There is something irresistibly fascinating about doors and doorways, whether old or new they seem to pique our innate curiosity and love of mystery.
I have posted a couple of times already with some of my favourites but having just discovered some other fellow door-lovers and the ‘Thursday Doors’ spot hosted by ‘Norm 2.0′ – thanks to Norm – I thought I’d join in, sorry that it’s actually Friday!
So for my first contribution here is a photo of the amazing doors of the Chapelle des Templiers – the Knight’s Templar Chapel at Cressac Saint Genis near where I live. On the famous pilgrimage route through France down to Santiago de Compostela, the chapel dates from the second half of the 12th century and inside are the remains of a series of frescoes concerning the exploits of certain knights linked to the area. I don’t think it would actually matter what lay beyond these heavy pieces of ancient oak with their iron studs and gnarled, knotted panels – they have such extraordinary character, even with the modern keyhole sitting oddly side by side the old. I immediately find myself drifting off into daydreams of medieval romances, castle keeps, damsels in distress and acts of splendid chivalry……………………..
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