Ruined Archway with Cat

The little white cat strolled nonchalantly by the ancient archway and ignored the sign for the
The little white cat strolled nonchalantly by the ancient archway and ignored the sign for the “Expo” on the building beyond.

In Dinan I espied this peculiar portal. What was this archway originally a part of? It looked like a fragment of a once grand cathedral but now just a crumbling remnant crudely attached to a more prosaic building of stark white stone. Strange weeds grew in the little arches where light must once have passed through and the weathered stones formed a charming frame for a picturesque courtyard beyond. A white cat, the only other living thing there but me, meandered into the shot as I snapped the photograph and a red plaque attached to the building outlined by the archway pointed to an “expo”. What was being exposed I could not say for I did but snap and pass on. A white enamel sign indicated the view was on the “Street of the Wool Mill”, now sadly lost to the ravages of time. Such a peculiar melange of past and present at once charming and melancholy. Ah me. What a strange thing life is!

Weekly photo challenge:Broken

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