Tuesday Photo Challenge: Surprise

We’d never been to Perigueux before. We were expecting to see some old buildings  but it was quite a surprise to find one hanging in mid-air just outside our hotel down by the river.

It’s known as the ‘eschif’, which translates – rather gloomily – as ‘scaffold’. It was constructed in the first half of the 14th century to straddle the protective wall on which it appears to balance precariously and act as a look-out post. That door isn’t terribly practical now.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Surprise

3 Comments on “Tuesday Photo Challenge: Surprise

  1. Surprising and surreal! I can’t imagine that it has been perched there for centuries. A treasured picture, indeed,

  2. Pingback: Tuesday Photo Challenge – Round Up 131 – Dutch goes the Photo!

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