Friday, 5 March 2010

The House of the Lyre

This attractive balcony is in rue de l'Horloge (Clock Street) in Preuilly, but I don't know what the significance of the decorative motif is. The building was once a shop, with residence above.

Roger Lezeau tells a story about Ludovic Marteau, who was the occupant of this house in 1920. Marteau was a tinsmith, and in his youth, had been part of the team who built the new tower on the abbey after its collapse in 1873. He made a cock for the finial and when he put it in position, left a red sash draped over it. The next day he was asked to go and retrieve it.

Susan

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