Walking in a northward direction towards the covered market, it doesn't take long to spot the first ghost sign, or rather ghost signs as there are at least three layers on this façade.
Two signs can be read without much difficulty. The difference in style seems to indicate they advertised two different businesses.
The sign for the shoe shop Richard was painted twice. For the second version, the sign painter used smaller letters.
A close look at the sign written on the first floor between the two windows reveals something was written before Maison de confiance (Trustworthy Shop) was painted.
The words that can still be deciphered are:
Ancienne maison [Formerly]
I haven't found what business was Pellereau in. Maybe this was one of the fashion shops found along the Rue des merciers?
Location: Rue des merciers, La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime / Pictures taken on: 18/08/2011