one of the most beautiful towns on the French Riviera
A window in the medieval village of Gorbio.
Villages near to Menton: Gorbio
Oh my. It makes me wonder how old the wood is, not to mention the stone. Beautiful.
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Jilly,Interesting photo, looks like the poles can be pushed out with one hand,,,,umm - police, old prison's a theme going on here...Joanny
Makes me think that the word 'window' means 'wind's eye,' so....Good one!
Great title Jilly !:-)
My first thought was a medieval jail cell with bars.
Jilly, David Lebovitz was in your area recently.http://www.davidlebovitz.com/His blog is about food but he has some nice pictures of Menton.
Nadege thanks for that information. I plan on writing David and asking if I can link to that article one day. I too have eaten at a Mirazur and it's fascinating to see it written about by a real foodie.
Buildings in Vieux Menton have made so many mutations over the past 600 years, and ventilation was always a challenge. Our one-window apartment had an internal port hole (only it was square) giving out onto the building's stairway. It was too small for a trangressor but provided marvelous relief during La Chaleur in 2003 because our building had no front door at street level. The dark, steep stairway insured security. And Menton is a very peaceful town.
Love the caption to this fabulous shot!
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