Posted on May 10, 2018
This week, a second (and final – for now, at any rate) instalment of doors from the city of Poitiers.
I didn’t realise until I was putting this post together that all these images contain decorative ironwork of some description. There: a theme.
This first one is all about the ironwork:
And it features quite prominently here too:
Less obvious in these examples but still there if you care to look:
This door has been cut down to size at some point:
Finally, as blue doors always seem to be popular here:
Thursday Doors 10 May 2018
Posted on May 3, 2018
The city of Poitiers is just over an hour’s drive north of here and is the administrative centre of the Vienne département. It is an old place – the English army defeated the French here in 1314 (having passed within just a few miles of Tranquility Base on their way up from Bordeaux).
This may explain why there isn’t a huge amount of the original town left. However, there are plenty of solid and worthy 19th century bâtiments in the centre – with, of course, their matching solid and worthy doors.
Such as these:
These two doors are neighbours:
Not all these examples are quite so grand:
And, to finish, a pair:
More from Poitiers next week.
Thursday Doors 3 May 2018