Thursday Doors – Saint-Savin

This week’s door is from Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe in Saint-Savin, France.

The church, a recognised UNESCO World Heritage site, is famed for biblical themed murals – many which date back to the late 11th Century.

Just like last week’s door, this one caught my eye not for the door itself but because of its impressive surround.

Bonne journée!


Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing your link in the comments section over at Norm’s blog, anytime between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time).

11 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Saint-Savin

  1. Doors like the ones you photograph do capture our attention. I remember my wife was on a trip in Quebec and she returned with tons of pictures of doors she liked. Therein is the challenge for you, being a tourist in your own city and finding the doors that capture your attention, and you can create a series – North Vancouver, Kits, Burnaby, West Vancouver, Downtown, Richmond etc.- You might want to cruise by ebike so it’s easier to stop and take pictures. Of course now I might have to start collecting my own door photos since I cast down the glove. LOL

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    1. Believe me, I’ve tried. The problem for me is that I much prefer old doors with character, which isn’t something I really see here in the lower mainland. Doors here just don’t jump out at me. And the whole biking thing right now terrifies me because everyone is out on their bikes – and the potential of viruses latching onto everyone is still there because people aren’t allowing for the extra space suggested between bicycles.


      1. I totally get what you mean about the difference between the doors. They really aren’t comparable. I have heard the same said about bread. No worries, I was just floating an idea. Marla, thank you for considering it. I am glad to know you are being careful.

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      2. It’s funny that you mention the bread because I’ve been thinking about the lettuce in France lately. It’s so much nicer. Completely random, I know – but Coronatimes is making us all a little funny in the head. 😝

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  2. I immediately thought the same thing as you mentioned: the details surrounding the door are so attractive. I find the most of the doors I feature come from trips to France to visit my s-i-l or to Philadelphia to visit our younger daughter. We just moved from the Chicago area and while our city had lots of very fancy doors as well as lots of ordinary ones, I, like you, am more attracted to the older ones with character, the ones that would look out of place on most homes now. 🙂 Not sure what I’ll find now that we’re in Arizona.


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      1. Oh, there are any number of good reasons. 😁. Right now they’re really getting hit hard and the area where my sister-in-law and brother-in-law live, in the Franche-Comté, is getting near drought conditions again.

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  3. A beauty! Around here it is most often about the surround as well. The door have usually long been replaced with more modern. But the surround tells the story. Beautifully captured here😊.


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