Posted on July 6, 2020
Posted on July 3, 2020
A view of part of the mightily impressive vaulted and domed ceiling of the Cathedral of Saint-Front in Perigueux.
I did my usual trick of lying the camera on the floor pointing upwards, setting the timer and hovering just out of shot to make sure that nobody steps on it. It gives a different perspective and also stops you getting a crick in your neck.
Posted on June 12, 2020
I spotted this little statue of a sanglier (wild boar) through an aRchway in the old town of Perigueux.
The curve of the boar\s back echoes that of the archway and contrasts with the more formal geometric shapes of the stonework and the steps.
Posted on January 7, 2020
Posted on September 5, 2019
At last, the well of doors from Perigueux seems to have run dry…
…although we are going back again in a few weeks. so who knows?
Last week, we finished with a green door, so in the interests of continuity….
This door seems to be sitting quietly at the bottom of a tower, trying not to be noticed:
While this one is tucked away in a little courtyard, close to a rather good Indian restaurant:
And sometimes you just have to keep your eyes peeled:
These next two are the same, but different:
And finally, it’s not really about the door in this instance, but this is an impressive shopfront:
Thursday Doors 5 September 2019
Posted on August 29, 2019
I promise faithfully that there will come an end to this steady stream of doors from the town of Perigueux, in south-west France.
But not this week…or next week, come to that.
However, in the interests of balanced reporting, this time we feature three arched doors and three rectangular ones, all with their individual character, I’d venture to say.
Starting with the arched doors, this one seems to be looking straight back at me:
Whereas this one just looks put upon and generally world-weary:
while this one just seems denied of any basic respect:
Those doors with squarer shoulders fare a little better:
but not much:
Nice, finally, to see one ready to stand up to the challenge:
Thursday Doors 29 August 2019
Posted on August 22, 2019
The gift that keeps on giving – another selection of doors from the recently discovered cache of photographs I took in the town of Perigueux last year.
It seems to be a quite popular thing to have doors made of asymmetric lengths of wood, which must be an OCD nightmare:
Those two have obviously recently had a fresh coat of varnish, which you couldn’t say for this:
Two contrasting doors side by side:
I admit, this shot is more about the autumnal colours (it was taken last October) than the door, but there’s definitely one in there:
However, this is my favourite from this week’s gallery:
Thursday Doors 22 August 2019
Posted on August 15, 2019
Another instalment from Perigueux of doors with fading charms.
This must have been quite a grand house once upon a time:
A couple of doors glimpsed from other doorways:
Two doors AND the inside of a shutter, all in one:
And a door within a door. with some interesting nailwork:
And finally a comparatively prosaic example:
Thursday Doors 15 August 2019
Posted on August 8, 2019
Another selection from the lost treasures of my library of images from the medieval town of Perigueux.
To begin, an elaborately-framed arched example:
Another arched door, juxtaposed with a more conventional one:
This one seems to be trying to hide in a corner:
And a few more:
Finally, as something of a contrast, this more modern door with art deco ironwork:
Thursday Doors 8 August 2019
Posted on August 1, 2019
Just when I thought I was running out of doors to post….I went back to my library and unearthed a good few doors from the town of Perigueuex that will keep us diverted for the next few weeks.
To begin with, some doors that used to be doors:
Some real doors, but showing their age:
Old, but in rather better condition:
And finally, for this week, a juxtaposition of old and new:
Thursday Doors 1 August 2019