Posted on July 10, 2021
At first glance, this ancient and well-weathered sign in the city of Cahors appears to read ‘anti-brocante’, but in fact it’s just old and bent (don’t say it) and actually reads ‘Brocante Brocante”.
So good they named it twice, presumably.
For non-francophones, a brocante is essentially a bric-à-brac shop. You know: the sort of place whose owners buy junk and sell antiques.
Posted on November 23, 2020
Posted on November 4, 2019
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.
Posted on October 4, 2019
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.
Posted on June 26, 2019
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
Posted on April 24, 2019
Posted on September 27, 2018
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
Posted on September 20, 2018
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
Posted on July 20, 2018
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.
Posted on May 31, 2018
And still they come….
Yet more from Cahors. When I first posted some doors from this medieval town, I commented on the carving that many of them displayed. Like these:
You can’t go wrong with a door-within-a-door…
Or just go full tatty:
There are still a few more doors to come from Cahors, but for the next few weeks we’ll be rather closer to home, at a new Thursday Doors destination.
Thursday Doors 31 May 2018