Monday, March 28, 2011

Doors in France I

LE MARAIS
Recently a decorator requested a series of doors in France for a client.  As I began gathering them together for her, I realized how many I had accumulated and not shared with you. So, here you have the first in my new series, Doors in France! I fell in love with the colors here.

20 comments:

Laurent said...

You know I love doors too ! Great pictures Virginia.

Sérgio Pontes said...

The photo is very nice

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

Wonderful framing and details ...

Anonymous said...

I think it's an excellent idea!

Franje (from Toronto)

Harriet said...

My computer is giving almost a purple cast to the door knocker -- nice color to contrast with the wood. This photo leaves me asking myself: What used to be in the oval space? A name plate?

rob said...

Beautiful details, love this door.

MadAboutParis said...

I'm with Harriet...is it the ghost of an outdated door knocker or nameplate of a former resident? And what about the little metal patch? If only doors could tell their stories...

Virginia said...

Harriet, it does have a purble cast and the door greenish. I love it!

Daryl said...

I love how its been 'patched'

TheChieftess said...

One of your best door shots V!!!

Eleanor said...

I like this shot. Boy, I sure hope this leads to other 'commissioned' work for you.

Starman said...

I can't see the colors, but I can tell it's not black and white.

Peter said...

I guess you now saved the future of your Paris blog! If you are out of ideas, there are thousands of nice doors... and door knobs!

Virginia said...

Franje, thank you for visiting and leaving a comment.

Starman, I forgot for a minute that you were color blind!

Peter, I could bore you all to death with old doors and door knobs. Beware! ;)

Eleanor, Hope springs eternal!

I agree with all of you that this must be one of the more interesting doors with the metal work the outline of a plaque etc.

Alexa said...

As I've just been living in the Marais for the past 4 days, I really appreciate this one. SO beautiful, V! (It's late, but tomorrow I'm looking back at your posts that I missed while I was in Paris.)

Elizabeth said...

love love love the shapes in this photo. straight lines on the outside, curves within...

Suzi said...

Gorgeous. I often wonder who has graced the entrance into these doors.

Pamela said...

What is it about doors? Everyone always notices a beautiful door!
Now we are seeing doors as pieces of art in a living room...love it!
This one is gorgeous!!

Jack said...

This is very good, Virginia. The colors are a bit unexpected, the image is sharp as a tack, and the cropping or framing is successful. In Esperanto, the word for it is "unsperel," which, coincidentally, is my security word. My compliments, Ms. V.

Petrea said...

You could almost just do "Doors in the Marais." Impossibly beautiful.