Thursday Doors…Fougerolles mausoleums

Posted: September 14, 2017 in Travel
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The town of Fougerolles, France lies in a place central to many places we visited during my last trip.  When we drove through, we passed  a walled cemetery that always caught our attention, but we were normally either on the way to or coming back from somewhere else.  Finally at the end of a long day, we stopped and, despite the heat and our tiredness, wandered through a cemetery unlike many in the US.  It was worth the stop, but it did make the cool drinks we had when we got make even better.  🙂  If these shots were in black and white or it was night…well, can anyone say “Dark Shadows?”

I’ll be working most of the day, so I won’t be able to read and comment on posts much until tomorrow…which is our 33rd  anniversary, so I might not be around much either.  We’re planning a bike ride.

copyright janet m. webb

copyright janet m. webb

copyright janet m. webb

Thursday Doors is the brainchild of Norm, our Canadian door connection.  He’s not back yet from his refreshing vacation, but you can always find out where the doors are by visiting his blog.


  1. So nice that you stopped, Janet, as these are special pictures. These types of cemeteries are disappearing, and we see more the open field ones. These constructions were very elaborated and well taken care of.

  2. Oh yes, most marvellous, it would make me stop too. Thanks for these!

  3. Mausoleum doors are fascinating in so many ways, symbolic representations of that final threshold.Loved your pics!

  4. Lisa says:

    Happy Anniversary!

  5. joey says:

    An impressive place with great doors, Janet. Enjoy your anniversary 🙂

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Happy anniversary. Love the doors. I wouldn’t normally think of going to a place like a cemetery for doors to photograph but now it makes perfect sense! Thanks for sharing.

  7. JT Twissel says:

    Quite fancy doors – Happy Anniversary!

  8. dennyho says:

    Beautiful, stately doors. The first is my favorite.

  9. prior.. says:

    happy 33rd!!!!!!
    and merci for French doors today

  10. Dan Antion says:

    Wow – these are magnificent doors. I really like the second one. The color is perfect.

    Happy anniversary!

  11. jesh stg says:

    Happy bike ride – if that is where you guys decide on:) Beautiful (first) transparent doors, Janet. Great find! Isn’t it interesting that we can find all sorts of things when we travel that we can’s seem to find in our own town/city?

    • I think some of that (finding different things) is because we tend to take our own areas for granted and go the same places. Also, when you go to a different culture, you can always find different things, part of what makes it so much fun.


  12. Happy Anniversary! These doors are nice! I loved Dark Shadows when I was a young teen.

  13. de Wets Wild says:

    Happy anniversary, Janet!

  14. JANE says:

    Happy Anniversary, Janet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That’s a bit of excitement for each year. Wishing you many more.

  15. Su Leslie says:

    Happy anniversary! I’m glad you stopped too; these are lovely. I’ve wandered through a few French cemeteries (I’ve never met a family historian who can help his/her self from doing that), and they are quite unlike any I’ve seen in NZ or the UK. We’re not really into mausoleums; I guess that’s part of it.

    • Thanks for the anniversary wishes, Su. We have mausoleums in older cemeteries in the States, but I think they’re probably so expensive now that no one but very rich people even think of having them. Heck, it seems to cost a fortune just to die, let alone get buried in one of these beauties.


  16. marianallen says:

    Happy anniversary! Thanks for the gorgeous photos — cemeteries can be lovely places. And I loved the Dark Shadows reference. 😀

  17. Candy says:

    Well, I liked the green door. Although, it didn’t have the same ‘creep’ factor the others did 😉
    Happy anniversary!

  18. Joanne Sisco says:

    This was definitely worth the stop on a hot day!

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