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Monday, July 1, 2013

Paris In July: Doors of Paris (and more!)

Taking photos of doors is almost overkill, French or otherwise. 
After all, how many doors can you shoot?
How many of the same place? Do we like this view (because we were nearly killed getting it)...
...or this?
What about this? (Or can you really not tell them apart? Oh, yeah -- the guy in the blue jacket.)

France in general -- and Paris in particular offer so many options. 
There are shop doors.
You can find book stores...
Absinthe shops...
Artist ateliers.
Trendy fragrance shops...
 
And designer fashion shops. (Well, maybe not a shop. Not my kind of shop!)
Here's another look at that one, just for Judy!
There are doors to museums...
...and more museums.
 
...and still more museums!
There are doors that mark the home of the late famous.
Doors to mausoleums.
Doors to courtyards...
There are elaborate doors...
...gated doors...
...and even doors that represent a terrible time in world history.
Ah, but the best door is the one leading to the courtyard of the apartment where you are staying when you come home!
 
Next time I'll take you inside one Parisian apartment!

I'm very happy to be participating in Paris in July, a blog event celebrating Paris and beyond -- all things French are game. I will be posting Paris in July at least once a week -- maybe more!

Please visit Thyme for Tea or Bookbath for more links on Paris.

23 comments:

vicki (skiourophile) said...

Your photos are so lovely. It is a year since I was last in Paris, and I am desperate to go again! Doorways are so attractive, aren't they? -- all that symmetry and all that potential.

Tracy said...

LOVE this tribute to beautiful doors and entryways, Jeanie... I can't wait for another taste of Paris... *swoon* :o) Happy Days ((HUGS))

Lisa from Lisa's Yarns said...

LOVE THIS. I might need to try to link up and play along as you know I am ALWAYS happy to talk about France!

Speaking of which, I have made a kind of crazy decision... I have decided to go to Paris for Thanksgiving!!! I feel a little bit irresponsible doing this, knowing I likely have a cross country move ahead of me next year (which will be expensive) but I also feel like I have earned it. It will either be a CFA celebratory trip, or in the event I don't pass, it will be a last hurrah before I start studying again. I emailed the guy I rented an apartment from last time and the 2 apartments I am interested in in the Latin Quarter are available. :) So I might be staying just a hop, skip, and a jump away from Shakespeare & Co! :)

shoreacres said...

Ah - here we are, in the season of jealousy again as I stand like an urchin at the door and eavesdrop on all you lucky ones talk about being in Paris! ;-)

I do love doors, and this is a marvelous collection. The funny thing is, I recognized Shakespeare and Co. before I read the sign above the door. I have been lurking around these Parisian blogs for a while, haven't I?

We did have a record-breaking 107 in Houston this weekend and 105 here at my place. Everyone was in-doors, I want you to know!

Arti said...

I think the doors were marvels for me too when I last visited Paris in 2010. But I haven't got such an extensive collection of photos on just doors. Thanks for these wonderful pics, Jeanie. Haven't thought of participating this year, but you sure have piqued my interest all over again with this post about this annual Paris in July blogging event.

BLissed-Out Grandma said...

Oh, these are wonderful. Wish I had a croissant to eat while I go back and look at them again.

Nadia said...

Loved your photos of doors! Reminds me of a postcard I bought once that consisted of nothing but doors in Exmouth. I loved the variety of door colors and styles :) I'm looking forward to your post on the inside of a Parisian apartment.

Janet said...

Sorry I've been so absent recently but I think I'm back now. And just in time to enjoy all these beautiful doors. It may be overkill but I still enjoy them every time.

Joy Weese Moll (@joyweesemoll) said...

Beautiful! I love photos of doors, but I didn't grab nearly this many in Paris. Great job!

Joanne Huffman said...

There just can't be too many door photos. These are all charming and make me want to go to Paris,

Willow said...

Well these door I find fascinating . I am enamoured with the structures and I like the round tops ....cats meow for me. !

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Jeanie.....such beautiful photos. I've been to Paris....but not in July........went in April.....such beauty.

xoxo

Jo

~*~Patty S said...

wonderful doors Jeanie...I find they speak to me on many levels...we took quite a few snaps of them on our Britain and Ireland tour actually ;)

I am looking forward to more Paris posts and pics this month!

Hope you are doing well and had a good June
oxo

Marilyn said...

Now I must go visiting. Love the doors in Paris and I think I recognized one of them. The fragrances of that shop I am thrilled I can get in my city, as I love, love them. Thanks for the memories.

Bella Rum said...

i love pics of doors. I don't know why. Maybe it's the mystery of what's behind them.

wordsandpeace.com said...

ah, very cool!
I also did 2 posts on French doors, some time ago:
http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/08/23/i-love-france-30-french-doors-1/
and
http://wordsandpeace.com/2012/10/04/i-love-france-31-french-doors-2/

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh, I could never get enough, never overkill when it comes to doors for me. LOVE THEM. I think they're even more special when shown individually vs grouped because each has a story, or typically a question for me.

I'm taking a much needed blogging leave that I've fought FOREVER, but I will continue to visit with friends.
Hope you had a great 4th, Jeanie.
xoxo's

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful doors in all their variety, I love taking "door" pictures too. I think my favourite doors are very very old ones, with the marks of hundreds of years on them. Your very first one ticks my boxes.

Jenny Woolf said...

Wonderful doors in all their variety, I love taking "door" pictures too. I think my favourite doors are very very old ones, with the marks of hundreds of years on them. Your very first one ticks my boxes.

Barb said...

I loved all the different entrances - but that treat is what really makes my heart beat faster. Yummy!

paris parfait said...

All these charming doors are making me homesick for our own French door! I do miss living there - mostly it's the food! :)

Louise said...

What a great post. I love the doors of Paris too, and photographed quite a few of them on each visit.

William Gulliver said...

Parisian doors really convey classic and beauty. You will certainly be drawn to these doors no matter what. Modern doors in Paris still resemble those from the Renaissance era, which is why even if decades and centuries have passed, you can still feel the presence of history in the city. People don’t forget about the times gone by because they still value Paris’ old setup.
William Gulliver @ Up and Above Contractors

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