February 15, 2011

French Doors

Green Door

Door in le Castellet

Cognac Trip

French windows, shutters and doors are pretty much irresistible if you ask me.

They can be freshly painted in vivid colors or primitive and falling apart. They can be quiet and understated or even staring back at me.
I love them all.

Blue Doors

French Vineyards


Paris Blue

The Doors Have Eyes


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Sharon T said...

What beautiful photos. My husband and I fell in love with the doors and door knockers in Italy. I have so many photos I feel I could turn them into a book!

Michelle said...

They are all so beautiful!!

I could design a house around a door, just sayin'.

Barbara@HausDesign said...

Beautiful photos! I posted some pictures from our travels in Europe (including some from France) here if you'd like to take a look: http://bjdhausdesign.blogspot.com/2010/12/doorways.html

Diane said...

Love them all but especially the 3rd and the 5th ones. Diane

Mlle Paradis said...

Salut! No arguments from me. I feel quite the same about French doors and shutters. (Sigh!) All beautiful pics and the one with the "eyes"! You don't see doors like that everyday.

Thanks for your note over at Passage Paradis, yeah I posted that half asleep. It is Chartres. And I meant that I would be happy to run away to there instead.

I'm sure it's not any consolation but I have understood from some ex-fonctionnaires that they found their jobs quite as soul-destroying. Sad isn't it?

So yes, just think about cheese! A bientot!

Joy said...

You need to make of poster of these and a few more. I had a friend who gave me a poster he made called The Shutters of Arles". It's hanging in my office and I love it!

Unknown said...

So much more interesting than Parisian doors! These look like the bearers of secretive passages and mysterious characters!

Kate said...

Those blue doors are speaking to me. I'm sad we live in a rental, because now I want to paint my door.

Anonymous said...

I would pick #2, 4, 6 in different color, 7, 8 with some minor repair work or #10... They are all quite interesting in their own way...

Betty Carlson said...

I've been taking a lot of door and window photos lately -- I may be catching your obsession!

Emm said...

Beautiful doors. The first one is especially intriguing, with the littler cat (?) door down below.

spacedlaw said...

Great collection!

Forest said...

great photos - a really nice range of doors that make you want to see what's behind them!

Jennifer said...

Aren't the wonderful? I have some good shots from Italy as well.
You could make a wonderful book for yourself with your photos!

Glad you enjoyed them!

Thanks for sharing your doors. I loved seeing them and it made me wish I had tagged each one like you did.
When I do a post about French windows I will make sure to do that.

Jennifer said...

I love that 3rd one too. It was taken in the Charente, in a village near Cognac.

Mlle Paradis
I love those eyes! So unusual.
Your photos were really lovely. I've been to Chartres but all I remember was seeing the cathedral. I'll have to go back and see the rest of the city.

Yes, I'm sure that being a fonctionnaire would be extremely boring. Not a job I would want to do day after day!

I've just recently made one with a blue door I took in Paris last December. There are some great websites now where you can upload your photos and order prints, posters, etc.

Jennifer said...

Actually, two of them were taken in Paris! #4 and #7
I have many, many door photos from Paris, taken mainly in the Marais and Montmartre.

But you do have the best pale pink kitchen. Ever.

I don't know which one I would say is my favorite. The choice is too difficult!

I have some great window and door shots from my visit to Aveyron. And a beautiful blue door from our trip Albi as well.

Jennifer said...

Yes, it is a little cat door.
I think that one has a very charming, cottage-y look about it.

Merci! I have many more on my Flickr page too.

I especially love getting a glimpse into the courtyards behind the big doors in Paris

Anonymous said...

SO nice ! I discover your blog, so wonderful, I'm french but live in Germany and I miss the market, the french food and MY cheese !!! Thank you for this nice moment I have spend.Christine

Jennifer said...

Thank you for commenting. I'm glad you enjoy Chez Loulou!

Ann said...

There's so much possibility here! What a lovely idea for a photo series -- thank you for sharing!

Jennifer said...

You're welcome! Glad you enjoyed them.

Melissa said...

French doors only come in second place to French shutters. God, I love their architecture!

Jennifer said...

I love French shutter too! Glad you enjoyed the photos.