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Doorway in Rochefort-en-Terre, France

Doorway in Rochefort-en-Terre, France

Pure function. Local resources-stone, wood.

A person could spend a lifetime photographing or drawing doors, arches, shutters, and windows in old stone villages. Perhaps some have. But why?

Each stone mason had a functional solution for creating a strong opening in a wall. Some were ornamental arrangements, others were limited by availability of stone or time or creativity.  They are a part of a stone building where creativity is possible and would be noticed.

Each one has individual character. They have stood the test of time. Generations have passed by them and through them.

This doorway is on a narrow cobblestone street in Rochefort-en-Terre, France in the hills between Vannes and Redon in southern Brittany. Rochefort-en-Terre is a beautifully restored stone village. It is an ideal place to spend a sunny afternoon exploring alleys or enjoying a long lunch on a terrace.  Photo: 1/320 s at f/5

There are other photos from Brittany in my online galleries. Click the Photography link above.

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