Posted on May 11, 2018
The town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region, is known as the cutlery centre of France. It’s not surprising, therefore, that there are quite a few window displays like this one:
Posted on April 27, 2018
I spotted this juxtaposition of two photographs in the window of a shoe repair shop in the old part of Cahors. Footwear: the same but different.
Posted on March 30, 2018
A noble name for a noble, but ultimately doomed (curry houses tend not to work out too well in France) enterprise in the back streets of Cahors.
Posted on April 25, 2017
This shop sign provides an attractive juxtaposition of textures with the wall on which it is set, above a boulangerie (bakery) in the town of St Junien.
To put it into context, here is the street view:
Posted on April 6, 2017
After last week’s detour around redundant shopfronts, we’re back on more familiar ground with the first of a few posts featuring doors from the cathedral city of Chartres. Next week I’ll focus on the cathedral itself, but for now, to maintain some sort of continuity with last week’s post, let’s start with a couple of commercial premises that are obviously still going concerns:
Shutters count, don’t they?
A couple of old doors from the same residential street in the old part of the town:
And this one is obviously a replacement of the original:
Finally for this week, the premises of an Appart’Hotel (for self-catering holidays):
Thursday Doors 6 April 2017
Posted on January 23, 2017
A butcher’s window display that I spotted in one of the narrow streets of the San Polo neighbourhood of Venice. The big hand-written sign ‘Oggi c’e il capretto’ means ‘Today we have kid [as in kid goat]’ and there it is, hanging right in the middle.
Posted on December 8, 2016
As foreshadowed last week, some of the shop and other commercial doors that can be found in the East Lothian market town of Haddington
This one’s hard to miss:
And I particularly like this door set into the corner of the building:
An old building that’s seen rather better days. I derive no reassurance whatsoever from the message on the door:
A rather more modern – although still dated – shopfront:
The local estate agencies don’t stint themselves when it comes to imposing doorways:
Thursday Doors 8 December 2016