Thursday Doors – Rue Tranquille

Exploring some of the beautiful, narrow backstreets in the old town of Périgueux in the Dordogne, we came across this stunning ancient doorway.  The heavy oak and iron studded door itself made it more than worthy of a photo but the wonderful carving around the door in the warm local limestone made it something extra special. I have no idea of the date of this particular building but it oozes history and must surely be several centuries old.  (There has been a town on the site of Périgueux since pre-Roman times when it was the capital of the local Gallic population.)

Retreating to a good spot to capture the whole facade of the building I noticed the road name – ‘Rue Tranquille’ – and just had to include that too.

Rue Tranquil mono

I thought it would make an interesting addition to Norm’s Thursday Doors spot and as I couldn’t quite decide if I preferred the colour or the monochrome version, I’ve included them both – thanks as always to Norm for hosting this always inspiring challenge.


ALL PHOTOS © JANE MORLEY
If you enjoy the photos on my blog please do visit my brand new website http://www.theartcardpress.com where you will find many more photos, latest news, a host of greeting cards and photographic prints!

43 Comments Add yours

  1. Timothy Price says:

    That’s a great find. Beautiful photos!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou so much Timothy – really pleased you like it!

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sue says:

    Love the monochrome image with the street name included…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Sue! Didn’t realise when I posted this that the format of my theme completely blocks out the street name in the featured colour image!! Not intended at all! Glad you like the mono version!

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Sue says:

        I wondered about the colour one!

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Hhmmm, so annoying!

        Liked by 1 person

  3. gorgeous…and “rue tranquil” so appropriate…there are few things more alluring than an ancient door…all that opening and shutting…letting in and giving out…sigh.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou frenchapple! Yes you’re right it is just that, the stories and possibilities beyond the open/closed door!

      Liked by 1 person

  4. svtakeiteasy says:

    Périgueux is so beautiful there are photo opportunities at every corner. I live the Dordogne … Castles at each bend in the river😊

    Liked by 1 person

    1. You’re right sv, I want to revisit with a full day free to explore!

      Like

      1. svtakeiteasy says:

        Enjoy, Chris. Sv (sailing vessel) Take It Easy is the name of our catamaran😊

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Sounds wonderful Chris, I shall visit you and boat properly tomorrow, or later today even as it’s now gone midnight here!

        Liked by 1 person

      3. svtakeiteasy says:

        I will like that😊

        Liked by 1 person

  5. disperser says:

    I too rue tranquillity.

    Very nice capture and appropriate treatments.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Many thanks disperser!

      Like

  6. Olga says:

    Love the rusty-colored one. Definitely brings the ancient look to it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Olga! Yes I think monochrome is always good for this sort of thing, adds an extra bit of atmosphere!

      Liked by 1 person

  7. Leanne Cole says:

    You have to love it when you see a door that good, I wouldn’t have been able to resist.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Hi Leanne! It was rather a beauty, I was just sorry not to have more time to explore! (Hope the magazine is going well, are there any internet links to see it?)

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Leanne Cole says:

        It is always terrible when you don’t get the time,
        leaving you a link
        http://leannecole.com.au/products/

        Liked by 1 person

      2. Brilliant, cheers Leanne, I’ll go have a look! May have an idea for you 😉

        Like

      3. oOOps, Help Leanne! just bought the magazine – I’m assuming it’s a download but can’t find it anywhere!! Any clues?!!

        Like

  8. Nadia says:

    What a beautiful photograph! You can just imagine the history.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou Nadia! I would love to know something of the history of this building and the whole street too, I shall have to revisit!

      Like

  9. Ellie-Dee says:

    Beautiful door Jane, love the colour version and love the black and white even more. I think the monochrome version gives the image a lovely misty, mystical feel. ❤ 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou Ellie! Delighted you like it, I think perhaps you’re right about the mono version 🙂 (PS Hope you got my twitter message…. 🙂 )

      Liked by 1 person

      1. Ellie-Dee says:

        Yes thanks, rec’d message and have sent a reply back 🙂

        Liked by 1 person

  10. Fascinating door, I love monochrome but the colour has a lovely old sepia look to it.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou Jean! I think you’re right, sepia does add something to it doesn’t it?!

      Liked by 1 person

  11. Wonderful door in such a historical and charming setting. 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thankyou Judy! We certainly have some wonderful old specimens around here but must say I’m rather envious of the wonderful colours used in your part of the world!

      Liked by 1 person

  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    I prefer the colour version just for the added layers and texture, but both shots work well. Needless to say: WHAT A STUNNING DOOR!
    Beautiful find Jane thanks for sharing it with us 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Cheers Norm! So glad you like it, I’ve had a wee break from posting but good to be back again! (PS I liked the colour version for the warmth of the stone and the hints of verdigris round the carving!)

      Liked by 1 person

  13. I’m wholly addicted to this door series, Jane. And this particular one would have me gazing slack-jawed at it for hours on end. The invitation, the stories and secrets–all the possibilities with its history and mystery. This is a story just waiting to be written.
    A beautiful job again, Jane!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks Shelley! I think I may just put pen to paper (metaphorically that is) and invent one of my mini-stories to go with this door, I agree it is just full of possibilities! 🙂

      Like

    1. Many thanks! Delighted you like it!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. WOW! That does look old…

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m discovering just how much architecture from the Middle Ages we have in our region, it is all quite phenomenal!

      Liked by 1 person

  15. My French Heaven says:

    Hi Jane, I will be in Angoulème on Saturday and Sunday for the rallye and was wondering if you were still up for a meet. I have guests at the house so I probably won’t get to Angoulème before twelve on either day. We could do coffee as I don’t know how practical lunch will be. Anyway, can you shoot me an e-mail at stephanegabart@gmail.com with your mobile number? I’m afraid I’ve lost your contact info. You can also reach me at 0671562927. I really hope we get to meet!

    Like

    1. HI Stéphane – So sorry I only just found your message – I’m afraid I’m really stuck this weekend as I have to be here for the boutique on Saturday and Sunday in the afternoon so only chance I have is first thing on the Sunday morning – please will you take a rain check?! I shall have to hope to organise things better next year – if I get to St Emillion before then I’ll call you! Have great time, I am envious! Best wishes Jane

      Like

Please feel free to leave me a note!

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s