Travel Diary – Doors and windows of Paris

July 25, 2013


My love affair with Paris began as a little girl. I remember in 3rd grade having to write a report on France and knowing then and there that I was in love. Back then, it was the pictures in the encyclopedias that caught my attention: the color, the detail, the perfectness of it all. I had not seen anything like it.

As you know, I recently spent two weeks in Paris and London. It is taking me awhile to write about it because, quite frankly, I want to let it all jell in my mind and I want to savour every moment I spent with family in awe of this beautiful place. The city itself is a masterpiece of architecture, design, perfect vignettes and secrets around every corner. At times I felt like I was at Disneyland because it was all so perfect.


Today, I am sharing doors and windows of Paris and as you can see perfection was everywhere. Right down to the worn details of paint and how each of the different surfaces all work so well together. Perfection!


In the photo above, it is about the details you don’t see on first glance. Notice the the beautiful iron scrolls at the base of each door and of course how perfectly the bicycle is locked around the little red sign. It is if the photo was staged before I got there and beckoned me to take it.


Windows with shutters. Although not the same in style they match perfectly with color and tie the whole building together. A designers dream. Also, look how the plants are growing out of the window. I wonder what kind of garden is behind?


One of my favorite doors because you know it has a long history. You can see previous door knockers indented in the wood and the patina of green suggests many many years of good stories of the people that lived beyond the doors.


Another window, even the graffiti adds a special character that would look out of place anywhere else.

Next time, a visit to the bookstores of Paris….also a designers haven.

Have a great day.

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