Saturday, 3 July 2010


There are so many ways to interpret this, I was almost spoilt for choice.  But I didn't let that stop me!  The first two shots show the open, arcade-style, belfries found on churches throughout France in various forms, called clocher-murs, or bell walls.

This one I noticed in Moissac, I think part of an old religious order near the abbey.

This was taken from the roof of the church in Saintes-Maries de la Mer in the Camargue.

An open courtyard in a restaurant in Avignon.  It was mainly shady, welcome on a hot day to have fresh air without direct sun.

An open door in Châteauneuf  du Pape - there is more there than merely wine.  Though the wine should possibly not be described as "mere".

Another open door, this time from the inside looking out. This is one of the doors in the remarkably well preserved old city wall.

If you'd like to join in the PhotoHunt and discover how other players interpret "Open", pay a visit to TNchick's site where you can find out more. 
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  1. Great photos! Re the subjects of your first two photos: if you hadn't explained, I would have thought they were ruined towers I was seeing!

  2. I love the bell walls. Great take on this week's theme A

  3. Oh, those are such lovely photo entries, one and all, for the open theme! Very beautifully done!

    My entry is here:

  4. what beautiful shots! Those bells have such a beautiful profile. Happy Saturday!

  5. i love the belfries and those massive doors. nice shots!

  6. Beautiful! What a great entry~ I love the doors!

  7. My bell has been rung. :)

    I am open to suggestions.

  8. Gorgeous architecture. I really like the open door - the wooden doors look like they have great stories to tell.

    Thanks for stopping by my PH!

  9. love your entries..great choices!

    Happy Sunday! :)

  10. fabulous photos. the last one is my favorite.

  11. I love old buildings and architecture. This one is gorgeous and a great take on the theme.

  12. Great photographs. The bell towers look really good against the sky.

    I do like old buildings and the Norman doorway makes an excellent shot with your theme in mind.

    BTW I like the new took a leap in faith then?


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