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.
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.
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