Wednesday, April 13, 2011

What's behind the doors....?

















I love these huge doors/gates!! I took all of these photos on my last trip to Paris....sigh!!!

They usually open onto a small lane way that leads into a court yard that allows residents access to their apartments. You don't need me to tell you about how elaborate some of them are, how big they are and what amazing colours they are painted, because I think my photos speak for them selves......but I am always excited to get a glimpse behind these fabulous gates.....

....and some times, if you are very very lucky you get to have a really quick peak behind.


p.s.....I haven't forgotten my miniatures. I am working away on my new project ever so slowly!

17 comments:

Sionchi said...

Es una maravilla!!!!

Josje said...

That last photo, oh so tempting! I would want to sneak in and look at the coutyard in the background. What a wonderful thing to have if you live in a busy city, a little oasis.

Liberty Biberty said...

Ooooh, those doors are all beautiful! I think I'd sit there all day just waiting for them to open!
Mercedes

TreeFeathers said...

Beautiful photos, I love doors! That last pic is great, I've never actually seen behind one of those doors before.

- Grace

Christel Jensen said...

Dearest Linda:) I am fine, thank you for asking. It is just that I currently don't have a workroom due to selling our house. It is sold now so hopefully things will be better soon. I miss you all terribly and I am not at all proud of beeing so long away. Lovely doors and pictures as always. Hugs:)

Catherine said...

WOW another group of BEAUTIFUL photos. I just love these.

What an advertisement of promise those doors are. You know that what ever is behind them is going to be spectacular.

miniacollection said...

Great photos as always!
Geneviève

Patty said...

Linda, Oh my!!! I adore all of those doors! Especially the blue one with the cherubs on top!! How exciting that you saved the best for last!!! What an incredible peek into that entrance! I love it!

maria said...

I love all the pictures you shared with us,very very beautiful doors and the last one is so inviting, didn't you want to sneak in there?
I am slow now also with my dollshouse, somethimes normal life needs more time(and to much behind my p.c.).
Hugs
Maria

marlies said...

Beautiful pictures, you can't believe they have that much green behind those doors in a city like that! I want to walk trough to see more........
* marlies

Jean Day said...

Doors,lane ways and courtyards, how wonderful!! Don't you wish you could just fly into every courtyard to see what they are like! Mini Hugs, Jean

Julie said...

Linda, thank you for your comment on my downpipe. Now I shall go hunt for the similar one on the Louvre. In addition to hunting for the Statue of Liberty over in the Jardins de Luxembourg!

See your 4th photo in this post. See that 'things' on either side of the doors at the bottomm. What are they for, do you know? I am getting a collection of them. Firstly I thought they might be shoe-scrapers, but they are not all well-shaped for that. Then I thought they might be to stop the doors from slamming back, but they are often on the wrong spot for that. Any ideas? They are a massive array of shapes ... help!!

Monica said...

Oh to be sequestered behind a pair of these beguiling portals ... you just know there are secrets, daydreams and other enchantments going on within! Lovely photographs ...

art of living said...

Dear Linda,

I say just.... fabulous!
Great pictures!

Enjoy your weekend!

Jitka

Le Chateau des fleurs said...

Tres tres beau !
XO
http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

Julie-Ann said...

Love those doors and the detail around them. Did you venture in through the open door?

andrew1860 said...

Not only does Paris has the best architecture in the world but also the best doors. Thanks for the trip down memory lane!