August 9, 2011

Photo du Jour - Elegant

Old Door

This elegant old French door has an air of tropical decay about it.
Reminds me a bit of New Orleans.

Submitted to The Creative Exchange, hosted by Lisa Gordon.

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Food, Fun and Life in the Charente said...

Love these old doors but I always wonder what is behind them. Diane

Matteo Taffuri said...

Molto affascinante!
have a nicce day

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Living so near to New Orleans, I might agree with you. Those colors are so perfectly French and the aging or gentle decay contributes to the beauty of this door and your photo. Love this one.


urban muser said...

what a pretty doorway. love it!

Barb said...

Absolutely gorgeous! you would never find a door like that where I live!

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

What a lovely old door. A shame they've let it deteriorate.

Murissa Maurice said...

Nice image. It really calls to mind the shared architecture of New Orleans.

The Wanderfull Traveler

Genie said...

it also reminds me of south Florida where I grew up. It is a beautiful door and against the stucco makes for a lovely photo. Nice capture. Genie

Figs, Bay, Wine said...

Sort of plantation-chic. Old Cuba. What am I talking about? I have no idea. But I love it : )

missing moments said...

Perfect! Love photos of old doors ...

justine said...

love your shot and love your blog, how lucky you are to live in France!

lisa said...

What a beautiful photograph this is. There is just something about old doors, and this one is so wonderfully colorful.

Thank you so much for sharing this at The Creative Exchange.

Have a wonderful evening!


Chez Loulou said...

Moi aussi! I never see anyone in this house or its garden. Maybe they only come here in the summer? I would love to know its story.

Merci! Glad you like the photo.

The worn paint and that pale pink color remind me of the fading beauty of many New Orleans homes.

urban muser

Chez Loulou said...

I think it is gorgeous, too!

The entire house has a gently aging quality, as do many homes here. I think it often adds to their charm. :)

Also, the house has this amazing front garden that definitely feels like the Garden District.

How interesting! Where in Florida?

Chez Loulou said...

I know exactly what you mean. :)

missing moments
Me too. I'm kind of obsessed...

I feel very fortunate to live in France. It is a beautiful place!
I'm very happy to have found your blog and your photos. You have an amazing eye.

Thanks for stopping by to comment and thank you for hosting the event. I love it!

Pat said...

What a charming entry! The blue color, the carved pediment and the wrought iron work above are all lovely!

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What a great photograph. It makes me think of France in the spring. Beautiful!

Chez Loulou said...

This door totally captured my heart. Glad you enjoyed it as well.


Betty C. said...

It reminds me a bit of the decay on our house, except it is only 11 years old and, as you know, not nearly as charming!

Chez Loulou said...

I don't remember your house showing signs of decay.
Hope you're enjoying your weekend!