Friday, 16 August 2013

A Clock in a Tower

This is one of the clock faces in the Tour de l'horloge over the Porte Picois in Loches. The Porte Picois is one of the Renaissance entries to the town of Loches, forming a gateway in the third (outer) defensive wall. It was built at the order of Francois I between 1535 and 1543, and is now the Hôtel de Ville (Town Hall).

 This is what the clock tower looks like photographed from the terrace by the Logis royal.


  1. That's quite a pitch to the
    roof of the house in the fore-
    ground of the second photo.
    Wonder what the builders had in

  2. Sheila: Don't know -- might be fashion as much as anything.