Friday, January 13, 2012

Doorways of Paris

Or rather 2 doorways. Everyone has seen myriad photos of painted Parisian doorways but these 2 caught my eye. The relatively simple one above, squeezed behind the Opera comique, caught my eye. I love the older painted transom while the new door has been left natural; mostly though I was drawn to the oval window above the door.This is an arrangement to be seen all over the city, notice the beautiful storefront above showing a similar gently arched doorway with oval window above. Baroque architecture lives on even in small things.


Renée Finberg said...

i don't have any idea why i adore
i do.
I used to take pic after pic in nyc.


The Devoted Classicist said...

A bulls-eye window above a door is one of my favorite motifs, and you found two very interesting examples!

Kerry @ Design du Monde said...

Wouldn't it be great if suburban America had details like these?

Ann said...

I love that oversized oval window. Gorgeous.

Windlost said...

what a perfect place. thanks for the great posts on paris - now i am craving another trip!!!

:) terri

Divine Theatre said...

I would love to have met the craftsmen who created these. I often wonder about the lives of the people who meticulously carved and painted these beautiful artifacts. What were they thinking about? Their families? Lovers? Nonetheless, their souls are evident in their work...very much unlike the entry in my home *sigh*.
Thank you for your comments regarding the dollhouse. Can you imagine the thrill of paying so little for an $8,000. piece? The furnishings have to be as stunning as the house, so it is slow going, as each piece is earned by my daughter!


HRH The Duchess of State said...

the shop building is perfection dahhling! such beautiful details.

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