‘m now able to do some illustrations from some of my photos of France… I finished this on the plane, it’s a pigeon house.
Pigeon houses were a symbol of noble authority and property. Only one pigeon house could be built on a property ; the landlord raised domesticated couples for food, hunting and droppings (fertilizers).
Built around a pole allowing to reach the pigeonholes (boulins), dovecotes usually have an upper level housing pigeons and a lower level used as shelter. Both are separated by a "larmier", a device preventing rodents from climbing up to the upper level.
I hope to re-create some of the images on a quilt.