This week, some more of the doors on offer in the little village of Saint-Barbant.
Ever since I got bitten by the Doors bug (cheers Norm), I have looked at this stretch of wall as we drive through Saint-Barbant and thought that it needs to be explored in more detail:
Yes, a whole range of doors that aren’t doors any more:
This one in particular intrigues me. The brick surround is obviously comparatively modern, and while it’s common enough to see old doors blocked up, in this case it must have happened relatively recently:
Moving on to actual doors, but keeping the blocked-up theme, here’s a proper door and an ex-window:
I’ve always liked the ironwork on the doors of the church (that notice on the left is, sadly, a sign of the times: one has been placed on all public buildings in France as part of the continuing State of Emergency):
Just along from the church is the former tram station: Saint-Barbant was one of the main stations on the Limousin network (although you’d never guess that now), which is why this is more than twice as big as the typical tram stop:
And finally something a little different and definitely prosaic. I think it may once have been used for chickens:
Next week the caravan moves on fifty yards down the road to Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.
Thursday Doors 8 June 2017
ooh intriguing . . .perhaps it is an art project of blocking doors?!! Great post 🙂
Thank you. I can’t imagine it’s an art project, although it would have been good practice for an apprentice dry-stone waller. I’m just happy they didn’t close them up with breeze blocks, which is quite common.
Doors that have been deported.
All hail the oddity of an industrial chicken coop! I love the ironwork on those church doors, too.
Am glad there’s still one beautiful and substantial door! It makes me curious how the previous windows and doors have looked like.
Love the stonework and those blocked up doors.
That wall full of ghost doors is my favorite! Yes you HAD to include that one and I’m so glad you did 🙂