Thursday Doors – The Abandoned Farm Cottage

My offering for Thursday Doors this week is not exactly pretty and certainly not an impressive example of a door but I found this farm cottage on the edge of a quiet lane a compelling subject for a few photos.  It seemed to be almost out of place amongst the lush vineyards of south western France although the architecture and the stone are completely typical of our region.  Baked by the sun, surrounded by fields and apparently abandoned, it would be easy to imagine this house was somewhere in the heat of a Spanish landscape or even on the set of a movie of the old American West.

More intriguing still were the vapour trails which seemed to form a fan from the roof of the house and the electric cable, which I purposely left in the photos, as it appears to connect the building to some mysterious power supply up in the heavens.  Broken links between an old world and the new one………

Conzac house portrait

Conzac house crop-2

Conzac house crop-4

Thanks as always to Norm for hosting this excellent challenge.

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28 Comments Add yours

  1. Timothy Price says:

    That’s a great old building.

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    1. Thank you Timothy, it has huge character doesn’t it, even if it isn’t very pretty!

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  2. Olga says:

    Beyond the abandoned look of door, the window is a very interesting shot. I’m also drawn to the ‘out of place.’

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    1. Thank you Olga, I’m so pleased you like it!

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  3. Sue says:

    I want to look inside……!

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    1. Yes me too! Was a bit worried there might be some little old person in there though – you never know round here!

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      1. Sue says:

        One day I’ll come and visit you, and we’ll go and see…..!!

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      2. You might need to bring a ghostbusters kit or some wooden stakes with you ! 😀 😀

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      3. Sue says:

        And you can supply the garlic! 😀

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      4. Ah ha ha 😀 Yep we’ve actually grown our own this year – a plentiful supply is to hand 😀

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    This is gorgeous Jane. So much character, I’d love to poke around this place for a while with my camera.

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    1. Yes indeed Norm, would love to have a peek inside, can’t imagine it’s changed much since last century!

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  5. facetfully says:

    I am intrigued, but once again….drat!…I can’t see the image.

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    1. Oh dear facetfully, you say once again has this happened before?! Are you looking via reader or the link on Norm’s site? try clicking on this link! https://viewfromafrenchhillside.com/2015/08/28/thursday-doors-the-abandoned-farm-cottage/

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      1. facetfully says:

        Well, I found it. Maybe I am just too impatient. I though I was waiting long enough, but in any case, this is a great old building, indeed! Really like the window too!

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      2. Thank you for being patient and taking the time to find it facetfully !

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  6. Pat says:

    Hello
    A good subject for this treatment !! I ‘love the last two pictures – Good Sunday

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    1. Thank you Pat – a good Sunday to you too!

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  7. badfish says:

    That is just one lovely building…and gorgeous doors. I like the windows, too. And the roof. Quite lovely photos!

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    1. Cheers Badfish – I really appreciate that!

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  8. Ellie-Dee says:

    Super photos, Jane. I get a strong feeling of abandonment and isolation looking at them. Those lace curtains at the window and over the door are beautiful, such a shame they’ve been abandoned to shield the interior from prying eyes and gather dust! 🙂

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    1. Glad you like them Ellie, still not completely sure if the house is uninhabited or not to be honest, you do still find these little places lost in time warps over here!

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  9. Dan Antion says:

    I really like those doors and the photos are wonderful. Thanks for including the pics of te building. Great work.

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    1. Many thanks indeed Dan!

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