Saturday, March 12, 2011

Sologne Architecture


This is a Sologne style building.  In between the timber, there's a mixture of mud and straw called cob, which is not visible from the surface. It's been covered up with a colored cement to protect the building from humidity...

This housing style is very common among old structures throughout the Sologne, which is a region of north-central France. Well-known for its hunting, the Sologne includes parts of the Loiret, Loir-et-Cher and Cher departments. The Sologne's northern boundary is the Loire River, so technically, this building, being just north of the river is not IN Sologne, but we can still refer to its construction style...

My town, La Ferté Saint Aubin, is often called the door to the Sologne...

BTW, Sologne is difficult to pronounce. It's a bit like soh lohn', but at the end there's a nyuh, but the uh part is almost not expressed.

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