Monday Window: Derelict house, Cahors

This derelict building in the medieval centre of the town of Cahors, in southern France, still has stained glass in its upper part, which gives some indication of how grand it must once have been. #MondayWindow.

#MondayWindow 4 November 2019

Not drinking water

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge this week could be said to require some lateral thinking, as she is setting the theme of ‘side of things’.

In the medieval centre of the town of Cahors there is a hexagonal water fountain, with each of the six sides featuring a carving of a different dog’s head. This image shows two of them.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Side of things

Three windows

While in the great cathedral of Cahors, my eye was drawn to these three stained glass windows and their juxtaposition with the curve of the dome

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Threes

Bridge of shadows

Bright sunshine in Cahors casts the shadow of the Pont Valentre onto the weir beneath it.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Bridges

Thursday Doors: Cahors – The End

And finally my store of doors in the town of Cahors is exhausted.

Another characteristically carved door (with a rather incongruous entryphone):

A typical church door:

A more modern – and more dilapidated – example, formerly a grocery to judge by the faded sign:

Echoing one of last week’s offerings, another door in a repurposed doorway:

The last place we visited in Cahors was the cemetery. It is common for old French cemeteries to feature elaborate family mausolea and here are two prime examples:

Thursday Doors 27 September 2018

Thursday Doors: Cahors (almost done)

Remember Cahors? Well there are still a couple of week’s worth of doors to see. The previous Cahors post (way back at the end of May, would you believe?) featured ornately carved doors, so for the sake of continuity, here’s another one:

In similar, if plainer vein:

And a few steps to add a little interest:

Here’s a rectangular door that’s been jemmied into an old arched frame:

Nothing so fancy in this example:

And finally, this is quite possibly one of the best doors in Cahors – and that’s really saying something:

Thursday Doors 20 September 2018

This way to the dumpster

This hand-made – and most definitely unofficial – signpost in the city of Cahors, in southern France, points the way to a number of exotic locations. And Brussels.

However, the most practical pointer is probably the one which shows the way to the nearest benne à ordures: the garbage dumpster.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs