Thursday Doors: Bussiere-Poitevine (5 – and final)

This week, we have a final instalment of doors from the nearby village of Bussière-Poitevine.

Particularly notable  in this first example is the characteristic Limousin sink on the right: a common feature of many old buildings around here. In fact we have a couple ourselves.

This is on the main road that runs through the village. It looks like it used to be a shop of some kind, although it’s looked like this for as long as we’ve been coming here (so over fifteen years). The only things you’re likely to see in that window nowadays is a selection of cats.

An equally neglected set of doors (a former workshop?):

In rather better fettle. Note the old postbox:

Just your average green door:

And finally a shout-out to the charity shop where Madame volunteers. I can attest to the quality of the cakes sold in the café – Madame makes a lot of them.

Thursday Doors 10 October 2019

7 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Bussiere-Poitevine (5 – and final)

  1. Compared to the first few the green and blue ones are obviously well maintained. Good finds again this week 🙂

  2. What were the Limousin sinks used for? Do you know why they have them there and not in the most parts of France? They’re fascinating!

    • What you see on the outside is the slightly downward sloping channel which allowed water to drain away from the basin inside. It would all have been done manually because obviously there was no internal plumbing two hundred years ago – just as the water would have been brought in from the village well or spring in a bucket. Different times. I’m sure there would have been similar systems in other regions but this particular design is characteristic.

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