Posted on November 4, 2019
This derelict building in the medieval centre of the town of Cahors, in southern France, still has stained glass in its upper part, which gives some indication of how grand it must once have been. #MondayWindow.
Posted on October 14, 2019
I’ve just heard about the #MondayWindow challenge that’s being hosted by Ludwig Keck.
Here is my initial contribution – a stained glass window high up on the wall of the old church in the nearby village of Saint-Martial-sur-Isop.
Posted on June 26, 2019
While in the great cathedral of Cahors, my eye was drawn to these three stained glass windows and their juxtaposition with the curve of the dome
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 October 31, 2017
Still away from base, so for Frank’s Tuesday Photo Challenge this week it’s another dig into the archives to match his theme of ‘Broken’.
I must say, this is one of my favourite photos – a broken cartwheel seen through the window of the blacksmith’s shop in the nearby ‘living museum’ village of Montrol-Sénard. The blurring of the ancient glass and the spiders’ webs gives the image an other-worldly atmosphere.
Posted on September 27, 2017
This essentially unexciting window in the centre of the town of Aubusson comes to life thanks to its freshly-painted, vibrant red shutters.
Posted on March 6, 2017
A sure sign that a building is unoccupied is to look for spiders’ webs. It doesn’t take long for the spiders to reclaim their territory, as in this window in the medieval back streets of Confolens. To judge from the old stickers, this particular place was last owned or run by a motor mechanic (although obviously not a medieval one).