Thursday Doors: Last Post from Montpellier, France

The following photos are my contribution to Thursday Doors, a door-lovers group hosted by Norm Frampton.

~~

This is the final week for me to post doors from Montpellier, France.  Though I only wandered around Montpellier for one day, I could have gotten lost in the side streets, botanical gardens, and among the interesting sights for several more.

Nearing the end of the day in Montpellier, my husband, son, and I made our way to the medical university and grounds. The University of Montpellier is one of the world’s oldest universities, established in 1289 by William VII of Montpellier.

IMG_0815

This is the fascinating “Montpellier France Languedoc-Roussillon Sundial” on the wall of the University.

IMG-20191122-WA0002
Photo by Nathan Cox.

IMG-20191122-WA0005

Beside the University of Montpellier is the Montpellier Cathedral of Saint Peter, which was built in the Middle Ages in the Gothic architectural style.  The cathedral has the status as a national monument.

IMG-20191122-WA0003

Rounding the corner from the front of the cathedral, we came upon this lovely bit of street art.

IMG_0826

This side door to the cathedral led us to a wonderful surprise inside.

IMG_0828

IMG_0839
Another side door to the cathedral.

After leaving the grounds of the university and cathedral, our final stop was a visit to the botanical gardens of Montpellier.

A trip inside the gardens is a must if you visit Montpellier.  It is the oldest in France, founded by Henry IV in 1593.

IMG_0851

Here’s a shot of my son, patiently “watering” a cat who was extremely thirsty.

IMG-20191122-WA0009
Another fun bit of street art. Photo taken by Nathan Cox.

Good bye Montpellier, see you next time!  I’m sure I’ll return as there are many more doors to capture.

If you would like to see more doors from all around the globe, visit Norm’s.

Thank you for stopping by!

13 Comments Add yours

  1. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful doors. I really like the interior photos. And those hinges, I love those hinges.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Thanks so much, Dan! I too loved the hinges, so grand. The church was awe-inspiring. It lended to an atmosphere of simply sitting a while and contemplating. =)

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Sheree says:

    Great photos, great doors!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m happy you enjoyed the doors and photos, Sheree! Sad to say goodbye to Montpellier, at least for now. =)

      Liked by 1 person

  3. I especially like the blue and red hues of the doors; and the fancy ironwork hinges. And thanks for helping a thirsty feline on your journey.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I have several red and green door combinations from my recent door-scursions around France. I’m tempted to do a Christmas door theme. Hmm. Thanks so much for commenting!! =)

      Liked by 1 person

  4. Norm 2.0 says:

    The Cathedral is stunning and I love the cute street art too. Your posts from Montpellier have left me captivated. I really would love to visit this place some day. Thank you 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. The church was certainly incredible. I have other photos of dainty street art around the city. I might do a post on it at some point. Thanks so much for the encouragment and comments!! I do hope you have the opportunity for a visit to France. =)

      Like

  5. JT Twissel says:

    Wonderful hinge work! So sweet of you to “water” the kitty.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. It was fun to “water” the cat … so cute and friendly. A hightlight of the day. =)

      Like

  6. Montpellier is now on my wish-list!

    Liked by 1 person

    1. I’m so glad!! Thank you for commenting. =)

      Like

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s