Thursday Doors: Still Perigueux

The gift that keeps on giving – another selection of doors from the recently discovered cache of photographs I took in the town of Perigueux last year.

It seems to be a quite popular thing to have doors made of asymmetric lengths of wood, which must be an OCD nightmare:

 

 

Those two have obviously recently had a fresh coat of varnish, which you couldn’t say for this:

Two contrasting doors side by side:

I admit, this shot is more about the autumnal colours (it was taken last October) than the door, but there’s definitely one in there:

However, this is my favourite from this week’s gallery:

Thursday Doors 22 August 2019

Thursday Doors: Even More From Perigueux (3)

Another instalment from Perigueux of doors with fading charms.

This must have been quite a grand house once upon a time:

A couple of doors glimpsed from other doorways:

Two doors AND the inside of a shutter, all in one:

And a door within a door. with some interesting nailwork:

And finally a comparatively prosaic example:

Thursday Doors 15 August 2019

 

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock

This stall in the stables at Chateau de la Riviere, near Pompadour, was empty when I took this photograph. Was it a case of closing the stable door after the horse had bolted?

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Lock

Thursday Doors: Even More From Perigueux (2)

Another selection from the lost treasures of my library of images from the medieval town of Perigueux.

To begin, an elaborately-framed arched example:

Another arched door, juxtaposed with a more conventional one:

This one seems to be trying to hide in a corner:

And a few more:

Finally, as something of a contrast, this more modern door with art deco ironwork:

Thursday Doors 8 August 2019

Thursday Doors: Even More From Perigueux

Just when I thought I was running out of doors to post….I went back to my library and unearthed a good few doors from the town of Perigueuex that will keep us diverted for the next few weeks.

To begin with, some doors that used to be doors:

Some real doors, but showing their age:

Old, but in rather better condition:

And finally, for this week, a juxtaposition of old and new:

Thursday Doors 1 August 2019

Thursday Doors: Azay-Le-Ferron

Earlier this summer we went on a coach trip which included a visit to the Chateau at Azay-Le-Ferron, in central France. Dating back in parts to the 13th century, it is a pretty impressive edifice and, as you would expect, it’s got some rather interesting doors.

Note the date on this first example: 1302.

The family who lived here for centuries were very keen on what we’d today describe as ‘blood sports’, as illustrated here:

Over the centuries, the original building has been modified and extended, so not all the doors ‘match’:

Even the gateway to the extensive ornamental gardens has some character:

And the church just outside the gates doesn’t stint on the architecture:

Thursday Doors 25 July 2019

Thursday Doors: Le Dorat

This week, a final selection of doors from nearby Le Dorat and we’re back in our comfort zone with some gloriously tatty examples.

This is probably the pick of the bunch – no doubt a shop way back in the mists of time:

More abandoned examples:

These next two come with ‘matching’ shutters:

And finally, almost covered in foliage:

Thursday Doors 18 July 2019