Whenever I'm out and about with my camera
I'm always looking for fences, walls, gates and doors
I took most of these photos in Provins
a couple of years ago.
It is an ancient market town which sits
on the original trade routes.
This old fence has been softened with a creeper
found on many walls and fences in France.
I think these old style gates
are both practical and beautiful.
When my daughter was replacing their gates
this was the style they chose.
Times have changed and there are few blacksmiths left
in the countryside these days,
young people want to work in the large cities
rather than take up one of the 'old school' trades.
Sadly the quote they were given was prohibitive
so they have settled for a much simpler version
to come within their budget!
I'm joining Theresa
of The Runaround Ranch Report
Take care and
be kind to one another