Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Une grande porte



It is good to see the fine wood grains of an elegant door that has been well-cared for. 
There are many showing signs of neglect and abuse. 

Now, I want to walk into the courtyard that is surely beautiful,
maintained as well as the door.

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I am on my way to Paris with daughter Holly and will be joined by Virginia (Paris Through My Lens) and Mary.  I will be checking in daily and making comments here as possible.  If I stayed long enough to check everything off my list, it would be mid-summer before my return! 

Rue du Faubourg Saint-Antoine
75012, Paris

29 comments:

martinealison said...

Une belle ouverture certainement sur une cour qui doit l'être tout autant...
J'admire le travail somptueux de ces vieille porte. Je pense que c'est une belle manière d'honorer nos arbres...
gros bisous

Sylvia K said...

Such a beautiful door, and as always, a superb capture! Hope you have a wonderful time with your daughter and Virginia! Enjoy!

Hugs
Sylvia

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

Beautiful door! So you are already back to Paris, wow! I have scheduled my next trip for July. Have a great stay! I´m looking forward to your new photos!

Malyss said...

Beautyful door!
Have a nice trip to France and enjoy your stay!

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Gorgeous indeed Genie and I too would like to peep inside the courtyard!

How lovely you and Virginia will be there together - have fun.

I'll be there in April to meet my new granddaughter!

hugs
Shane

Hana de Prague said...

Nice shot, Genie, as usually. And if you want to see what´s hidden behind the door, you can see it here on my blog: http://pariz-pro-pokrocile.blog.cz/1101/cour-des-burguignons :-)
Have a nice stay in Paris and enjoy it! I will be there in April...
Bises Hana

winterludes said...

il est rare qu'elles ne soient pas peintes; celle-ci est particulièrement belle.

Elizabeth Eiffel said...

About to ditch my camera out of frustration! ....... Looking forward to seeing your photos.
Enjoy,
Warm regards

brattcat said...

sending a kiss on each cheek to you all and hoping you have a marvelous time.

Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen said...

French doors are the chicest (if that's a word!)
Sam

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Bon Voyage Genie, I know the three of you will have the best time ever! Sooo looking forward to all the new photos. Take care.

Kate said...

Be sure to behave yourself...what a group to hit Paris. I'm sure that your new escort, Oskar, will keep all three of you in line!!

Jilly said...

Wishing you the best of times in Paris x Oskar too xxx

Harriet said...

Thinking of all the doors you'll pass through on this trip.... Have fun!!!

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Gorgeous. Just pinned to one of my Pinterest boards!

Kris said...

Oh you lucky girl! I hope you have a wonderful trip! The door in your photo is very impressive! It almost looks new!

Looking forward to living my visit of France through your lens.

Kris

Starman said...

Have a great voyage. I'll look forward to a lot of fantastic pictures.

Palomasea said...

Gorgeous!!!
Enjoy, chere Genie!!! Please give belle Paris a big kiss from moi:))
Bises,
- Irina

Alexa said...

It's a fabulous door! And the Union Jack belongs to that British furniture store (Longfield's, I think it's called). Very convenient if you have an apartment here (I wish!) and want to furnish it with a nice Chesterfield sofa. Give Paris a few bisoux from moi, okay—and have a terrific time!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful doorway, even if it is a Tuesday. I've been doing doorways on Wednesdays for a few years now :)

Janey and Co. said...
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Janey and Co. said...

My first thought was what a cold and gray time to be in Paris...Then I remembered that thereis never a "bad" time to be in Paris!....especially with that group! I feel sure fun times await!

Jack said...

Rich details and rich finish on this lovely door, Genie. What is with the flag on the left?

Have fun with Virginia and the other girls.

Loree said...

What a beautiful door. Enjoy your stay in Paris Genie. We have just returned from St Louis. Wishing you a wonderful 2012.

Randy said...

Nothing like beautiful wood doors. It really makes for a nice entrance.

Sell WoW Accounts said...

awesome!
i can't wait to visit France

Isis said...

Espera! no la habrás aún, deja que la admire.

Saludos de Isis

Luna Miranda said...

impressive door! the wood is beautiful.

Louis la Vache said...

«Louis» took the liberty of linking this to Monday Doorways.

While you are in Paris, shoot photos of the famous bridges over la Seine and add them to Sunday Bridges!
;-D