Thursday Doors – Iron Bars and Studs

This is another amazing door from our trip to Périgueux, just a few steps further along Rue Tranquille. I have no idea of the history of this door or the building behind it but it has the same feeling of incredible age and history as my previous example. Perhaps a checkered history in this case as it conjures up all kinds of dramatic images of imprisonment and medieval castles behind the solid oak, iron bars and time-worn stud work.

I’ve also included a view of the narrow street leading back up to the main town.  Thanks as always to Norm for hosting this excellent Thursday Doors challenge.

Périgueux Door 2

Périgueux Door detail_

Rue Tranquille 2

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. julieallyn says:

    Fantastic finds!! I love the rugged beauty of these ancient relics. Gorgeous!!

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    1. Many thanks indeed Julie! So glad you like them, they have such stories to tell I’m sure!

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  2. Great set! Looks very ancient.

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    1. Cheers Herbert! I think it is, the old town dates from Middle Ages and even Roman times!

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  3. Heavenly doors and bolts – running out of adjectives when it comes to your photographs!

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    1. Sarah you are indescribably kind! 🙂

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  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    That is a very ominous looking door. I don’t think I’d want to be the poor soul stuck on the other side of it.
    Great shots Jane 🙂

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    1. I can imagine a giant medieval knight bursting out of it at any moment whirling swords and flails – or perhaps it might be Darth Vedar !! 🙂

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  5. Jane Lurie says:

    The textures, the iron work, the history. Wonderful, Jane.

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    1. Thanks very much Jane! 🙂

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  6. Pat says:

    Very beautiful medieval gate !! I love it

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  7. Amazingly timely, Jane, as just last night I was spending an inordinate amount of time gazing at our wine cellar door – which is nearly the spitting image of your photo – and telling it how much I adored it. Or adoored it? 😛

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    1. Haha ! Interesting that you have to have bars on it Shelley! We have a typical English cellar – there’s nothing in it! Anything we have worth drinking never makes it down there but we’re about to start home brewing and cider so that may all change soon!

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  8. Dan Antion says:

    What a great door. The pictures make me shudder just a bit, but the door is so cool.

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    1. Hi Dan, it is a bit threatening isn’t it! No idea of original use but very old obviously and loads of character!

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  9. tgeriatrix says:

    Wonderful door! Looks very medieval!

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    1. Thankyou tgeriatrix, I think it could easily be a few centuries old!

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  10. kazg10 says:

    Again Jane I love your story telling with the different perspectives of the door from up close to the alley way. It makes me feel like I am there. I really like the texture of that door with the metal grill. Good spotting 🙂

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    1. Thanks Kaz! The street was really quite narrow and of course typically French!

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  11. julioc says:

    beautiful shots, I love the details

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    1. Many thanks indeed julioc!

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  12. joserasan66 says:

    Una Serie Preciosa, Ha Sido Todo Un Placer Descubrir Tu Blog, Un Saludo…

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