The Beauty of Barges – No.9

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The Beauty of Barges – No.2

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The Beauty of Barges – No.1

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Force of Nature

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Reflection

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Afloat

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Petit’ Bateau

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The Iron Bridge

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Weekly Photo Challenge – Serenity

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Thursday Doors

THREE DOORS FOR THURSDAY

No 8 – In the mouth of a lion is my most favourite door in the whole town. I love that beautiful wood and highly polished brass sitting under that strong face resting in the mouth of what appears to be a lion. I have posted this picture before but this door is special enough to merit more than one viewing.

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This door is of our little café Cercle La Corcorde which closed for the final time last week and is now all shuttered up awaiting her fate. She was the only bar in the village but had been in decline for the last few years with fewer and fewer people inclined to frequent its dark and dingy interior.. I believe she is owned by the Municipaltie who dont seem to care that we are now left without a local watering hole. I fear that the pace of change hereabouts wont see her opening Under new and more vibrant management any time soon. I will miss walking through those little doors into the dark strange smelling room, more like an old widows front room than a place of public resort. At least the beer was always cold and the chatter of the old men playing cards somehow comforting.

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My third and newest discovery is this fabulous brick surrounded door sitting under what appears to be old glass fixings for early electrical cabling. The little buiding is overgrown with ivy and sits alongside a disused lock on the original 19th century canal. More investigation will be required to discover her origins. I like this door enormously.

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