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


7 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Oradour-sur-Glane (1)

  1. the entire post offers so many interesting doors. Esp the first one (butcher shop?) as I was looking and looking – but the mood of each photo is unique yet flows into the post – and looks like a very interesting MEMORIAL….

  2. At first glance the photos offer gentle contrasts of texture and the patina of age. After reading the history the decay takes on a different meaning and ‘liking’ the post seems an inadequate response. Thanks for the informative link.

  3. I love the ironwork and the last door. The memorials to the dead in so many places in France reminds me somewhat of all the Civil War battlefields and monuments in the US. Off to check out your link.


  4. Pingback: Thursday Doors: Oradour-sur Glane (2) | theonlyD800inthehameau

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