Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Stonewalled

Here are two stone walls I saw in Montréal (Yonne) a few weeks ago. They're both retaining walls built along the steep street where the lower town meets the upper town. And while the townspeople would prefer us to go in a certain direction, we are not obliged.

Walk this way, please.

The second wall had a door in it that has been sealed up. I don't know when or why, but it looks recently cleaned and/or renovated. The sculpture above the door looks like king François Ier's royal emblem: the salamander.

You really have to want to go through this door.


5 comments:

  1. Nice shots. I love those stone walls... and doors. That definitely looks like François' salamander.

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  2. Lovely picture of beautiful stone. The second one must be pretty big given the scale of the hitching ring! Pauline

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  3. "Nutrisco et estinguo."

    p.s. I love the stone. Just love it!

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  4. On the first sign, I find it funny that "Sens" is also a city in the Yonne...

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  5. stuart, thanks. The textures were amazing and so very different, and the two walls were pretty much across the street from one another.

    pauline, I think it was a standard door size.

    judy, excellent!

    betty, I thought about that, too. :)

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