Le Lavoir - Chaboussant by Pamela Jayne Smith

A little way along from Le Chaboussant – Beauvoir I spotted some sort of Hut – I decided to look further – to my delight I found this old and delapidated Lavoir (wash house)- I am thrilled to have found this knowing that it has been here for a hundred years or so – I found some local history, I can’t imagine trailing across the field to get to this to do my washing as houses are quite far away – but then that’s what they did! After we left this area we spoke to a kindly elderly Frenchman who told us where Le Source is – I showed him this and he was very kind and said it is part of another source – merely a pond! I would have stood and chatted to him all day (he understood me and I understood his Patois accent!) it was a tad too chilly to stand around though,but we did find out he was born in the house just next door to us! Amazing :)

The Chaboussant circles Lezay starting at Le Source in Beauvoir travelling around Lezay and back to the pond at Beauvoir.

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We live in the West of France in the Poitou Charentes region, I love where we live and take a lot of inspiration for photography from the countryside and wonderful regions around us.

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  • Sean Farragher
    Sean Farragherabout 5 years ago

    amazing find

  • Thank you Sean – I was so thrilled to find it – just a little walk away from my newly found Oasis :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • stephaniek
    stephaniekabout 5 years ago

    What a great shot and find Pamela!! So interesting!! ;-))

  • Thank you so much Steph – I think I might have to take my wellies next time or go in summer to get another angle :)

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Roger Jewell
    Roger Jewellabout 5 years ago

    Excellent scene and story

  • Thank you so much Roger for your lovely comment and for stopping by it is greatly appreciated :))

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...about 5 years ago

    Beautifully captured and a great interesting story

  • Thank you so much Kathy :D

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • ChelseaBlue
    ChelseaBlueabout 5 years ago

    Lovely image, so rustic

  • Thank you ever so much CB :D

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Esperanza Gallego
    Esperanza Gallegoabout 5 years ago

    I really love this, great textures, wonderful capture :)

  • Thank you so much :D

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • CeePhotoArt
    CeePhotoArtabout 5 years ago

    Wonderfully captured!! :D

  • Thank you kindly Cee – I plan to go back with sunny skies!

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • carlosramos
    carlosramosabout 5 years ago

    Awesome capture !!

  • thank you ever so much Carlos :D

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • colindove
    colindoveabout 5 years ago

    “Thank you so much Colin as always :) I think we are on a par now for aged images :) have you seen my latest? Lavoir – sorry it’s another aged one ;D”

    Thanks Pam for bring this one to my attention, as being on the other side of the planet, I tend to miss your new creation advertised.
    And yes, I could live in that, though on second thoughts,…winter is still on in Paris.
    Adding you experience with the elderly gentleman adds so much interest to the capture. I never knew these existed for the washing of clothes.
    Great find, and especially an ‘old’ neighbour,..fantastic
    Hugs from Colin and Belle xx

  • Thank you kindly Col :D I never knew this one existed, but they have been clearing the land around about! The old gentleman was lovely, hopefully we will come across him again someday! Yes it is quite cold here – we are about 400k away from Paris and in a slightly milder climate – being near the Gulf Stream! We are now hitting the heady heights of 12 degrees – but raining :( Love to you both = Pam x

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

  • Alan Findlater
    Alan Findlaterabout 5 years ago

    excellent work well done

  • Thank you so much Alan :D

    – Pamela Jayne Smith

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