We recently spent a couple of days in the town of Perigueux, the main administrative centre of the Dordogne département, which is also blessed with a well-preserved medieval centre – with many doors. Not quite on the scale of Cahors, but enough to provide images for a few weeks of these posts.
So, to get straight into it, here’s one of the very first doors I encountered:
Not a bad start. However, as most old and interesting doors tend, in my experience, to be brown, we could hardly leave these out:
Perhaps a little more prosaic:
However, to finish on a brighter note:
Thursday Doors 11 October 2018
I love the first door and the last door equally. I think blue doors are growing on me.
A very promising start. I’ve always been drawn to the ones that have those bolts (or is it rivets?) that go all the way through. I assume this is the hold the wood laminations together but for whatever the reason, I always find myself staring at those ones a bit longer.
#22 looks interesting. I like how the door and the window covering match. Although neither look all that inviting, come to think of it.
Incredible doors. The second one is my favorite!
A really fine collection of characterful doors there. Is that a little blue hand door knocker on the last door?
Well spotted. Yes it is. You see them quite often, although I prefer the ball-and-claw model.