“Life was meant to be lived, and curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life”. – Eleanor Roosevelt
In Paris, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the world, I found myself always craning my neck and looking up. Up at the gorgeous architecture and the overly ornate doors that withhold centuries of history. Perhaps my borderline obsession with doors is the mystery of what lurks behind. Or else it is just the amazing diversity and beauty of them. Who knows, but for whatever reason I found myself unwilling to stop taking pictures of them. I was fascinated by each and every door I saw, old, new, plain or ornate.
Here are a few of the doors that captured my imagination the most.
Author’s note: This post is part of my series on my recent trip to France. To read my most recent post on Paris, click here.
I love doors, too. These are beautiful and I felt pulled in to your photographs so that I wanted to open the doors and peek in. Good job!
Thanks so much! 🙂 So glad you enjoyed them!
Which one would you choose? Hard to pick a favourite, isn’t it! 🙂
Yes indeed! Hope you are doing well! I’m behind on reading your blog. Probably not much longer there, huh?
LOVE this series! I could look at doors and architectural details like that all day.
I really should not still be on here, Nicole, but these are fantastic! 🙂
I love doors too. Ag, the history did leave us so much pleasure as well as …
Thanks! Yes, the history is amazing inside each door, isn’t it?
European doors always intrigued me. Nice set of their charm and designs.
Thanks so much! I could have taken even more pictures if my mom and sister would have let me! 🙂
Beautiful! I love the blue ones 🙂
Thanks Eva! 🙂
What a great series! Growing up in Michigan my small town published a poster of the doors in our city and our front door – a bright blue one, made the poster. I love the way that doors give you a sneak peek into a private life. Thanks for the post and the memory.
SO glad you enjoyed! 🙂
I agree with the first comment of Pat. I absolutely love doors, too. Your door photos are stunning. I can’t wait to see your next category of Paris photos.
Thanks so much! I think the new camera that I got last summer has really made a difference in my pictures. They are so much better! WHat’s not to love in Paris, too?!
Love the photos… and the doors all look so new 😉 I have been drawn to take photos of doors since I saw this really cool one in Cuba a few years back. East of Malaga is hosting a door photo challenge this month… you should check it out!
Oh I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Cuba! Someday I hope! I would also love to do the challenge but am so swamped!!! What is the address for the blog? Sounds cool. I bet I can just google it too…East of Malaga!
I know it is hard to do everything and blog for everything! Her challenges are open for a month and not weekly, so maybe that will give you more time. Here is the direct link to check out…
Thanks so much for sending this! What an awesome blog!!! I don’t know if my pics are as colorful but I will try to join in on the challenge or do next months. Thanks so much for thinking of me! 🙂
No problem… good to share. I thought you knew of this blog… our circle, I have noticed, share a lot of the same bloggers. Glad you enjoyed it.
I have seen here picture before but haven’t followed her blog! Wow, I’ve missed a lot. I agree, we all do tend to know and follow each other. I rarely have time to search out new blogs so unless someone comments on mine a lot, then I usually don’t learn about them unless something like this happens. Thanks for letting me know as I’ve added her to my must-reads!
Yes I have the same issue… never enough time 🙁
Glad I could help you find a new blog that you enjoy.
I too love to photograph doors Nicole and enjoyed this when we traveled through Mexico. These photos are especially beautiful. 🙂
Thanks LuAnn! Glad too that I’m not the only one obsessed with doors! 🙂
What a fantastic selection of doors, Nicole. Paris really IS one of the most beautiful cities in the world 🙂
Stunning photos, too. Do you mind if I ask what camera you use?
Thanks! I LOVE my camera. I just got it last summer and it is a Panasonic DMC-FZ150. I don’t shoot in raw but you have the option. It is awesome. I also process in lightroom which I love! 🙂