Sunday, 29 March 2009

Make do and mend

In a small town (609 inhabitants) just south of Limoges in central France.

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  1. This is great! What is the story about this door? Is it still in use or is it an abandoned place?

    (You didn't add your link to the Mr. Linky so I added it for you. :) )

    Thanks for stopping by!

  2. No real story about the door, just an example of something seen around here a lot, though this is an extreme example. They patch up the doors rather than replacing them or doing something to stop the rot. In the UK, damp in the house is considered something of a disaster. In France it's greeted with a shrug and considered part of life. "Let the walls breathe" seems the best defence.

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  3. That IS great! Happy Sunday :)

  4. Well, it makes me feel better about my house then. I have a really bad drainage problem under my house and my floors are getting soft. So far nobody has fallen through but we're probably going to have to crawl under there this year and start replacing floor joists. (And when I say "we" I don't mean ME!)

    My husband and I were watching a travel show today about the Rhine. We are so anxious to go to Europe and travel around. I can't wait to see some of these things in person!

  5. Beautiful...

    I grew up in a small midwestern town where things were left as they were. Sometmies it seems as though time stands still and only the seasons change.

    Wonderful blog!


    julia ward - a BLINDING heart - a writer's blog -

  6. @Wendy, just as I'd love to see at least some of the USA!

    @julia, I think that describes it perfectly - time stands still.

  7. A. it seems funny for people to want to come to the U.S. as a tourist, although I guess it makes sense. There are parts of the country I'd like to see and have never been. I haven't been to ANY of the northeastern states at all. To me it just seems so ordinary and unromantic, but isn't that the way it always is when you've grown accustomed to a place?

  8. Interesting, that there are people who do not want to replace damaged doors. Aren't they afraid of break-ins?

  9. nice shot! but at my place, we need to replace our doors if they are damaged. It's not safe here if we just hv a flimsy wooden door like this as many break-ins had happened. ><

  10. @Wendy, I suppose it's a case of familiarity breeding contempt. After we'd lived in Paris for a while, visiting everything within reach, I swore when I returned that I would do all the touristy things back home. I never did.

    @ECL, I don't think it would be the door to their house, more of a storage area.

    @Jean Chia, I'm thinking in a place with a population of 600, everyone knows exactly what's going on.

    @Adullamite, thanks for visiting from your sick-bed. Or has the man-flu cleared up? :)

  11. I love small towns. I enjoy exploring and immersing myself in the culture. The photo certainly tells a story and a vivid depiction of life.

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  13. That is a very nice one, I mean the architecture. I guess it's very strong one and it's been there ages already, right?

    Great one! yep, picture does tell a story, thanks for sharing!


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