Before I started writing La France Profonde, this sort of architectural detailing would just pass me by.
Now it piques my curiosity: what did this house, duly lined up alongside a number of non-descript dwellings, do to merit such intricate features?
And why the blue and yellow, so out of tune with the general color scheme in "le Bassin," or the Decazeville mining area?
Sometimes I'm tempted to just knock on people's doors and ask them these questions -- while there are still residents around who know the answers! But I'm not sure how warm the welcome would be...