Posts Tagged ‘Raddon-et-Chapendu’

Just outside the village of Raddon-et-Chapendu there’s a brocante shop, usually closed when we’ve gone past. Brocante is French for a secondhand shop, more rudely translated as a junk shop. This one was packed with all sorts of objects, but our focus is on the doors, both outdoors and indoors, so to speak. If you’re tempted to buy, keep in mind the 50-pound weight limit on luggage! Oddly enough, we were greeted by the music of Pink Martini.

Will either of these doors fit your needs? A little TLC might be in order first though, unless shabby chic is your desire.

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We’re popping back to France today for some doors and colorful shutters, which are like doors for windows or doors to the heart of the house.  I dearly love workable shutters, which are both beautiful and practical.  In France, there are lots of working shutters, useful for keeping the houses cool in the heat of the day.  They also come in a variety of colors, especially in Provence.  These, the first two from Mélisey near where my s-i-l and b-i-l live, the third from Raddon-et-Chapendu, not far away, have beautiful blue shutters that look great, even on cloudy days.

For more doors from around the world, I’d normally suggest you go to Norm’s blog, but he’s enjoying a blogging break, so Dan has taken over.  You can find him here and everyone else here.

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Why did the photographer cross the road?

To take photos on the other side.

I did and these are the reasons why, including one very hidden door.  Fortunately, most doors in this challenge are easy to find.  Just go to Norm’s site and click on the InLinkz box at the bottom of his always a-door-able post. You open doors around the world and meet lots of great bloggers.

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There are two things you see everywhere in France: memorials to those lost in World Wars I and II and crosses.  Some of these crosses are hundreds of years old and they pop up everywhere.  If you were to stop at each one, not only would it take you forever to get anywhere, you’d probably get hit by any number of cars or other vehicles as most of them are right next to the road.  But each one is attractive.  Here’s a small sample for you to enjoy.

Near Raddon-et -Chapendu:

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