Photographer's Note

In the streets of the medieval town of Domme (12km south of Sarlat), I watched an old couple walk slowly about, deep in conversation. Most of the time a small poodle was part of this conversation, but just as I took the shot it decided it did not want its photo taken and ran off.

Domme is apparently included in the 'official' list of the most beautiful villages in France - Les Plus Beaux Villages de France. It has most of its 14th century ramparts and gates still intact, and a lovely covered market in the main square. The towers of one gate in the rampart were converted into prisons in 1307.

Located at the top of a hill - quite a steep climb if walking from the neighbouring village of Cenac - Domme has marvellous views across the countryside, the Dordogne River and several chateaux. The medieval buildings have been meticulously restored, and yet many of them are now draped in gaudy tourist paraphernalia. The streets were quite crowded with visitors even in early July. Naturally, the restaurants and shops were well stocked with foie gras and truffles.

I suppose this shot doesn't particularly represent the streets of Domme, but I found myself lured from the centre into more quiet lanes by the progress of this couple, in the hope of getting a shot in a reflective moment.

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