Monday, August 27, 2012

Je suis parfait



Some doors in Paris just beg NOT to be repainted. This is one of them. 

17 comments:

Malyss said...

To reach that point, this door had a long life, saw a lot and all kinds of things. The look it has today is its way to tell us stories..

Peter Olson said...

I agree. However, if you give me the address, I will go and check and see what happened to the door after your visit. :-)

Joe said...

Hi V... I agree. It would be sacrilegious to paint this door. It has such character.. J.

Sketchbook Wandering said...

Such colors & textures, it begged you to photo it & to share it with us! Merci! Rita

Alison said...

This door does beg, however, to be opened. I hope Peter gets a chance to try it out!

Kristie Franklin said...

I couldn't agree with you more! Love the finish and door knocker on this one. :)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

If something looks good, leave it alone! This door looks like it's received many, many visitors Virginia!

Cezar and Léia said...

C'est magnifique!
Léia

Natalie said...

Aging with grace, not hiding the wrinkles and scars...
These doors are the storytellers indeed for those who can listen like you Virginia.
Me too never can just pass by without pausing for a sec.

Alexa said...

I couldn't agree with you more, V. It's a beauty!

Petrea Burchard said...

Just beautiful. I'm trying to age my house in exactly the same way.

Owen said...

"Knock, knock, knocking..."

A fine find... hard to imagine though what was going on there, looks like they started to strip off the old paint, but stopped... Peter is right, this needs to be checked up on regularly, it may be evolving...

Francesca Muir said...

Oh SO beautiful. Have a lovely day F x

Murissa Shalapata said...

I love the orange, this image reminds me of Fall with the decaying paint and colours. Although it could also be the weather lately.

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Virginia said...

Peter and Owen,
Je regrette that all I can remember is the Marais. Maybe you'll hunt it down for me?? :)
V

Kiki said...

:)
I have literally hundreds of photos like this and I can NEVER pass by a lovely old door without stroking it....
Thank you Virginia; made me smile!

ARA said...

Ah but wouldn't you like to see what it used to be? a portal to the past? :)