
Last Friday, two days before our twin grandsons’ birthday, was also their last day in the prep, before moving up to senior school in September. So naturally Granma of the unlimited talents rustled up some treats fro the boys to share with their classmates.
There were even a few left over (for quality control purposes, obviously).
Posted on July 6, 2018
The French equivalent of the Fire Brigade is the Sapeurs Pompiers. At last October’s Expo in Mézières-sur-Issoire, the local Pompiers put on a display of some of their ‘veteran’ equipment, including this mobile water pump that dates from 1949.