Saturday, March 12, 2011


I'm always inspired by the pretty doors that I see here in France. I love the vine, the art nouveau awning, the lovely blue color,and the interesting glass pattern on this one. Laury and I spent a few moments sitting here in Place St. James admiring the medieval architecture and the dog-face fountain. As I mentioned in yesterday's post, this square was the market place for spices during the Middle Ages when Cahors was an important trade and religious center. It's fun to let your imagination run wild and picture yourself here in those days....great baskets filled with the most exotic spices and herbs, their fragrances perfuming the air with hints of the Orient, Africa, and the Levant. This blue door probably wasn't here then, but my guess is that its house was....

This door on the square probably is medieval.

In another 600 years perhaps the red graffiti will be completely faded. Or perhaps people then will see it as a charming art form of the 20th century!


  1. What cherished site you see. Such historical beauty of the ages. I love seeing them through your eyes.

  2. I love it. I'd like to step behind that blue door and see what's inside that quaint house.

  3. As intriguing as the blue door is, I already know what was going on inside it. We could see a woman vacuuming and cleaning thru the open upstairs window. The door I'm itching to see behind is the old, medieval one with the Templar cross on it in studded nails!