Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Around and About - A few more wells

 Another blog on the subject of my fascination with old wells; here are a few more photos taken over the past year. I apologise for the fact that some of the photos will not enlarge; it appears to be a Google thing that I cannot overcome - suggestions welcome!!
Seen at the side of the road just outside Chasseneuil-sur-Bonnieure.

at Jayat; oh if only it could speak!!

 at Chevalere, as are the next two photos

The marigolds in the trough were sadly almost over when I took this photo

There was some restoration work going on around here, so maybe the well will also undergo some improvement. It's obviously had a hard life!

at La Rochette

also at La Rochette, with the small chateau in the background.

La Rochette Chateau was built in the late sixteenth century. Its last private owner sold it to the town commune in 1946.  The commune then demolished the outbuildings and refurbished the chateau for use as the town hall. I understand it also has a large ballroom with a glass floor.   The chateau was registered as a historic monument on 3 July 1992


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28 comments:

  1. That stone well was really something.. I don't remember ever seeing one with a stone roof... very cool...keep 'em coming... I do love those pics!

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  2. I like that second well best, looks like it's a very solid construction. The chateau is a great looking building. Glad it was restored.

    Thanks for the Thanksgiving wish.

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  3. Its nice to have projects, and your 'Well Project' makes for some very interesting subjects! Hope you are keeping warm in the UK.

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  4. lostpastremembered I think that maybe the only one I have seen with a stone roof, we will see when I look for my other pictures :-) Diane

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  5. Gaelyn it is one of the smaller chateau that I have seen, but it is well restored and looked after. Diane

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  6. Vera it is freezing this morning, snow further North, but we may well get it later today. Last night some places were -5C !!!!!! I hate it and I want my wood burner that is in France :-( Diane

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  7. I would love to live in a small chateau with a well. xxxxxx

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  8. Diane so would I so long as I could afford servants to do the house keeping LOL. Diane xx

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  9. I was fascinated with wells too; I remember seeing some like the ones in the pictures and immediately dreaming up some story involving someone trapped inside and a rescue mission!

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  10. Taste of Beirut, that is interesting as I often listen carefully to see if there is anyone, or thing down there:-) Diane

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  11. Thank you for posting. These photos are really interesting finds.

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  12. Olga thank you for your visit. I hope that I have a slight artistic streak and maybe I can learn a lot from your blog. Diane

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  13. I love the pictures in this post. I also love the snow scene you have in your header. I hope you are having a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  14. Thanks Mary for your comments. Hope you have a wonderful few days with your family. Take care Diane

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  15. Diane, thanks for sharing those wonderful photos again. Hope you're having a fabulous day!
    Blessings, Kristy

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  16. Hello Diane!!
    Sorry I was so busy these last days and couldn't come and say hello on the blogs!
    I as thinking of you with this cold weather, it must quite harsh in England... so I see on your new banner!!
    Snow fell a few km from our place in the night but the sun is present today, between clouds! tomorrow is a different story, as I see on news!!
    I enjoy your old wells!
    As you say, it would be great to hear each one's story!
    Keep well and warm!
    Cheers!!

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  17. These are really great, what a collection of well photos you have, Diane!

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  18. Kristy, thanks for the comments, hope that you are having a good day. Diane

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  19. Noushaka this photos was actually taken last year in France when we went over for New Year. We had to drive home in this. We have not had snow where we are in the UK yet but.... I though thought the photo was very suitable for the next couple of months!!
    Have a good weekend, keep warm. Diane

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  20. Thanks JM, there are a few more well photos left which I will post later next month. Have a good weekend. Diane

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  21. These wells are all so interesting. Is it really snow in the Uk in your new banner photo.

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  22. Hi Lindy, no not snow here in the UK. That was in France last Christmas! We only just managed to get home :-( It would have been great if we had of been stranded in France :-) Diane

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  23. Such lovely wells, Diane! My favorites are the second one and the last one. I just love how they feel like they're from a different era...magical, almost!

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  24. Faith the second one is quite special in that it has a concrete roof. I think this is the only one I have seen but I will check my other photos. Diane

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  25. I totally get the fascination. They're gorgeous! I love anything with a history. =)

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  26. Ree you know I used to hate history at school, we had such a boring teacher! Now I love anything to do with the past and I am happy to delve into history. Thank goodness for the internet!!! Diane

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  27. How lovely! I wish we had wells here in California...I've never seen even one in my life.

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  28. Indie.Tea, I am sorry you have never seen a well, some of them that are looked after are quite beautiful. Have a good weekend. Diane

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