Monday, January 6, 2014

Poussez!


Peter Olson has taught me many, many things about Paris, but one of the first things was "pushing doors", as he calls it.  The huge double doors usually lead to interesting courtyards and are most often locked. He and I have slipped in a few after a postman or resident has punched the code. If you are very lucky, they have been left unlocked.   This day, as we strolled along Place des Vosges, I was the door pusher and........voilà!  We had a grand time snapping away until a housekeeper spotted us and asked us to stop. I took this one as we scooted out the door!

11 comments:

Alain said...

Et même un nain de jardin !

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It would be too hard to resist, especially when rewarded with images like this :)

Vreni said...

I've been to the same courtyard in December! No housekeeper in sight...

Kate said...

Love a woman with a sense of adventure. Peter is very wise, too!

Jeanie said...

My friend Jerry's courtyard was one of my favorite parts and memories of Paris -- I always got excited as I punched in the code! This is a wonderful photo -- especially for a woman on the run!

sillygirl said...

This would make a wonderful jigsaw puzzle - that way you could linger of the photo for a long time and touch each little place.

Alexa said...

Beautiful courtyard! Can't imagine that anyone would want to chase Peter away, can you? And yet . . .

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Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Such a beautiful view..
Happy New Year Virginia... May you find joy in each day.
blessings,
Penny

Jack said...

I always operate on the theory that it is easier asking for forgiveness than for permission.

What else has Peter taught you?

William Kendall said...

It's a very appealing place to photograph!