Sunday, March 13, 2011

Peeking In

One of my favorite things to do as I wander through the old parts of French villages and towns is to peek into open gates and down dark passages. I'm often delighted with what I find. In Cahors this dark passage and its open door led to another tiny ruelle with  red doors pointing the way to more ancient buildings.

As Laury and I wandered along another old Cahors rue lined with shops, I glanced to my right and between two buildings, I saw a passage leading to an enclosed courtyard. It was empty except for this large circular planting that anchored a modern art installation.
I turned to exit after snapping this image and spied one of my favorite photo subjects....laundry!

You just never know what you'll spy when you peek into tucked away places.


  1. I have a friend visiting from Michigan, and we have been having the best time wandering around in the towns and villages and looking at the doors, cement faces, and the unexpected sights one encounters when wandering down a side street or country lane. It's the only way, in my opinion, to really see the country. Thanks for the superb photos and observations.

  2. Finding the very modern juxtaposed against the old and ancient is one of my favorite things about France. Throw in an everyday thing like doing the laundry and voila, you have the complete picture of France!