Thursday, September 22, 2016

market day #10

A sad sign of the times.  Since the attack on Nice earlier this year two huge lorries are parked at the top and bottom of the main drag in Villefranche on market day to prevent anyone driving into/at the crowd.

Thursday, September 1, 2016


I bought this key a few months ago and recently a friend of mine showed it to the director of our local museum.  I had thought it might be 17th century but it turns out to be from the end of the 15th - around the 1470s or 1480s.  It would have opened  a coffer or box rather than a door.

Over 500 years old - I can hardly get my head around it.