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…

Thursday Doors – Inside the Cathedral

Dear Readers,   I will be moving my blog over the next few days to a new self-hosted site. If all goes well I shall still be linked to my dear WordPress community and nothing much will change except for a new site, my special project and some new avenues to explore ; if I get…

Thursday Doors – A Few Gothic Studs & A Door Knocker

It’s been strange not participating in Thursday Doors this last couple of weeks but at last I’ve had a little free time to get out and about with the camera for a spot of door hunting. A stroll around some of the narrow streets in the old part of the town of Angoulême this week uncovered…

Thursday Doors – A Little Graveyard Gothic

I’m in the middle of a project at the moment which seems to be taking me quite frequently to visit some of our local churches and churchyards. On one or two of my visits this last couple of weeks I have been astounded by the beautiful examples of art and architecture to be found in…

Thursday Doors – Former Glory

I thought I’d share another church door for this week’s Thursday Doors post. Unlike the delightful tiny gem featured last week, this is a large village church which feels a little neglected these days but which must have been quite magnificent centuries ago in its heyday.  Built, as so many of the local churches, during…

Thursday Doors – A Tiny Village Church

There is a tiny hamlet not far from the hillside which despite its diminutive size, boasts a number of lovely old buildings, a ‘town hall’ or Mairie and one of the sweetest little churches I have ever come across. The postage stamp grounds around it are always immaculately kept, the hedges and bushes trimmed and…

Thursday Doors – In a French Cemetery

I hope I shall be forgiven for the slightly strange theme of my Thursday Doors post this week. Whilst visiting and photographing a number of extraordinary ancient churches in our area over the last few months, I have also taken the opportunity to wander and explore a few of the local cemeteries.  The tiny glimpses into…