We went out driving around yesterday. The purpose was to go buy some Touraine Amboise wine up in the village of Limeray (pop. 1,250), on the north side of the Loire, across from the town of Amboise.
I took a few photos. There's one of them: it's a building in the wine village of Pouillé (pop. 806), just up the road from us by 4 or 5 miles. It's typical of the area, with its brickwork trim. The building used to be used as the village hall, but that's now moved to the other side of the village. It was spitting rain yesterday morning, and it's supposed to be raining outside right now.
I love those brick corners to buildings. They make a house look rather grand. A little house below us in Le Grand-Pressigny has them, which makes me wonder if the owners felt they were posher than the rest of us, in our crumbling stone and flint cottages.ReplyDelete
It seems to me that this is a Sologne style, but maybe it's more widespread than that. There wasn't a lot of stone to build with in the Sologne region. I like the brick accents too.ReplyDelete
Well, if this isn't an image that says, "Town in France", I don't know what is :) Very nice brick trim :)ReplyDelete
I sometimes wonder if people who might read this blog don't picture "villages" as rural settlements with thatched-roof houses, sort of like The Shire in the Lord of the Rings movies. They're not like that at all. They look more urban than quaint, really.Delete
Brick quoins. I've never seen this before. The photo is very nice, but I think you need sunshine, as we do.ReplyDelete
Thanks for showing us this handsome building in Pouillé. I assume there are some caves there also?Delete
it seems an old townReplyDelete
All the villages and towns around here are old, but most have modern buildings and neighborhoods too. It must be the same where you live.Delete
Here is the web site of a Pouillé winery that we like, especially for Monsieur Leclair's nice, dry Pineau d'Aunis rosé wine.ReplyDelete
I like the little logo which means the winery is independent.ReplyDelete