Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Toc toc!




This one sends a small shiver down my spine...


Toc-toc, M. Poe



Maison Sainte Geneviève
Ecole Primare et Maternelle
(now that is creepy)
65, rue du Cardinal Lemoine

35 comments:

Angelsdoor * Penny said...

Genie, it is magnificent!
Sweet dreams
Penny

Rob-bear said...

Talk about knocking on wood. Bit of a frightening face, there. But, no; it's not about to turn into a dragon.
At least I don't think so. But in Paris, where everything is magical? Hmmmm. Better rethink that assumption.

Amanda said...

he is a bit of a menacing creature....beware the one who knocks at this door!

Cezar and Léia said...

Exhaustive artwork, beautiful details!It's very beautiful and your picture is great!
Happy Tuesday
Léia

Venus in Furs said...

I love it!

Les rêves d'une boulangère (Brittany) said...

Trust the Parisians to have everything so detailed and beautiful..right down to their door knockers!

Joe said...

I suspect the original owner of this house may not have wanted too many visitors.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

Mine too Genie. Makes you wonder what evil lives beyond the door.
Sam

brattcat said...

If M. Poe knocks back, more than my spine will shiver.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

It's very beautifully made, but those little claw like hands are a bit scary. Probably a big softy who lives there, with a good sense of humour. Good spotting Genie.

Ninny said...

Ah, the doorknocker to the gates of Hell? Temptation is always beautiful. So is your shot.

Cildemer said...

Superbe cliché!
Et superbe poignée de porte! Du très bel art!

***
Belle semaine, Genie. And big bisous****

suzanneberry said...

magnificent!! i'm shivering!!

Jack said...

It is a very interesting doorknocker, Genie, but it sure doesn't seem Parisian. I will come back later today to see if you explain what kind of building you found it on.

Rob said...

It has an Oriental flare. It appears to be silenced.

Virginia said...

I love it and I love the green door as well! :)
V

PS Are the hooks to prevent knocking???

Janey and Co. said...

I take it that the hooks are a fore-runner to the DO Not Disturb sign?

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

hmm...I love the color combo though!

Starman said...

You're right. There's something sinister about this one.

Malyss said...

In south, they often have the shape of an hand!

Alexa said...

And just who lives here, I wonder. Perhaps the hooks prevent visitors from knocking too loudly? Don't know where you found it, but thanks for sharing!

Alexa said...

Was trying to come up with a knock-knock joke. How about one in French?
Toc toc!
Qui frappe?
Génie.
Génie qui?
Géniale, cette poignée de porte!

Sorry about that. :~}

Rob-bear said...

Alexa: c'est très bien! Très drôle.

Rob and Mandy said...

This knocker is a knocker!!!
Sorry, just had to -)

Loree said...

Quite weird but beautiful just the same.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

This knocker looks a little exotic.

Sharon Creech said...

Cool door knocker and reflection in sign below. . .

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Penny -- Merci, mon amie

Bear -- It seemed magical to me and I crossed the street to get a close shot

Amanda -- Yes, but notice that there can be no knocking...

Léia -- I think that there is a tiny face right at the hinge also

Venus -- So glad and merci for your comments

Brittany -- I have never seen one like this odd one... (cupcakes were delish!)

Joe -- As is the case in Paris, there must be a story...

Sam -- One can never be sure.... unless one knocks

brattcat -- It did make me think of Edgar A for sure with a little bit of alliteration thrown in (hah)

Grace -- Creepy little hands and a menacing face

Liz -- You are so kind, my friend.

Cildemer -- Merci, les heurtoirs à Paris sont intéressants.

Suzanne -- Merci, and for your nice comments yesterday

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jack -- Well, I had to go back and check out my photos and what a surprise! It is on the door (double doors but only one knocker) of a children's school! Quelle horreur!

Rob -- I think that it is even creepier (if possible) because it has been silenced... (shiverrrrrr)

Virginia -- The color of my kitchen actually... yes, the hooks are to prevent anyone from knocking, knocking, someone's knocking at my chamber door...

Janey -- Yes, hehe, and probably much more effective!

Tammy -- Merci, I do also!

Starman -- Looking at the photo now, I almost expect it to move... If it does I may jump out of a window!

Malyss -- I have seen such heurtoirs... Have you seen them "silenced" like this?

Alexa -- I believe that the hooks prevent any knocking at all... You are more than clever, my jokester friend

Rob -- Ah, yes, let the puns begin

Loree -- I think that I would like an ornate knocker but perhaps not so sinister as this

Vreni -- Exotic but can you imagine what those school children think?

Sharon -- Yes, I added the sign on the building with the photographer reflected - Can you believe that it is a children's school?

Jeri Landers said...

Genie, Thank you for visiting our little neck of the woods... it isn't exactly Paris but It'll do.
You have a lovely world here!

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Jeri -- Your little neck of the woods is every bit as fine as Paris... Merci!

James said...

A little creepy but also very cool!

James said...

I like the reflection too! :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

James -- Very creepy to think that there are children behind that door... I added the plaque (and reflection after Jack asked his question) Merci!

jb said...

Who's there?
Wurlitzer!
Wurlitzer who?
Wurlitzer one for the money, two for the show....