A photo diary from the Languedoc region of France, particularly around the vicinity of Lamalou-les-Bains, my previous home town in France. Please see my new blog "Moorlands and Peak".
Monday, 2 August 2010
Maison Bailli, Boussagues
This attractive 16th century house in Boussagues was the residence of the Bailiff or Mayor of the town. Rumour has it that it was later used as a home by the painter Toulouse-Lautrec! The tower is topped by a pigeonnier or pigeon loft. In the 15th century pigeons were used as a means of communication by the aristocracy (as well as for food!) (Canon EOS450D, Sigma 17-70mm @ 23mm, 1/250s @ f/8.0)