Wednesday, 6 July 2016

Blue shutters

As I walk around the beautiful medieval Bastide town of Eymet I'm entranced by the blue shutters adorning many of the ancient houses, I can't get enough of them!
It doesn't seem to matter whether the paint is old and shabby or new and pristine.
It seems that any shade will do as long as they're blue.
Here are just some of those that appealed to me, I wonder if you'll have a favourite?

once painted a very dark blue
these ancient shutters  now appear almost black

down a narrow side street this townhouse has shutters that are now
a whiter shade of pale rather than blue

above the Café de Paris
(a favourite watering hole of British residents of Eymet)

situated on the market square this three storey building
houses a chic ladies dress shop under the arches

a tiny cottage down yet another narrow street
with side by side shutters taking up almost the front of the home

this pretty building has been lovingly restored by it's English owners
and is now a B & B,
ready to check in yet?

the smallest cottage I've seen to far
just one window on both floors
I hope you've enjoyed wandering around town with me today, next time  - a visit to Chateau des Milandes, former home of legendary performer Josephine Baker, plus a boat trip down the Dordogne river.


  1. No Favorites. I'd just enjoy being there.

  2. Oh I enjoyed these beautiful rustic shutters...not like our modern ones with no character...lovely blue colors too! I just read You are taking over Mosaic Monday and am pleased to hear it!

  3. I think I like the tiniest cottage best of all, maybe because of the turquoise slant to the blue shutters. I wonder what it's like inside. I enjoyed all the images. So glad you are taking over MM, Maggie!

  4. I like the three story chic ladies dress shop best, although they are all fabulous. The French certainly have style even when it's old a faded!

  5. I like them all! I love focusing in on a detail like this and "collecting" images. You should print a book when you return home.

  6. I love them all. That's what is so appealing about France, the shutters change colours in the different areas. I love the bright blue used in Charente Maritime, then the dark rich red in the Basque region. Lovely post, looking forward to joining you on the Dordogne river trip. I live so near and have never been on one.

  7. Hi Maggie! I like the last photo the most! So charming!

  8. Maggie, I am in the land of limited internet so I looked at many of your posts below this one. How nice of you to host Mosaic Monday. And oh, the food in that one below this one made me hungry all over again. But I had to make the comment on this one -- those fabulous shutters and windows. It's hard to pick a favorite but if that tealy color is on the turquoise side, that would be it. Or the blue!


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