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Sunday, 28 March 2010

First floor ladders – a disappearing sight in Touraine

The sight of a ladder propped up to a first floor mansard window or entrance used to be a typical sight in Touraine, when houses didn't have internal staircases and a wooden ladder was the only way to access the storage space above the living quarters. As houses are renovated to include internal staircases, this is becoming a rarer sight. These two examples come from Céré-la-Ronde.


Jan-Tore Egge said...

I guess they trust their neighbours.

Jim's Loire said...

JT: This is rural Touraine and in any case the mansard windows look to be locked.

Jean said...

I think I have seen several around LGP. I will look out for them now you have reminded me.

Jim's Loire said...

Jean. I'm there will be some around your way, although like here gradually disappearing.