Thursday doors #22

Recently, I went for a stroll around the old medieval town of Cagnes, Le Haut de Cagnes, where I photographed lots of old doors. I shared some of them with you last week and here’s a few more. These are all in stone-built properties and again look as if they’ve been in-situ since Medieval times.

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Thursday doors #21

For the first time in a couple of years, I walked up to the old medieval town of Cagnes, Le Haut de Cagnes, which proved to be a veritable treasure trove of delightful old doors! I admit that many were rather small and narrow, quite unsuitable for today’s buildings.

While I typically only showcase one door per post, today I’m going to provide a trio of blue-painted doors which look as if they’ve seen some service over the years.

 

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Thursday doors #20

Two weeks ago I featured a handsome door on the oldest building in the Cours Mirabeau in Aix-en-Provence. Last week I featured a further selection from Aix and this week I have a few more. The town is a veritable treasure trove of old doors.

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Thursday doors #19

Last week I featured a magnificent doorway in Aix-en-Provence from the oldest building in its main thoroughfare, Cours Mirabeau. This week I have a selection of handsome wooden doors from the Cours and its surrounding streets.

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Thursday doors #18

Recent trips to towns such as Montpellier and Aix-en-Provence have greatly added to my stock of doors. This handsome example is on the Cours Mirabeau in Aix, a wide thoroughfare and one of the most popular and lively places in the town. The street has pavements planted with double rows of plane trees. It also divides Aix into two portions, the Quartier Mazarin, or “new town”, which extends to the south and west, and the Ville comtale, or “old town”, which lies to the north with its wide but irregular streets and its old mansions dating from 16th, 17th and 18th centuries.

This one is the entrance to the l’hôtel Maurel de Pontevès, also known as the hôtel d’Espagne, located on the  Mazarin side of the Cours. The oldest building in the Cours, built in 1648 by Pierre Maurel, a wealthy cloth merchant. It has two muscular sculptures by Jacques Fossé either side of its front door. The building now houses the Commercial Court of Aix-en-Provence.

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Thursday doors #17

My recent trip to Rivarolo Canavese, a name which just rolls off the tongue, provided me with a couple of “new” doors for my expanding collection. I spotted this one while wandering around its old arcaded town. I love that the door arch echoes the ones on the building.

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Thursday doors #15

Here’s another from one of my favourite cities, it’s the entrance to the Basilica of Saint Mary of Coro, a Baroque Roman Catholic Church completed in 1774, located in San Sebastian’s Old Town.

My two photos show the main entrance door which is located between the two towers and looks like an altarpiece with its tortured figure of Saint Sebastian and papal symbols signifying its status as a basilica, crowned by the city’s shield.

In truth, this is more about the entrance and facade than just the door.

 

 

Thursday doors #14

Rather than exhaust my stock of newly photographed doors, I thought I’d dip into my photo archive for a few. This also has the advantage of testing the grey matter to remember when and where it was taken. One of these days I will get around to sorting out all my photos, until then…………………………

This one was taken during the Tour du Haut Var a couple of years ago while I was wandering around the Old Town of Draguignan, in the neighbouring Var. The Old Town has a number of handsome, historical buildings but, sadly, I’ve not been able to identify this one.

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Thursday doors #13

I love spotting businesses, generally shops and restaurants, that have been around for decades. Usually they’re family businesses which have been handed down the generations.  As I was wandering around Castres in the January sunshine this door caught my eye.

If you’re wondering, the P stands for Pierre!

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