Posted on September 24, 2021
The Collegiale church in Le Dorat has an imposing tower with a four-sided steepled roof. Fortuitously, there is a clock on each side of this sloping roof (which meets the criterion for this week’s Black & White Challenge) and as the sun sets on a very bright day, there is a pleasing contrast between the light and shady sides.
Indeed, I think this is brought out more effectively with a monochrome treatment, as here.
Posted on April 6, 2018
Going back a few years, while we were still living in Abu Dhabi and our house here was being renovated, we would spend some of our summer holidays locally. We stayed in a Chambre d’Hôtes opposite the massive Collégiale church in Le Dorat.
Looking out of our window one afternoon, I saw this reflection in the roof of a car parked just below.
Posted on March 10, 2017
The fresco on the ceiling of the Collègiale church in St Junien is very faded, so you’re not missing much by seeing it only in monochrome:
Posted on August 11, 2016
With a name like that, this town about thirtty minutes drive from here is surely crying out to be included in Thursday Doors.
Le Dorat is probably best known for its medieval church: the Collegiale, whose stonework is mightily impressive:
…and not just on the outside:
There remain some other relics of earlier times, including a good section of fortified wall, as well as this impressive towered main gate:
Outside the old and very compact centre of the town, however, there are plenty of examples of more recent and typical rural architecture:
Thursday Doors 11 August 2016