Mikeinlagardette

Mikeinlagardette

Posted on 06/02/2014


Photo taken on June  1, 2014



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Une Grange Dîmière?

Une Grange Dîmière?
In English we use a word of Anglo-Saxon origin, "tithe", meaning one tenth, and a tithe barn, or in French, grange dîmière, was used to store one tenth of all the local farm produce, which was a form of taxation, paid to the church or monastic authorities, to support the clergy.

I'm not absolutely certain that this is a grange dîmière, but it's considerable size in the otherwise tiny commune of Lourdoueix-Saint-Pierre makes me think that it probably is. Sadly, it's in poor repair, the roof on the opposite elevation has been severely damaged in a number of places, so after several centuries of service, unless remedial work is carried out, it's demise is inevitable.

Incidentally, "dîmière" is the origin of the American word dime, one tenth of a Dollar.

1956 Agfa Karat IV, f2/50mm Solagon lens, x2 yellow filter. Polypan F in Gainers original, stock solution, 8mins@21C. Scanned @2400dpi on Epson V500

Horst John, Nathalie Devermeille, Roger (Grisly), ╰☆☆June☆☆╮ and 10 other people have particularly liked this photo


13 comments - The latest ones
Frode Øen
Frode Øen
Nice work.
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette
Mikeinlagardette
Frode, thanks for your encouragement!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Gareth L Evans
Gareth L Evans
OUtstanding
3 years ago.
Mikeinlagardette
Mikeinlagardette
Gareth, thanks for your encouragement!

Best, Mike
3 years ago.
Robert Warren
Robert Warren
Very nice photo and great informations. We use the word "dime" in Quebec to designed what we should pay to the church once a year.
3 years ago.
Philippe_28
Philippe_28
Magnifique, j'adore !
12 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette
Mikeinlagardette
Philippe, merci beaucoup encore!
12 months ago.
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
╰☆☆June☆☆╮
Your beautiful capture is greatly admired

Historical & Architectural Gems
7 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to ╰☆☆June☆☆╮
June, please excuse the delay, but many thanks!
6 months ago.
Roger (Grisly)
Roger (Grisly)
Lovely image, a terrific restoration project !
6 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Roger (Grisly)
Roger, many thanks for your encouragement!
6 months ago.
Nathalie Devermeille
Nathalie Devermeille
Très beau n&b!
6 months ago.
Mikeinlagardette has replied to Nathalie Devermeille
Nathalie, mille mercis !
6 months ago.