Posted on March 18, 2020
Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge for this week gives me the opportunity to post another image taken in the Chapel of St Blaise in Pompadour. This follows on from this week’s Monday Window Challenge.
As a reminder, for the next few weeks Cee is asking us to pick up on an element of a photo she herself has posted. As the relevant image contains a mural, here is the dramatic painting behind the altar in St Blaise’s. The whole of the interior – walls and ceiling, totalling some 300 square metres – is covered in similar images with the same colour scheme. It’s not the Sistine Chapel, but it is certainly quite spectacular in its own way.
Posted on March 16, 2020
Posted on August 13, 2019
This stall in the stables at Chateau de la Riviere, near Pompadour, was empty when I took this photograph. Was it a case of closing the stable door after the horse had bolted?
Posted on July 31, 2019
Posted on July 4, 2019
Posted on June 21, 2019
Just outside Pompadour lies the Chateau de la Rivière, home of JN Stables. Apart from the stables themselves – and here’s a reminder…
…there are some old buildings from the original Chatea, including some characterful doors:
….not all of which are readily accessible
There is also a – deconsecrated – chapel, which boasts an ossuary:
Thursday Doors 20 June 2019
Posted on June 13, 2019
As promised, this week we have a selection of stable doors from in and around the town of Pompadour.
To begin, a couple of external shots from the National Stud:
And once you go inside….
Not surprisingly, the presence of the National Stud in Pompadour has led to a number of other stables and breeding companies being established in the vicinity. These two images were captured at one of the leading private stables close by. They also prove that, on this occasion at least, it wasn’t too late to close the stable door.
Thursday Doors 13 June 2019
Posted on June 6, 2019
This week, another selection of doors from the town of Pompadour, in central France.
To begin with, three doors for the price of one in this photo, taken from the inside of the Chapel St-Blaise
This is a great door – such a shame that somebody saw fit to park their car right outside it. Honestly, some people…
Two contrasting doors next to each other:
Rather grander, this one:
Next week, given that Pompadour – as the home of the French National Stud – is a very horsey kind of place, a selection of stable doors (both before and after the horse has bolted).
Thursday Doors 6 June 2019
Posted on May 30, 2019
Last week we went on a coach trip to the town of Pompadour, in the Corrèze departement of France.
Historically the name is most usually linked to Madame Pompadour, the ‘official’ (sic) chief mistress of King Louis XV in the middle of the 18th century. Nowadays, however, Pompadour is best known for its equine-related activities. It’s the home of the French National Stud and many other breeding and training stables. as well as a noted racecourse (UK readers: think Newmarket).
Many of the stables, as well as the stud, are located in grand buildings which, apart from the horses, also offer some interesting doors to look at, of which this is the first selection.
Apart from the final image, these doors are to be found in the chateau or grounds of the National Stud itself.
Thursday Doors 30 May 2019
Posted on May 29, 2019