Tuesday Photo Challenge: Surprise

We’d never been to Perigueux before. We were expecting to see some old buildings  but it was quite a surprise to find one hanging in mid-air just outside our hotel down by the river.

It’s known as the ‘eschif’, which translates – rather gloomily – as ‘scaffold’. It was constructed in the first half of the 14th century to straddle the protective wall on which it appears to balance precariously and act as a look-out post. That door isn’t terribly practical now.

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Surprise

Thursday Doors: Perigueux – Shopfronts

So many doors in Perigueux…enough even to allow an individual theme of shopfronts for this week’s instalment.

Since we finished up last week with a blue door, continuity dictates that we start now with another:

Another clearly marked, if less colourful, example:

This is the shop window of a ‘luthier’ – a maker of violins and other string instruments:

Rather less obviously, this is now a boutique, but one with a pretty impressive entrance:

But I have no idea what these two commercial premises may once have been:

Thursday Doors 18 October 2018

Tourist Attraction

Cee’s Fun Foto theme for this week is just about as close to carte blanche as it’s possible to be. ‘Places people visit’: well, if there’s a photograph of it somebody must have visited it, in order to take the shot.

It’s fun being a pedant.

In the spirit of the theme, though, this place is definitely a tourist attraction and to prove it, this view of the cathedral of Saint-Front in Perigueux was actually taken from the window of our hotel room. I’ve stayed in places with worse views.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Places People Visit

Thursday Doors: Perigueux

We recently spent a couple of days in the town of Perigueux, the main administrative centre of the Dordogne département, which is also blessed with a well-preserved medieval centre – with many doors. Not quite on the scale of Cahors, but enough to provide images for a few weeks of these posts.

So, to get straight into it, here’s one of the very first doors I encountered:

Not a bad start. However, as most old and interesting doors tend, in my experience, to be brown, we could hardly leave these out:

Perhaps a little more prosaic:

However, to finish on a brighter note:

Thursday Doors 11 October 2018