Today I am participating for the first time – as it moves into its second year – in the Tuesday Photo Challenge hosted by Frank at Dutch Goes The Photo!
The theme for this week is ‘Mystery’. This photograph shows part of the astonishing painted ceiling in the crypt of the village church of Gargilesse, in central France. Clearly, it’s a religious – specifically Christian and even more specifically Roman Catholic – theme, and as such some of the imagery is familiar, but there’s also some that’s a mystery, at least to me.
The’Mundane Mondays’ Challenge asks us either to find a kind of beauty in, or find a beautiful frame for, the commonplace. This one might be a bit off-piste, as it were, but for a challenge where framing is important I couldn’t resist this sign, outside a picture-framer’s workshop (‘encadrerie’) in the village of Gargilesse, in central France.
More doors from the picturesque village of Gargilesse this week. If there is a common thread to this batch, it’s that all these doors, rather than being pictured in isolation, as it were, are shown in the context of the houses to which they belong.
I’m intrigued as to why the plate on the right hand gatepost of this house reads “Old Fashion Jazz Band”:
I’m also intrigued as to the significance of the cut-out letter ‘M’ in this upper-story door. It can’t be the obvious, because that would be ‘H’ for hommes.
This building used to be a pottery, which probably explains the substantial artefact in front of the door:
Not far from Nohant (assuming that your coach driver doesn’t get lost, like ours did – and not for the first time that day) is the picturesque village of Gargilesse, where George Sand had a smaller house, which was subsequently home to her daughter and husband for many years.
As well as a medieval church – of which this is the side door – with a remarkably frescoed crypt, the village also has a fair few, more interesting, doors.
There are doors in there somewhere, trust me:
These are rather easier to see. The first one is my favourite of this batch: