The topics of this blog are Armand-Jean du Plessis, Cardinal Duke of Richelieu, and the IDEAL CITY built on his command next to his magnificent CHÂTEAU on the borders of Touraine, Anjou and Poitou, in France.

Friday, 12 April 2013

a cottage restored intra!muros

the cottage façade
 The ideal town of Richelieu is packed with 17th century buildings large and small.  In the small square called place Nicholas Lemercier, one of the more modest houses has just been restored with its façade completely renovated.  It has a rather picturesque first floor gable window with an unusual semi-elliptical masonry cap.  Perhaps this stonework has given problems of damp infusion, so over the years the roofers have constructed a simple tiled pitch on a timber sub-structure on the top to protect it.
The result is happy!
the pretty window restored
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2 comments:

Susan said...

Shouldn't that be intra muros?

Abbé Henri Proust said...

Yes -now it is!

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