For the first time in more than a year, circumstances allowed me to take another fabulous tour with Elyse.
The theme for this tour was Towers and Turrets. Who knew, but at one point, there were hundreds of such towers in town:
But fires and poor economic conditions and urban ‘renewal’ greatly reduced the number. Today, Toulouse still has nearly 50 such towers dotting the skyline – you just have to know where to look sometimes.
Elyse brought us to former cloisters (which in turn became former factory sites):
And to the teeny courtyard outside of the entrance to a discount clothing store:
And the courtyard outside of a shoe repair place featured a cool wooden staircase and gallery:
As did the courtyard of a building under renovation:
Plenty of hidden gems and then some of Toulouse’s more well-known towers, such as the Serta Tower:
And the Hotel Assezat:
Which also has really funky columns outside of a one door:
As usual, to see more photos, click on the link.