Lift your eyes towards the heavens

The eye-level architecture was impressive enough, but where could it be more appropriate and rewarding to look up than in a church like this one in Azay-le-Ferron?

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Thursday Doors: Azay-Le-Ferron

Earlier this summer we went on a coach trip which included a visit to the Chateau at Azay-Le-Ferron, in central France. Dating back in parts to the 13th century, it is a pretty impressive edifice and, as you would expect, it’s got some rather interesting doors.

Note the date on this first example: 1302.

The family who lived here for centuries were very keen on what we’d today describe as ‘blood sports’, as illustrated here:

Over the centuries, the original building has been modified and extended, so not all the doors ‘match’:

Even the gateway to the extensive ornamental gardens has some character:

And the church just outside the gates doesn’t stint on the architecture:

Thursday Doors 25 July 2019

Behind the bust

At the Chateau Azay-le-Ferron, in the Indre d├ępartement of central France, this bust of a former owner sits on a mantelpiece in front of a mirror that gives away some of the secrets of its construction.

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Who you gonna call….?

No, this isn’t my new smartphone…

Last weekend we visited the Chateau at Azay-le-Ferron. This telephone, now located in the kitchen, was apparently the first (so number one) telephone to be installed in the entire Indre d├ępartement. Which of course begs the question of who could they call?

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