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


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.


Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge.