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Mini-series photos of the first week of February, 2014

Sarlat on the corners of streets

 

Lamppost in the corner of an alley - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... sweetness of the light on fair stones of the old walls ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6681 - series Photo of the week


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Sarlat is a typical French town of black Perigord, country of the foie gras.

I had the opportunity to spend two short days there, who allowed me to make a brief report (in French) of about sixty photos published on my other site of the Photographic visits, under the title, Sarlat in some blow of eye (Sarlat en quelques coup d’œil).

The photos of this page come to complete it by views which lend themselves more to the musing, it seems to me.

 

Article extracts from the magazine 'Le Magasin pittoresque' of year 1850.

SARLAT (Département de la Dordogne).
The little town of Sarlat, administrative center of a district which we sometimes call black Perigord, is situated in a somber and profound valley surrounded with mountains covered with sweet chestnut trees. Its little known history became confused with that besides of Perigord : it is likely that the frequent floods to which it is exposed and its estrangement of any big communication route would have made it abandon formerly of its inhabitants, if it had not been the seat of a old bishop's palace. Its title of administrative center of canton, its business, keep it a sufficient activity today.
It is sad : its streets are tortuous, but they are lined, for the greater part, with elegant houses of Gothic style, and especially with style of the revival. Those of the period of François Ier and Henri II are the most pleasant.
We give as example the house where was born Etienne La Boetie.

Engraving of 1850 of the house of Boetie - reproduction © Norbert Pousseur
In ' Le Magasin pittoresque' year 1850
The shop window on the street was a 'Tobacco store'

Gable of the house of Boetie - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

The facade reminds the nice time of the revival. A lowered main entrance opens between two columns surrounded with strips and topped with capitals covered with fantastic animals. Three floors overcome the rez-de-wearing ; in each of both first ones, we see a single window between two pilasters covered with medallions; above is a very-acute front wall with gargoyles and frizzy hooks, and a crossing with two topped pilasters.

Il est probable que les fenêtres actuelles des deux étages inférieurs ont remplacé des croisées semblables à celle du troisième. Entre les deux fenêtres du premier et du deuxième étage, on lit l’inscription suivante :

The inscription  on the house of Boetie - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur
" Etienne La Boetie, the famous friend of Michel Montaigne, was born in this house on November 1st, 1530. "




Photography of the week 6 of 2014

General presentation The same in spanish :
Sarlat a las esquinas de las calles
The same in french :
Sarlat aux coins des rues

 

 


 

Man in the door of the closed down church  St Marie - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... hesitating in the door of the market hall ...       Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6684




 

Young man enters two streets - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... young man, some streets farther, but almost the same attitude, as unsettled ...      Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6617



 

Table on terrace - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... small private place opened on the street ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6428



Windows in very narrow alley - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... at the end of alley of hardly 2m of wide, and windows which open on almost nothing ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6598


Devil's head in shop window - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... look of devil on the passers-by ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6652


Perched statuette - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... perched at the level of roof, solitary, which and for whom ? ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6791


Girls walking at a fast pace - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur

... a sleepy city, but an alive and kicking youth ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6761


Back of the church Sacerdos - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur... some details of architecture which remain enigmatic ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6747


Manhole cover in the salamander - Sarlat - © Norbert Pousseur... the salamander, the the coat of arms of the city, finds itself even on the old) manhole cover ...     Photographie Norbert Pousseur
Sarlat - 2012 - Num 21 Mpx - 5d2c_6694

 

General presentation The same in spanish :
Sarlat a las esquinas de las calles
The same in french :
Sarlat aux coins des rues

 

 

 

Previous series :
For the fiftieth anniversary of the relations China-France
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To the presentation of photographs weekly
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Black trees in the white snow

 

 

 

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