Thursday Doors: Montrol-Senard

I suspect I’m not the only one who finds this particular image of a door slightly unsettling. It was taken in Montrol-Sénard, a very pretty village not far from here, which is preserved as a living museum of rural life as it would have been a century ago.

This particular door is at the back of a barn which now houses a collection – which could best be described as ‘eclectic’ – of bric-à-brac and various oddities owned by an obviously somewhat eccentric Dutchman.

I am reliably ( informed that ‘Ooievaar’ means ‘stork’…..No, me neither.

Still, it’s not often you see an illustration of the well-known saying ‘throwing out the baby with the bathwater’.


Thursday Doors 25 February 2016

Thursday Doors: Chansigaud

Back closer to home for this week’s Thursday Doors. About a mile up the track from here at Tranquility Base, at the junction with what is somewhat optimistically called ‘the main road’, is a working sheep farm called Chansigaud. The building in this image is now used for storage but it was formerly the family home.

The door at the foot of the external staircase (quite a common feature around here: we used to have one ourselves) is remarkably tatty – and not very draught-proof.


Thursday Doors 18 February 2016

Thursday Doors: Venice (again)

Back to Venice again for this week’s contribution – although this time an ancient door, much in need of some TLC, on one of the small waterways that lie behind the Grand Canal (and are at least as interesting).


Thursday Doors 11 February 2016

Thursday Doors: Abu Dhabi

This is part of the dramatic entrance to the Manarat Al Saadiyat Exhibition Centre in Abu Dhabi.


Thursday Doors 4 February 2106

Thursday Doors: Petra

Since I started participating in Norm’s Thursday Doors challenge, I’ve featured quite a few old and weathered examples, but this one beats them all.  It stands in the middle of the Siq, the long narrow path that leads to the main entrance of Petra, and is well over 2,000 years old. I suppose arguably it’s a doorway rather than a door, but it’s still worth looking at.


Thursday Doors 28 January 2016

Thursday Doors: Home (before and after)

This week we’re not just close to home; we’re at home. We bought what you could reasonably describe as a ‘doer-upper’ back in 2005. It was, as the agent’s particulars stated, in trés mauvais état – a very bad state.

This was the back door leading into what is now the kitchen:


Inside there was a tree growing out of the wall where the log-burning stove now sits. The whole interior has been effectively rubbed out and started again. We’ve also made a few changes to the exterior:

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Thursday Doors 21 January 2016


Thursday Doors: Sarlat (again)

Just over a month ago, I posted a picture of what are inarguably the biggest doors in Sarlat. By contrast, this is quite likely the smallest.


Thursday Doors 14 January 2016