Posted on January 7, 2020
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
Posted on March 16, 2017
To leaven the weekly diet of doors, here are a few of the interesting gates that the Charente town of Confolens has to offer, in ascending order of impressiveness.
A symphony in green:
My personal favourite – a study in symmetry:
This grand looking edifice is just behind the church:
And here are the gates of the Hotel de Ville (Town Hall). It was just after taking this photograph that my doorscursion was cut short by an unexpected collision with the pavement outside the Market Hall, in the same square.
Thursday Doors 16 March 2017
Posted on February 9, 2017
Last week’s initial instalment of the doors of St Junien were, with one exception, a pretty drab bunch (unless you happen to be a big fan of brown, of course), so this week I thought I’d feature some more colourful examples:
Even if the colour isn’t necessarily to your taste, someone is clearly making an effort…
…no matter how narrow the door you have to work with:
Next, a couple of more faded examples:
And just for a change, to finish this week a set of gates:
Thursday Doors 9 February 2017