Monday Window: Mortemart

An unusual window in the nearby small village of Mortemart.

#MondayWindow 14 September 2020

The marketplace at Mortemart

A few years ago, the medieval ‘halle’ (marketplace) in the nearby village of Mortemart was carefully restored, allowing visitors to appreciate the technical complexity of its beamed roof.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Roofs of any kind

Thursday Doors: Mortemart

Mortemart, about a twenty-minute drive from here at Tranquility Base, is listed as being among the most beautiful villages in France, according to the association Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. It’s all a matter of individual taste, of course, and personally I don’t think it’s a patch on Montrol-Sénard, which is another five minutes up the road and has made many appearances on this blog, and not just on the theme of doors.

However, it does have a few interesting doors, including this one, my particular favourite. Who can resist a ‘two-tone’ example that also boasts a ‘door within a door’?

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or a long disused one like this:

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Or even this more prosaic example:

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Thursday Doors 18 August 2016