Let's just say I have a fetish for old ornate carved doors and I do believe Paris has enough of them to write a whole book on. Unfortunately I only had a few hours to wander so I concentrated on the Opera District as I had read what a beautiful area it was.
The Opera District is encompassed in the 9th arrondissment of Paris. The word arrondissment translates to a municipal subdivision of a department in France.
It is an "in between" section of the French capital comprised of the original opera house, the Grands Boulevards of shopping thoroughfares and department stores and many sidewalk cafes.
It seemed like everywhere I walked I came across these magnificent double doors surrounded by incredible stonework and iron balconies, and, of course, the beautiful enameled blue house numbers.
Some of the doors were in the process of being refinished or maybe painted.
I wish I could spend a month there just to experience the culture and the ambiance and to completely immerse myself in it.
Paris is a city like no other. It was my favorite stop followed very closely by London. It is no mystery to me why people fall in love with these grand cities.
I do have to say my husband was very put off by the unfriendliness of the French, but having visited there when I was 18, I knew what to expect. Yes, I found arrogance, but I also found smiling faces willing to help me, or maybe they just found me amusing and wondered why I was snapping photos of the most mundane things. Mundane to them, but pure eye candy for me.
I am pleased to say that yesterday, I actually started priming three projects to work on. Maybe by next week I will have some new projects to share. In the meantime, I will try to share some of my passion for this amazing city for which there is nothing like it.
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Mondays Le Chateau des Fleurs The Graphics Fairy
Between Naps on the Porch Metamorphosis Monday
Tuesdays Knick of Time Tutus and Tea Parties Coastal Charm
Boogie Board Cottage A Stroll Thru Life
Cozy Little House Tweak it Tuesday
Wednesdays Savvy Southern Style Ivy and Elephants
Faded Charm Cottage Fine Craft Guild
Thursdays Embracing Change The Shabby Creek Cottage No Minimalist Here
Between Naps on the Porch Tablescape Thursday Fishtail Cottage
Rustic Restorations Homespun Happenings
Fridays French Country Cottage My Romantic Home Miss Mustard Seed
At the Picket Fence Potpourri Friday Common Ground
The Charm of Home Decorating Insanity Rooted in Thyme
Saturdays Funky Junk Interiors
Sundays My 1928 Charmer Sunday's Best