Friday, March 11, 2011

Vingt-cinq

3rd Arrondisement

Why on earth would you buy a brand new door when you can just keep patching up the old one! I rather like the patchwork "panes".

Today's post of for all of my Paris Door Lovers that I've neglected of late.

17 comments:

Maya said...

Oooh, the colors and textures in this shot are great! Lovely.

mauropucci said...

Very nice!

BillDixon said...

Me, too. I love it.

Mister D said...

place du tetre - maybe

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The panes could tell interesting stories about this very old door... It appears that they gave up and just put in a piece of wood for that center pane... nice shot,V

Bises,
Genie

MadAboutParis said...

Where in the 3rd was this? Was I with you???

Pamela said...

I love this! My husband just wouldn't get it though!

Daryl said...

Reminds me I must get Toonman to replace the shutters

Vagabonde said...

My mother used to have an apartment in the 3rd – she liked the historical buildings but not the “wholesalers” who had many businesses around there. I and others in the US, I think, like this type of doors because we are not used to them and think them picturesque, but for many Parisians they think it is an eye sore – it all depends from one’s point of view! For example in Algiers, Algeria and also in Tunisia I used to try to take pictures of small streets with houses falling down, but I never took many because the people there would just stare at me.

TheChieftess said...

Definitely a charming aspect of Paris!!!

Starman said...

I suspect, considering how expensive some things are in France, that this was done of necessity, not choice.

Virginia said...

Mr. D and Mary, it was on that little street where all the art galleries were behind the Pompidou.

I think this door has more makeshift panes than glass ones. I agree with Starman, that this was an effort just to keep something there! I have another one right beside the Sainte- Merri church that is almost this sad.You have to admit though, that the colors of the squares is very appealing. Or should I put on my glasses???

Alexa said...

I wouldn't dream of replacing a door with this much character! Great shot, V.

M said...

What character! This Paris door lover loves this Paris door!!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

It is a study of serious dilapidation and neglect! The walls are peeling, the panes are disgraceful, but to those who love to thinks rot and decay, it is a piece of art. I think that for the neighborhood, it should be restored to its original loveliness. A very sad story about neglect in the big city! Honte!

Petrea said...

Paris has the most compelling doors.

Jilly said...

Absolutely fantastic. Adore the door and your photo of it.