Thursday Doors: Confolens After The Fall (3)

More doors from my second bite at the door-seekers’ cherry that is the town of Confolens.

To begin with, here are a couple of doors that have clearly been restored at some point in the not too distant past:

And, by way of contrast, this is what can happen when nobody cares:

I liked the symmetry of this particular offering:

Sometimes even relatively modern doors can display an austere kind of dignity:

Finally, just for a change, a residential door, again with the attractive symmetry:

Next week, as it’s the last Thursday Doors before a break for ‘les Fêtes’, I thought I might do a post of my ‘Doors Of The Year’.

When class resumes in January we’ll be back in Confolens (there really are a lot of interesting doors in Confolens), but for the first time venturing across the bridge to the other side of the river that divides the town.

Thursday Doors 14 December 2017

Thursday Doors: Confolens – After The Fall (2)

Another group of images from my PTSD (post-traumatic seeking doors) visit to the town of Confolens.

We finished last week with a half closed-up door, so here’s what it might look like when the process is complete:

There is a whole street of medieval houses down in the town centre that the local authorities are anxious to preserve…

…although some individuals do their bit for the doors in their possession:

Some with more enthusiasm than others:

Thursday Doors 7 December 2017

Thursday Doors: Confolens – After The Fall (1)

Those dear readers with long memories and the merest flicker of interest might recall that in February this year I took the concept of suffering for my art rather too seriously and had quite a bad fall in the nearby town of Confolens while on the lookout for new (old) doors to offer for your weekly delectation.

Naturally the injuries I suffered on that occasion brought a rapid halt to my photographic activities – apart from a couple of R-rated selfies. However, while we may have been daunted we were not defeated, so we returned to the scene a few weeks later to finish what we’d started.

Hopefully, you’ll be glad I did, because I think there were some pretty good doors on my second pass.

As a special opening offer, how about three doors for the price of one?

Or a couple of twin sets – one rather better cared-for than the other:

All of today’s doors are to be found on the steep, winding road that leads up to the medieval citadel of the old town:

And finally, for this week, an old door that’s been re-purposed:

Thursday Doors 30 November 2017


This knothole can be found in an ancient wooden door up in the medieval citadel of the French town of  Confolens.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Anything Made From Wood

Lawyers With A Heart?

Cee’s challenge this week is to post an image of a sign.

I spotted this outside the offices of a firm of advocates in Confolens, just at the right time of day to get the interesting shadow.

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Signs

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Perfect reflections of the Pont Vieux on the River Vienne as it flows through the town of Confolens.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Reflecting

Tuesdays of Texture: Undrinkable

I wouldn’t even try to drink the water from this ancient pump, which can be found hard up against the ramparts of the medieval centre of the nearby town of Confolens.

Tuesdays of Texture 18 April 2017