One of my favourite blog discoveries of last year was Norm Frampton’s Thursday Door challenge – there is just something so intriguing about a good door, all the mystery and possibilities concealed behind them. Finding suitable subjects to submit for this weekly event has become such a part of my blogging routine that I find I’ve really missed it these last few weeks when lack of time has prevented me from participating. So as the new year is already well underway and I still haven’t had the opportunity to get out and about on a door hunting trip, I thought I’d better begin with an example closer to home, not a door exactly but a typical traditional entrance gateway of the local area.
This “porche”, as it is known in French, was built from local cut limestone back in the early 19th century and is lucky to be still standing. A former owner of the property had the wonderful idea back in the 1960’s of knocking it down so that he could get his combine harvester through it and into the courtyard – hhhmmm. Happily for us, the mayor at the time suggested he might like to think again and the plan was reluctantly abandoned…………
Thanks as always to Norm for hosting this excellent challenge. Please click on the links to view more contributions.
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