Put The Flags Out

For Cee’s Midweek Madness Challenge this week, we are invited to draw inspiration from an image posted by guest host Rita. Her photograph includes some flags, so here are three colourful banners spotted during a summer festival in the Auvergne city of Thiers.

CMMC 16 December 2020

Monday Window: Thiers

Found in the principal church of the Auvergne town of Thiers:

#MondayWindow 27 April 2020

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:

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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.

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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

Thursday Doors: Thiers – Odds

The second instalment of the doors of Thiers features those with odd numbers.

The narrow streets of the medieval centre are quite steep in parts, as you can see here:

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…and here (not so old, but just as tatty):

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Over time, street level has risen, leaving some doors with what could be desxribed as restricted access:

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I couldn’t not include this door with the adjacent mural:

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And on a hot day, this seemed like a good idea:

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Thursday Doors 1 September 2016