Thursday Doors – Curlicues and Rosettes

There is some evidence in a dusty local archive, that way back in the 12th century, the Hillside was the site of a religious ‘paroisse’, the French version of our word ‘parish’. This could mean quite simply that a lone monk lived up here in contemplative seclusion or that he had fellow monks and a…

Thursday Doors – Rue Tranquille

Exploring some of the beautiful, narrow backstreets in the old town of Périgueux in the Dordogne, we came across this stunning ancient doorway.  The heavy oak and iron studded door itself made it more than worthy of a photo but the wonderful carving around the door in the warm local limestone made it something extra…

Thursday Doors – The Chapel of the Knights Templar, Cressac

There is something irresistibly fascinating about doors and doorways, whether old or new they seem to pique our innate curiosity and love of mystery. I have posted a couple of times already with some of my favourites but having just discovered some other fellow door-lovers and the ‘Thursday Doors’ spot hosted by ‘Norm 2.0′ –…