The town of Aubusson, in the southern part of the Limousin region of France, is best known for its UNESCO-recognised tradition of tapestry making. The old centre of the town is relatively small, although some of the remaining buildings date back to the Middle Ages. Fortuitously, this provided enough interesting doors for a couple of posts.
(NB All these images were photographed with an iPhone – I was there mainly for the tapestries.)
This one is just next to the Tourist Information Office…
…and this oine is just opposite:
This next couple aren’t among the oldest, but obviously have a long history of neglect:
Like many – if not all – French towns, what was once a thriving commercial centre has many empty retail premises, including this unusual double-entry vestibule, which now appears to operate as an al fresco ashtray (among other things):
Thursday Doors 28 September 2017
Intrigued with the final doors…do they open inward? They must!
I’m sure they do – or did. It’s quite a neat way of maximising the window space.
Somehow the older doors manage to decay gracefully while the more modern ones in the last picture just look sad. There’s a great sense of texture in the first and third photos.
Excellent finds as always.
He went for the tapestries and came back with more doors – I love it 😀
This is what’s become of me….
Intriguing doors! And tapestry making? I’m curious – you have a post about that?
You’d have to be careful when exiting from one of the doors in that last shot. I like the previous doors, but it’s the thick stone that really gets my attention.
What a pleasure to discover a fellow door addict who takes such great pictures – Thank you. Oh! and by the way your other photographs are also rather good – I’m a fan.
That’s so kind of you – and very flattering, given the quality of images on your blog, which I’m now following. I know exactly what you mean on your Introduction page about seeing all of life as through a lens. At least it ensures that we go around with our eyes open, which is reward enough in itself.