Not The Way I’d Have Put It

The owners of this beauty parlour in the town of St. Junien clearly believed that their special offer on suncare products was especially worthy of note.

Public art is indeed a very broad category.

PPAC 29 October 2021

Aspirational

A shop sign near Circular Quay in the centre of Sydney.

PPAC #15 24 September 2021

Pulling in the punters

The picturesque city of Perigueux is (in normal times) a popular tourist destination. Inevitably that means there are lots of shops, all competing for footfall from passers-by. Signs alone are not enough in some cases.

PPAC 6 August 2021

Fancy A Coffee?

This weathered sign, in the open air museum of Montrol-Sénard, is outside a century-old equivalent of a modern-day coffee shop.

CMMC: Brown

Against Bric-a-Brac?

At first glance, this ancient and well-weathered sign in the city of Cahors appears to read ‘anti-brocante’, but in fact it’s just old and bent (don’t say it) and actually reads ‘Brocante Brocante”.

So good they named it twice, presumably.

For non-francophones, a brocante is essentially a bric-à-brac shop. You know: the sort of place whose owners buy junk and sell antiques.

Posted for the Photographing Public Art Challenge, hosted this week by Cee

Shop sign, Loches

This elaborate wrought-iron shop sign in the town of Loches is quite distinctive.

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge 14 April 2020

Thursday Doors: Chabanais – empty shopfronts

More doors from Chabanais, but there’s a theme this week and it’s one I’ve written about before – the demise of the independent local retailer in rural France.

Thirty or forty years ago, the town could probably have supported two boucheries, but no longer..

I found the English sign in this window a little anomalous:

Other trades have also struggled to keep going:

Thursday Doors 31 October 2019

Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile

Should you ever find yourself in the town of Saint-Junien and need to have a new key cut, this is the place you’re looking for.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Smile