Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Step Inside


This charming courtyard almost lured me in.  I resisted the urge to sashay in and have a look around. I wish I had.

24 comments:

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Well seen and captured !

Bare bilder - Pictures only said...

Beautiful picture, and it makes me wonder what's behind the doors.

Have a nice day.

Berit.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

These courtyards are just so lovely. Really splendid ironwork, you almost expect to see a lady in a long gown and a parasol stepping out. That open window/door is such an invitation!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Lovely temptation, Virginia. All I can say is that this must have been taken prior to your surge of "courage" on the last trip! I ventured into one similar in Madrid recently and was shooshed out quickly by a guard (before I could click my camera)!
Bises,
Genie

Alexa said...

Oh, if only! (And what a beautiful composition too, V.)

Jean Spitzer said...

Me, too. Lovely photo.

Shell Sherree said...

Heh, I was about to say what Genie said about your recent derring-do. The view from back here is gorgeous.

Daryl said...

makes me think of New Orleans

Virginia said...

Genie, it was this last trip. I guess the open door made me think someone was close by. Maybe if I'd had some of my more daring companions I might have poked my nose in!

Daryl, It does look like New Orleans, but well you know what New Orleans is supposed to look like!

claudine said...

Vous auriez dû entrer dans cette cour ! Je vois que la porte de la maison était ouverte!

alice said...

Was it in rue de Turenne or rue Saint Paul, very close to la Place des Vosges? I think I know this courtyard and this wall on the right, covered by Virginia creeper...If I'm right, there is a painting gallery up to the stairs.

Yba said...

Your Paris is so charming!
Regards :)

tondire said...

Good thing you stayed away, I have this feeling Hannibal Lecter lives here!

Virginia said...

Alice,
Oui! St. Antoine. Une gallerie? Je suis désolé!

Claudine,
Jen'avais pas le courage! :(

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

Next time, don't resist the urge, just go for it .. I wonder what is around the corner ?

Harriet said...

Love the iron work!!! So nice that you share your beautiful photography with us. Merci.

Ninny said...

I wish you had, too, It beckons. How could you resist?

Liz

Virginia said...

Well it appears I have a very brave crowd of readers that find it easy to encourage my bad behavior. Well how about you all join me next visit , and we'll all march in together. I'll learn how to say, "Monsieur, I'm so sorry, please do not call the police. My friends here made me do it!", en français! :)

Katie said...

Such a lovely photo! Yes next time you need to be brave and just march right in like you belong there. Often these courtyards do lead to galleries or shops, and if not, I'm sure you could charm your way right into that open door for a glass of wine!

Virginia said...

Katie ,
HOme already or just finding a moment in Paris to say hello?? And you're right you know. If you have a little courage, you often get a nice surprise. :)

Virginia said...

Katie ,
HOme already or just finding a moment in Paris to say hello?? And you're right you know. If you have a little courage, you often get a nice surprise. :)

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Here is a photo of the couryard: http://verenasparisblog.blogspot.com/2010/04/rue-de-turenne.html. There´s a gallery inside.

jennyfreckles said...

You could have sashayed right into the house through the open door - we would have stood bail when you got arrested! It does look charming though.

James said...

I wish you had too. It looks so tempting. It's a beautiful shot though. I plan to be much more daring this trip. We'll see what happens. :)