wrought iron grilling in toulouse
My wish, easy enough to accomplish, amounted to following a tourist map to the corner of rue Croix Baragnon and rue des Arts in Toulouse, France. I wanted to see the oldest house in Toulouse, dating from the 14th century.
I found it and took my photos.
When I do some research online, one moment I am focussed on the project, and in another instant I am somewhere else, far away, reading material I had not originally intended to read.
It is like reading a page and forgetting what I had read, because my mind had wandered somewhere between the distance at the end of the line on the page and the beginning of the next line.
A flâneur wanders. Meanders a bit from here to there. It is not a loss of concentration; it is experiencing another new moment, possibly unrelated to the previous one. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
I found the oldest building in Toulouse and took some photographs of it; and in the course of looking at it, I noticed the wrought iron metal grills on the other buildings around me. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
Each grill was different, every one; no two were alike. I began looking for a possible replica on another building in another street. I saw many many more of these beautiful and unique grills adorning the windows and balconies. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
Of course, I went online and did some research, looking for “wrought iron metal grills in Toulouse.” I wanted to know who made them. That was a mistake. I started to wander, again. (Click on any photo to see it larger and in more detail.)
These grills are beautiful. I’ve been struck by them, too. Great project! Nice pictures.
Thank you very much. I am sitting in a hotel room in Lyon at the moment and outside my window and across the building are more of these ornate wrought iron ‘sculptures.’