Posted on November 21, 2019
We’re still going through the fruits of my most recent doorscursion, to the Charente town of Chabanais. I’ve tried to group the images by theme each week and this time I’ve gone for the saddest, shabbiest doors I came across.
None more so than this:
There’s a small area in the town centre that’s about to see some renovation activity and is currently fenced off, so I thought I’d better record it before they go and spoil it. The flowerpot on the step adds a touch of poignancy.
More old abandoned examples:
Not so old, but not particularly cared for:
Thursday Doors 21 November 2019
Posted on November 1, 2019
Posted on December 15, 2017
This old Renault just up the road (i.e.three miles away) in the village of Saint Barbant hasn’t moved in all the five and more years that we’ve been living here in France. I think it’s been abandoned.
Posted on March 6, 2017
A sure sign that a building is unoccupied is to look for spiders’ webs. It doesn’t take long for the spiders to reclaim their territory, as in this window in the medieval back streets of Confolens. To judge from the old stickers, this particular place was last owned or run by a motor mechanic (although obviously not a medieval one).
Posted on February 21, 2017
I spotted these forlorn planpots outside this second floor window of an obviously unoccupied building on the main shopping street of the town of Confolens, in the Charente département of France:
Posted on January 23, 2016
‘A Vendre’: For Sale. Ladies and gentlemens hairdressers, Perfumery and Angling supplies.
Yes, well….good luck with that.
Posted on May 7, 2015
Here in the depths of the French countryside there is no shortage of abandoned buildings – the ones that even the hardiest expats won’t buy.
A colour version of this image was included in a post entitled ‘Rural Reflections‘ that I put up last year, but I think that the greyscale conversion works well.