June 13, 2011

Photo du Jour - le Café?

Old Café

An old, shuttered up home in the center of our village.
I don't know its history but am not sure it was really a café. It doesn't have the appearance of a café front, so it seems to me that the owners just playfully painted the sign above the door.

This week's contribution to Your Sunday Best, hosted by A Rural Journal.

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spacedlaw said...

It must have been at some time. The sign remained and the rooms evolved.

Veronica said...

In the Andalusian village where we are now, almost none of the shops look like shops. They're just people's front rooms. Some of them don't even have signs, because in a small place with a stable population, everyone knows where the shops are. Perhaps this was something similar.

It is really odd going into a front room and finding it full of chiller cabinets with bits of pig in them :)

Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Whatever, it makes a great photo. Diane

Jean said...

Such houses are fascinating - one can ponder endlessly about its past. Great photo.

A Trifle Rushed said...

We have quit a few houses with cafe or bar written on the exterior in Brittany! I do wonder what their story is!?

Carina said...

If they ever opened up as a 'cafe' again, I'd certainly be willing to drink a coffee there and soak up the charm.

Mlle Paradis said...

i'm going to pass on the mystery of the cafe and go straight back to your cherry post.......yum, yum, yum!

happy third week of june! (already?)

Murissa Maurice said...

Love the picture!
Perhaps a playful way to joke with the tourists?

The Wanderfull Traveler

MAISON de BALLARD Blog said...

I love old buildings and architecture. This is a great photo. thanks for posting!

helen tilston said...

I like the mystery in this picture. It invites questions. Thank you

Nancy @ A Rural Journal said...

Charming. :)

Thank you so much for joining in at YSB this week, Loulou. I truly appreciate it!

suzie said...

whilst wasting an afternoon browsing I came across your blog…….I wonder where you are? I live in Aude and share your passion for cheese!!

Chez Loulou said...

I didn't think it could have been because the facade looks too much like a house. Maybe I'm wrong?

Great story! Maybe this place was like that.


I wonder about it every time I walk by. We do have a neighbor who might know...I should ask him.

Chez Loulou said...

A trifle rushed
I've never seen one with such a simple painted sign. I'll have to look out for others.

Our village used to have a few cafés, now there's only one. It has a great terrace for enjoying a drink in the summer!

Mlle Paris
Yes, already...

Chez Loulou said...

No...the village doesn't get enough tourists to warrant any jokes being played. :)

Maison du Ballard
I love old buildings too. Especially with lots of texture, faded shutters, peeling paint, etc. Glad you enjoyed this one.

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