Posted on August 22, 2019
The gift that keeps on giving – another selection of doors from the recently discovered cache of photographs I took in the town of Perigueux last year.
It seems to be a quite popular thing to have doors made of asymmetric lengths of wood, which must be an OCD nightmare:
Those two have obviously recently had a fresh coat of varnish, which you couldn’t say for this:
Two contrasting doors side by side:
I admit, this shot is more about the autumnal colours (it was taken last October) than the door, but there’s definitely one in there:
However, this is my favourite from this week’s gallery:
Thursday Doors 22 August 2019
Posted on August 15, 2019
Another instalment from Perigueux of doors with fading charms.
This must have been quite a grand house once upon a time:
A couple of doors glimpsed from other doorways:
Two doors AND the inside of a shutter, all in one:
And a door within a door. with some interesting nailwork:
And finally a comparatively prosaic example:
Thursday Doors 15 August 2019
Posted on August 8, 2019
Another selection from the lost treasures of my library of images from the medieval town of Perigueux.
To begin, an elaborately-framed arched example:
Another arched door, juxtaposed with a more conventional one:
This one seems to be trying to hide in a corner:
And a few more:
Finally, as something of a contrast, this more modern door with art deco ironwork:
Thursday Doors 8 August 2019
Posted on August 1, 2019
Just when I thought I was running out of doors to post….I went back to my library and unearthed a good few doors from the town of Perigueuex that will keep us diverted for the next few weeks.
To begin with, some doors that used to be doors:
Some real doors, but showing their age:
Old, but in rather better condition:
And finally, for this week, a juxtaposition of old and new:
Thursday Doors 1 August 2019
Posted on July 26, 2019
Earlier this summer we went on a coach trip which included a visit to the Chateau at Azay-Le-Ferron, in central France. Dating back in parts to the 13th century, it is a pretty impressive edifice and, as you would expect, it’s got some rather interesting doors.
Note the date on this first example: 1302.
The family who lived here for centuries were very keen on what we’d today describe as ‘blood sports’, as illustrated here:
Over the centuries, the original building has been modified and extended, so not all the doors ‘match’:
Even the gateway to the extensive ornamental gardens has some character:
And the church just outside the gates doesn’t stint on the architecture:
Thursday Doors 25 July 2019
Posted on July 19, 2019
This week, a final selection of doors from nearby Le Dorat and we’re back in our comfort zone with some gloriously tatty examples.
This is probably the pick of the bunch – no doubt a shop way back in the mists of time:
More abandoned examples:
These next two come with ‘matching’ shutters:
And finally, almost covered in foliage:
Thursday Doors 18 July 2019
Posted on July 11, 2019
Last week I promised more doors from Le Dorat, but with a bit of a twist, so here we have it.
Last weekend, the nearby town (although it prefers to think of itself as a petit cité) of Le Dorat played host to the world sheep-shearing championships. It may well have passed you by, since France was also at the same time the venue of the FIFA Women’s Football World Cup, but it was a big thing round these parts, where the sheep comfortably outnumber the human population.
Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to get to the event itself, but a few weeks earlier I paid a visit to Le Dorat to take a look at some of the celebratory artwork that was appearing on shop windows and shop doors in anticipation.
To begin with, some double shopfronts, starting with the local kebab shop:
Rather more upmarket, there was the Traiteur (that’s a deli to the likes of us):
And I can’t recall what this was:
For the next two, you’ll just have to take my word that they are on doors – of, respectively, the bank and an insurance broker:
All very impressive, but it was nice to see that even some more traditional doors were getting into the spirit (even if only by association):
Thursday Doors 11 July 2019