Goldsmith Turret, Troyes, France, photo by John Ecker, Pantheon Photography
GOLDSMITH TURRET, TROYES, FRANCE: The prominent feature of this house is its turret. It is known as the Goldsmith Turret and was home to jeweller Francis Roize. The neighbourhood along rue Paillot Montabert has been home to jewellers and goldsmiths since around 1300. Most houses here date from 1530 onward, following the great fire of 1524. Walking the narrow streets of Troyes is quite amazing. The half-timbered buildings seem to hang over the streets. The city even pays tribute to its architectural heritage with its manhole covers, which include a half-timbered design.
Photo illustration by John Ecker | Pantheon Photography