Posted on January 26, 2022
Is it a door or is it a gate? Let’s compromise and call it a gate in a doorway.
This little grotto was said to be the dwelling place of the Christian ascetic Saint Fillan. It’s very small, which is why it’s tucked away in a a little alleyway in Pittenweem.
Posted on August 27, 2021
‘Fences and gates’ is what Cee is looking for in her Black & White Photo Challenge. ‘Fences and gates’ note: strictly speaking, this is not an either/or.
Okay then, how about this?
Posted on August 25, 2021
Last week for the Fun Foto Challenge we had the theme of ‘Here Comes The Sun’. This prompted me to post an image of dawn breaking in our little part of the world.
This week, the topic is ‘Tomorrow’, which gave me the idea of posting an image of a sunset holding out the promise of a pleasant day to come. As the old saw has it: ‘red sky at night, shepherds’ delight’.
This photo was also taken outside the back of our house, although obviously this time facing west rather than east.
(And before you say it, I am fully aware of the fundamental futility of having a gate that you can just walk around. But it does add interest to the image.)
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Posted on April 25, 2019
Last weekend we went to a ‘brocante’ (an antiques fair, although in reality it’s more like a car-boot sale with ideas above its station) in the nearby village of Blond. There wasn’t a great deal of interest on the stalls, but I did spot a few more doors that I had missed on previous forays.
This first one is nice enough…
…although the one right next to it is far more interesting:
It’s quite common to see matching doors and shutters on houses in rural France, although usually in rather brighter colours than in this instance:
At this time of year wisteria is flowering everywhere, which provides an attractive counterpoint to many photographic subjects. Even gates…
…and unkempt shutters:
Thursday Doors 25 April 2019
Posted on June 28, 2018
As promised, this week a selection of gates from the nearby village of Nouic.
A little poignant, this first one. That car has been sitting behind those rusting gates since before we moved to this area almost six years ago.
Next, two nicely matched gates from another empty house – although this one has just been occupied again.
A similar, if rather plainer, gate from just along the road:
And finally, two rather grander sets of gates from the area around the church:
Thursday Doors 28 June 2018
Posted on September 21, 2017
As noted last week, there are solid reasons why there aren’t very many actual doors left in Oradour-sur-Glane, but the gates have stood the test of time rather more succesfully. Here’s a selection.
Thursday Doors 21 September 2017
Posted on July 6, 2017
As promised last week, here is a final collection of images from the conjoined villages of Saint-Barbant and Saint-Martial-sur-Isop, focussing – just for a change – on gates.
Or rather, in this case, gateposts:
An unusually long and well cared-for example:
And it’s nice to see that the cemetery is looked after:
But oh dear…
Next week, something rather different: a restored Cistercian Abbey.
Thursday Doors 6 July 2017