Thursday Doors – Lucky 13

So here I am, still on WordPress and all set to stay awhile and participate in one of my favourite ‘challenges’ Thursday Doors!  I’m back in the world of graveyards again for this week’s entry as I couldn’t resist sharing a door I found in the city of Angoulême cemetery this week. The weather was particularly threatening on Tuesday and I had the delight of wandering around this extraordinary place with the most gothic backdrop you could possibly imagine.   I have a whole series of photos from here which I shall dip into over the coming weeks so for those of you who like a good tomb – stay tuned!

Angouleme cemetery 2-4

Angouleme cemetery 2-5

For more Thursday Door posts please do visit the site of our wonderful host Norm Frampton …… and if you happen to be on Instagram you can find me at @spirits_and_stones_ see you soon……….


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37 Comments Add yours

  1. joey says:

    That backdrop is surreal. What a gorgeous place! Just gorgeous 🙂

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    1. Thanks Joey ! So glad you like it even if it is a bit gloomy!

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  2. Sue says:

    Oh, fantastic! Most atmospheric with that brooding sky…. My kind of image!!

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    1. Cheers Sue! I have a bunch of images from this amazing place but some were lost when downloading form camera so I have an excuse to return!

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      1. Sue says:

        Faulty card? Anyway, what a great excuse – just make sure you pick another dismal day!

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      2. Something odd in the downloading Sue – should have checked before wiping card but c’est la vie so I’ll have to cross fingers for rubbish weather again when I go back there! 🙂 Have a great weekend 🙂

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      3. Sue says:

        Have a lovely weekend yourself, Jane 😀

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  3. Love the dramatic sky.

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    1. Thank you Sherry Lynn! 🙂

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  4. This is an amazing find. It is like a door within a door with the perfect weather backdrop. Impressive. 🙂

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    1. Many thanks Judy – so glad you like it! Couldn’t have been luckier with the weather! 🙂

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  5. Jane Lurie says:

    Atmospheric, indeed. Great captures, Jane.

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    1. Many thanks indeed Jane ! (I keep wanting to write @ signs before everything because of Instagram!!)

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  6. Leanne Cole says:

    What incredible doors Jane, magnificent find.

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    1. Lovely to hear from you Leanne and thanks! So glad you like them it is an amazing place and especially so with a black sky overhead! 🙂

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  7. You’re still here and with a wonderful photo per usual. But do you have a new theme? Looks like a good theme for photos. I’ve been considering switching themes, so I’m on the look out.

    Booked my ticket to Basel (and after that, heading into France) for July. Excited!

    janet

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    1. Hiya Janet ! Yes I found this theme and decided to stay awhile! Glad you like the photo. The time is going so quickly this year July will be here before you know it! If you find yourself anywhere near Angoulême in let me know! 🙂

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  8. Grace says:

    The tomb, the sky…I keep expecting to see a spirit come through those doors! 🙂

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    1. HI Grace! Yes it was rather a remarkable backdrop for my visit – hope I can be lucky with bad weather next time I visit!! 😀 😀

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  9. Fabulous image for a Gothic novel 🙂

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    1. Thanks Suzanne – I’m hoping you’ll have started work on it by now?!! 🙂 😀

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  10. Fabulously dramatic. What luck that the weather was threatening as it makes such a perfect setting for this door. Stunning, Jane. x

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    1. Thanks so much Sarah – yes it’s daft isn’t it we’ve been moaning about the weather constantly this year but there are times when it’s just right! Have great weekend (sunny I hope!)

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  11. That sky is so perfect for the shot and that crypt looks big enough to house a village. Love the decoration on the those unusual doors, too.

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    1. Thanks Jean – I’m still amazed at the French/European approach to cemeteries – they don’t do things by halves where possible! The sky was a major bonus! 😀

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  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    Dramatic threatening skies in that environment make for spectacular shots, but you already knew that of course 🙂
    Well done Jane.

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    1. C heers Norm glad you liked it!

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  13. Beautywhizz says:

    The sky was made for this door.

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    1. You’re so right Beautywhizz! 🙂

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  14. Quite lovely, nice to see someone else shares in the beauty of cemeteries. My senior portfolio was a collection of headstones in B&W and always made me think of the lives of the people I was visiting. Outstanding sky! ღ

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    1. Thank you Tails – yes I’ve been surprised and pleased of course how many people also find them beautiful places and your thoughts about the people you were visiting are exactly my own! 🙂

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  15. Absolutely fabulous! With such a dramatic sky to add a surreal mood. I love it!

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    1. Thank you very much Josee – so glad you like it!! 🙂 🙂

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  16. Eine wunderschöne, kraftvolle und magische Stimmung liegt auf dem Bild. Sehr schön, Jane!

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    1. Guten Tag Markus! Vielen herrlichen Dank für deine Kompliment – du bist sehr freundlich und ich es wirklich schätze zu! I hope I wrote that correctly Markus!! Haven’t been on WordPress so much lately – on Intsagram now – are you?

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      1. Ich bin begeistre wie gut dein Deutsch ist!!! 🙂
        No, I’m sorry, but I’m not on Instagram. Just want to focus on WP. 🙂 ..but who knows.. 🙂

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      2. I have to use google translate sometimes Markus but I try ! I understand if you’re not on Instagram as well as wordpress it’s very hard to do both !

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