Window Shopping

The town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region, is known as the cutlery centre of France. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are quite a few window displays like this one:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through A Window

Thursday Doors: Thiers – doors without number

Thiers is a major town in the Auvergne region of France. It has a well-preserved medieval centre and is widely known as the nation’s knife capital. I mean that in a good way: it is the centre of the knife (and, more broadly, the cutlery) industry. Just like it says here:

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As I discovered on a recent visit, it is also quite possibly the French motherlode for interesting doors, both ancient and modern. In fact, I spotted so many irresistible portals that I’ve had to split them into three posts for sharing here; so, odd numbers, even numbers and, this week, neither. Doors without number indeed.

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I particularly like the pastel tones and composition of this one (plus it’s an unusual doorway):

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Just for a change, a pair of cellar doors; haven’t seen any of these for quite a few years:

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There’s even a door where another door used to be:

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Thursday Doors 25 August 2016

Relics

Our house is well over 200 years old and on the land that comes with it there have, over the years, been many other buildings – barns, outhouses, even another cottage – that have long ago disappeared.

However, occasionally relics of bygone ages turn up in the ground, including these two ancient forks and part of a doorlatch. The heavy rusting gives an interesting texture, especially in black & white. So here you have a new photo of something very old.

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Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.