Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Place de l'Opéra - Une Porte


How many times have I come to the street from the Métro to the stunning presence of Opéra Garnier and not glanced to the right to see this amazing door.


This day I got a bonus with a zoom-zoom, too!

8, rue de l'Opéra


Ma chère amie, Malyss, of Chronicles from the Shore in Southern France has posted a guest photo that I sent to add to her collection of benches in her other blog, Benches on My Way. She has two beautiful blogs and I want to get to her area this next year to meet her in person.

34 comments:

Sylvia K said...

Oh, what a gorgeous door! And a terrific capture, Genie! Your photos are always such a delight! Hugs, mon ami!

Sylvia

Rob-bear said...

I always adore your door pictures, Genie!

Richard said...

Finalement, il y a porte et porte. Celle-ci est majestueuse tout en étant toute en finesse.

Parisian Heart said...

It IS beautiful ... and you and Eric must have been on the same wavelength today!

Linda C. said...

I love pictures of these doors in Euope...beautiful!

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour Genie!
Very well done my friend, this door is magnificent and I love the composition with the beautiful woman in that motorcycle.
I also visit "Benches on my way", and your picture is really great, congratulations!
bises
Léia

Gringo said...

Ah, face to face with the door!

Malyss said...

Sometimes ,we did not realise that things we say every day are real treasures!
Thank you for the links! and i'm already waiting for you! :o)

PerthDailyPhoto said...

What a gorgeous door to see when coming up from the Metro! I loved your bench from Pere Lachaise on your friend's blog Genie and am amazed at how many amazing benches she has found. I will definitely be looking at more.

brattcat said...

I think you and Malyss will have such a wonderful time together. May a gentle breeze lead you to her door.

cieldequimper said...

Elle est magnifique.

Ninny said...

Those doors are gorgeous! I wonder if they are heavy to open? Or is there a smaller piece of the doors that open?

jill815 said...

What glorious doors. You know, I didn't realize it until recently, but I have a thing for doors and Paris has some of the best! I liked the door you showed recently with the doorknocker too. Thanks for this picture. I just got a little Paris/door boost.

M said...

Amazing door! And the zoom zoom lady is so very Parisian! Wish I was coming out of the métro at Opéra avec vous aujourd'hui!!!!

This is Belgium said...

the bike woman is pretty cute too ! she is in the perfect spot.. not blocking your Opera door.

Deslilas said...

Good lesson how to learn to see what we don't notice usually !

Maria said...

I love your photo's and France!
I lived there for some years and now back in Holland again. Hope to go there in september. Is the upper photo from Isle de la Cité?
I was there last year in Hotel Henri IV at Place Dauphine, cheap but very good hotel.
Maria

Alexa said...

Now, THAT'S a door! (Could say the same about the bike.) I can see how you might miss this when faced with the splendor of the Opéra Garnier—so I'm very glad you didn't this time.

Rob and Mandy said...

Une tres belle porte indeed!

Irredento Urbanita said...

You are rediscovering your city, your places, your corners, your doors. Enjoy it!!

Regards

Valery

Barcelona Daily Photo

biebkriebels said...

A great door with two eyes in it looking at you.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

What a beautiful door!

rebecca said...

what beautiful photo you snapped!

Carrie'sCreations said...

So beautiful! That is what I love most about Europe, the visual feast around every corner:)

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Bonjour Genie!
What a magnifient door... I love it.
Thank you for visiting Bebe in Italy and your kind words

Andrew Etchen said...

everything about this place seems unreal. those doors and i'm sure all types of architecture there must be absolutely stunning!

to answer your question regarding Lightroom vs. Photoshop... LR simply because the ease of use once you get the hang of it. I just recently learned how to do spot corrections that I would have normally have done in PS. It was all self-taught which adds to the enjoyment of finding a new feature :)

I look forward to more of your photos.

The Essence of Thought said...

Wow !! I must say that i truly-deeply love your blogs(photos & descriptions). They are magnificent !

Jack said...

Excellent doorway today, Genie. This is one that needs to be enlarged and warrants a careful examination. Nice one!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I'm a new follower and I just want to tell you that your background picture of the Seine and the surrounding area is breathtaking. I'm awestruck by it.

Randy said...

I love places like this. When you see it in all of it's beauty.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am always looking for unusual doors, bright-colored doors, freaky doors, door-knockers (les heurtoirs), and hinges, and key-holes....

So glad that you discovered this one with me... Oh, and the doors are full length as they open - no small door within the frame.

Bises,
Genie

Virginia said...

Well apparently I've missed it many times as well. Good spot !!
V

James said...

What an amazing door!

Pierre BOYER said...

Très belle porte effectivement...
Belle journée,

Pierre