Thursday Doors…Don’t even think about it!

Posted: February 21, 2019 in Thursday doors
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Every time we drove to Plombieres les Bains,  France, we turned from the scenic back road to the main road at a point where we saw several buildings that had seen better days.  Once a distillery, the stone buildings were still attractive, so finally one day on the way home, we pulled over to explore, starting with this building behind the main structure.

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An empty building can attract the wrong sort of people.  Of course not those in search of doors, but those interested a spot of burglary.  To thwart such nefarious notions, the owner/s attached this notice (enlarged in the second shot) to a very nice set of shutters on the main building.

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It’s even in English for those non-French speaking burglars! The House of Waters of Life holds nothing worth stealing.  I thought it rather a good idea.  But this is a doors post, isn’t it?  Don’t despair!

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for Thursday Doors

  1. ksbeth says:

    what a cool place

  2. Su Leslie says:

    Lovely contrasts between the wood finishes on the different doors and shutters. I like the sign; wonder if it works?

  3. joey says:

    Reminds me of old mills in our region. Lovely, of course. Kinda sad they need to post the signs.

    The house next door to us was abandoned for many years and one day the police arrived, saying a stolen iPad had been tracked to its location. I couldn’t imagine the house’s skunk tenant would steal an iPad, and I was right, it was not found there.

  4. Joanne Sisco says:

    What I like the most about this crumbling old building is the lack of graffiti defacing the doors and brickwork. While the signs don’t add to its ambiance, seeing the old structure au naturel is so much nicer … even if it has seen much better days.

    • Joanne, I agree about the graffiti! The photos would have been nicer without the signs, but I appreciated why they were there and their positive spin on preventing a negative thing. Perhaps someone will buy the whole place and make something wonderful out of it.

  5. Ruth says:

    I always enjoy your this, that and the other things. I can feel the age of the structures through your photography.

  6. Handsome building. It would be nice if it could get a little TLC and be used again.

  7. Dan Antion says:

    Wonderful doors and shutters. Too bad the signs are necessary, but I understand.

  8. I love all the stone and wood. The signs seem to be working. I hope they do!

  9. JT Twissel says:

    1932 really tells a story doesn’t it? Great composition. I like that sign too.

  10. Leya says:

    Cool place and creative owner – hope it works!

  11. Junieper/Jesh stG says:

    That sign made me smile – does it help? I do like this building, but a lot of work to renovate, I suspect:)

  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    I like their proactive approach – it beats having to get an expensive alarm system 😉
    That first pic is awesome. Clean lines, golden finish, and old hardware make for a nice combination.

  13. de Wets Wild says:

    I didn’t know that English-speaking burglars was such a problem in France! 😀 😀 😀

  14. The sign is hilarious and also sad, at the same time. It’s much like the signs I see posted on some of the cars in downtown San Francisco: “Please don’t break the windows! The doors are unlocked and there’s nothing of value inside.” The things we’ve come to…

  15. dweezer19 says:

    Wonderful old building.

  16. jazzytower says:

    The one with 1932 above it has lived a full life and it still standing. Love it!


  17. Such a great find, Janet. Interesting that they used English, too. That’s the most detailed warning I’ve ever seen.

  18. Irene says:

    Love this building. Sad the signs have to be there but glad they seem to be working.

  19. Prior... says:

    Merci! I like the 1932 etched in the stone
    And lively new doors on this old structures

  20. marianallen says:

    Oh, what a magnificent find! “Cher cambrioleurs….” That may now be my favorite phrase. Gonna write a story with that title. Yep. Gonna do it.

  21. roninjax says:

    I really enjoy these old structures. Great images. 🙂

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