Thursday Doors: Limoges

Our nearest city is Limoges, the capital of the Haute-Vienne département. Not surprisingly, it has a major railway station, the Gâre des Bénédictins. The current structure was built in the late 1920s and, according to Wikipedia, has been named the most beautiful rail station in Europe.

It boasts an impressive clock-tower, a large dome over the main hall and stained-glass windows. These certainly help to lift the necessarily utilitarian features of the building a little out of the ordinary, as in this otherwise unremarkable side-door (the exit to the car-park)

Limoges

Thursday Doors 3 March 2016

7 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Limoges

  1. Wow! That’s not your mother’s train station decoration! But then Limoges is known for beauty in what’s produced/created there, so why is this surprising?

    janet

  2. Pingback: Thursday Doors: Limoges (encore) | theonlyD800inthehameau

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