Window Shopping

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:

Cee’s Black & White Photo Challenge: Through A Window

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Hour

Not a hundred per cent on brief for Frank’s challenge this week, but it’s worth seeing this unusual (I could say striking, but I don’t think it does) water-clock – or clock with water feature at any rate – to be found in the centre of the town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region of central France.

At least you know exactly what hour it was.

Tuesday Photo Challenge 3 October 2017

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Music

For Frank’s theme of ‘Music’ this week, here is a detail of the mightily impressive pipe-organ in the main church of the French city of Thiers:

…and for perspective, here’s the whole thing:

Tuesday Photo Challenge: Music

Thursday Doors: Thiers (4th Time Around)

I know we’ve already had three helpings of doors from Thiers but that particular seam hasn’t been fully worked out just yet, so here are a few second round draft picks.






And I didn’t even follow this road down the hill…


Thursday Doors 26 January 2017

Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

M Guillaumont, the lawyer of Thiers (a large town in the Auvergne region of France), certainly wanted to make sure that his clients knew exactly where to find his chambers:

“in the small courtyard, on the first floor up the spiral staircase”


Weekly Photo Challenge: Names

Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

In the centre of the town of Thiers, in the Auvergne region of France, the perspective of this image of the upper story of a medieval house provides plenty of edges – appropriately enough, as Thiers is famously the centre of French knife (and, more broadly, cutlery) production.


Weekly Photo Challenge: Edge

Thursday Doors: Thiers – Even(s) More

This, I promise, is the final instalment of the myriad interesting doors of Thiers, this time featuring the even numbers. The first is notable for its very elaborate stone surround:

Thiers even7

I’ve put these next two side by side as they are like mirror images:

And these two because of their similar shapes. Note the ironwork above the door on the left:

Finally, judging by the debris in front of this door, something of a renovation project is going on behind it.

Thiers even6

Next week we’re off somewhere closer to home that, on a recent visit, proved to be just as fascinating in the door department.

Thursday Doors 8 September 2016