Tuesday, September 20, 2011

La porte bleue


I have walked past this doorway several times when it was ajar and did not step through.  There is no courtyard beyond, only a hall.  With both doors closed it is better to admire the architecture and style.  The windows and balconies above indicate a nice place to live on this busy street and only two doors away from Dalloyau!


(This post is for Vreni, who loves the blue doors of Paris as much as I do)

To see more doorways go to Louis La Vache's porte-de-lundi.



Boulevard Beaumarchais
75004 Paris

43 comments:

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Oh Genie, I´m very honoured that you are dedicating this post to me! Merci beaucoup, mon amie! Of course I know this door and have photographed it already myself: http://verenasparisblog.blogspot.com/2011/03/blue-door-7.html.

Bienvenue chez French Girl in Seattle... said...

I do not know that door but I like it. Striking color. Bon travail, photographe Genie. Veronique (French Girl in Seattle)

Pierre BOYER said...

Lovely door...
Enjoy your day !

Pierre
http://pierre-boyer.blogspot.com/

Malyss said...

The upper parts and the delicate work make me think of the "moucharabieh" that can be found in Araby or in India. But this blue is very "from Paris"!

winterludes said...

les contours du marais regorgent de trésors. connais-tu les écoles de la rue béranger?

Richard Moisan said...

J'aurais pensé à la porte d'une mosquée. Mais peut-être s'agissait-il d'une maison appartenant, autrefois, à un dignitaire étranger. En tout cas, peinte en bleue, cette porte est magnifique.
Bonne journée, Genie! Ici, le temps est magnifique et encore beaucoup de baigneurs.

dive said...

Oh, how gorgeous! How wonderful to come home from work to a door like that.

Joe said...

Wow. What a fantastic doorway. I would love to have an entrance like this but I'm afraid I don't possess the residence to match.

this is Belgium said...

an exotic touch.. the blue is very attractive and a true eye catcher.. j'aime beaucoup.
what an ideal spot to park the yellow motorcycle I was writing about yesterday.. now the question is : how to get it there?

Gringo said...

Hi Genie, Love the simplicity of this shot! Have a nice day....

Cezar and Léia said...

Terrific blue door, the white details are amazing!Wonderful capture dear Genie, very well done!
Léia

Louis la Vache said...

Paris has such fabulous doorways!

«Louis» linked this to his Monday Doorways.

Merisi said...

Gorgeous! :-)

M said...

I think that is my future home ... Blue door and number 7! Oh, and close to Dalloyau, too? SOLD!!! (I would have a guest room ready for you all the time!)

Carol Schiff Studio said...

Beautiful Genie!

Rob said...

I cal this shade of blue, Parisian blue. Quite a lovely color

Rob-bear said...

Les Français aiment vraiment leurs bleus. C'est magnifique!
Delightful picture, Genie.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

That really is a gorgeous door Genie, I like that the surround is pristine white and that even the number 7 has a pale blue backing!

Pet said...

Et c'est de vrai blue francais en plus!

Samantha Vérant said...

In a way, I like not knowing what's behind the door. Adds a little mystery!!! Like what's behind number 7???

Sylvia K said...

Beautiful doors and lovely color and what a great shot! It does indeed speak of a bit of mystery! Hope your week is going well, mon amie! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Pam Holnback said...

Beautiful! Im going to paint my front door, but this color doesn't go w/ my house!

Kris said...

Oh my Genie, I love this photo and that lovely French blue door! I have always wanted one painted blue but because of the various colors of brick or siding on our homes, it wasn't something I could do.

Blue is my favorite color and in my last house have my cabinets painted the most beautiful French blue color with silver knobs. I loved them!

Beautiful door!

Kris

Starman said...

I like the grill-work at the top of the doors.

Fábio Martins said...

A good blue color!

Fábio Martins said...

A good blue color!

Rob and Mandy said...

Lovely door!

Janey and Co. said...

Hmmm I am surprised you didn't go in! Beautiful!

Alexa said...

I call this color Moroccan blue. And if I lived here, two doors from Dalloyau, they'd soon have to open both of them for me to fit through! Love the way you captured the light filtered through the trees.

Loree said...

A bit reminiscent of Santorini though, of course, the architecture is more ornate.

Suzi said...

The lovely doors of Paris - they are so inviting. As you say I think they look better closed. It makes the imagination go wild. x:)

Jack said...

Superb. Everything about it. If there is not something wonderful behind, then it is good we are seeing it closed.

Virginia said...

I thought these might be the bright blue doors I have but I believe we have different ones. I love the work around the top. Paris Bleu!!!!
V

Kate said...

I would deem it a great pleasure to be able to walk through these gorgeous doors. Terrific choice!!

Pamela said...

I just love all these doors in Paris oh and that blue just does it for me!
I love your banner...gorgeous!!
Pamela :)

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Before I posted this blue door, I critically considered whether it was worth of posting. I am in love with the color and the architecture, but a little disappointed that there was not a fabulous courtyard beyond. The stone scrolling and design is a nice complement to the details of the door. As several of you have said, it is reminiscent of Morocco, of a mosque, of Santorini, Parisian blue, Moroccan blue, of mystery and secrets...

Winterludes - Je ne les connais pas mais j'ai trouvé certains sur une carte. Dis-moi un peu plus.

Malyss, thank you for the word "moucharabieh" which I did have to look up. Merci

Thank you for all your thoughful comments, and Louis, I am linking to your doors as well (a bit late).

Bises,
Genie

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

Oh and Anni, we'll just ride that moto to Paris - zoom-zoom!

Vagabonde said...

That is indeed a lovely door, or “porte cochère” as they are called. You know I never used to look at doors, but now that I have a blog and take pictures I have become aware of so many picturesque doors in many towns, especially Paris.

Paris Paul said...

Finally a good reason to have the blues!

Bergson said...

j'adore les porte colorée

Sérgio Pontes said...

Nice one, i like the colors

Halcyon said...

It's beautiful. Very French!

classic • casual • home said...

Such beautiful doors!!! And lovely plaster surround.