Wednesday, 7 April 2010

Wednesday Doorway: boulevard du Roi



A doorway on the king's boulevard with the knocker detail. I think it's gorgeous.
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Une porte du boulevard du roi, avec un détail du heurtoir. Je la trouve superbe !

35 comments:

Sharon Van Lieu said...

The door and knocker both are gorgeous! I bet they are heavy.

Sharon

Jacob said...

Knock, knock!

Who's there?

It's me, your knocker! Let me in before I become unhinged!

...I'm sorry, sort of. I just couldn't leave it alone.

It is a beautiful door with a beautiful knocker. At least I wouldn't knock it!

Oakland Daily Photo said...

The heavily carved pediment and the swags on the door are to die for. That pale shade of blue is icing on the cake. Ah, the French style--there's nothing like it.

Thérèse said...

Très joli heurtoir en effet malgré l'usure de la couronne de vicomte... :)

akarui said...

Une porte et entree tres travaillee niveau decoration. De beaux details.
J'ai oublie de repondre a ta question: l'oiseau s'appelle "mejiro" en japonais et la traduction litterale est oeil blanc. C'est un oiseau assez commun mais qui passe assez inapercu car il n'arrete pas de passer de branche en branche.

Woody said...

The details are amazing in both the door and the knocker. I am particularly fond of the finial head above the door. Spectacular!!

Clueless in Boston said...

The door knocker is beautiful. I like this shade of blue.

Leif Hagen said...

That's the fanciest door knocker I've ever seen!

B SQUARED said...

I thought I would join the Wednesday Doorway posts this week. I don't know if there is a link to add. Regardless, your selection is magnificent and is quite different from mine.

Per Stromsjo said...

And once again a mysterious face above. Or maybe it isn't mysterious at all. Do we know anything about it?

tapirgal said...

That's really beautiful, Ciel! I love that it's old white paint, and the tan-to-gold colors around it. Beautiful details, too.

Sharon said...

Beautiful "royal knocker"!

Paulie said...

Definitely a beauty to behold!

Olivier said...

c'est vrai qu'il est beau, il donne envie de frapper a la porte avec....

VP said...

A single knocker but a really impressive one. I wonder if someone took away the other one...

Loree said...

That knocker is a work of art. It is gorgeous.

Gunn said...

Gorgeous... is the right word!

Tammie Lee said...

the ornate beauty of France is astounding!

Cergie said...

Notre maison de famille,du 18ème, était en pierre, au centre ville d'Epinal près de la basilique et elle disposait d'un gratte-pied en ferronerie qu'on nous a barbotté. Bon, cela ne nous a pas manqué vraiment, mais c'était vexant.
Ce heurtoir, quoique lourd, ne doit pas être entendu à l'autre bout de l'immeuble, je présume qu'il était accessoirisé avec un concierge.
J'aime bien le bleu passé qui s'harmonise bien avec la pierre.

Bergson said...

je vais peut être mettre un heurtoir comme ça à ma porte je m demande si c'est pas incompatible avec les portes en verre

Malyss said...

Effectivement, elle est très belle et très riche! j'aime la tête sculptée au-dessus de la porte!Pour ce qui est du heurtoir, il est magnifique! avec Karine (de "Fenêtre sur rêve") on est amoureuses des heurtoirs et on se demandait si ça ne mériterait pas un blog! C'est un objet qui disparaît, et qui pourtant a de multiples formes et aspects, souvent artistiques.

Halcyon said...

La porte et l'heurtoir sont jolies. J'aime toujours ta serie des portes.

brattcat said...

I agree, Ciel, this is a beauty.

BaysideLife said...

The door and knocker are gorgeous. And that pediment is amazing. I'm intrigued by the iron ornaments at the bottom of the doors. Are they bootscrapers?

Marie-Noyale said...

Un heurtoir pour le roi soleil!!

Small City Scenes said...

Very ornate...yet beautiful. Such artistry. MB

Louis la Vache said...

Your Wednesday doorways never disappoint, Ciel!

James said...

I love that knocker and I also love the doorway.

Per Stromsjo said...

Knock on wood!

JM said...

Both doorway and knocker are fantastic, but I have the same question as BaysideLife. I've seen many around here and I even have a couple of shots of some, but haven't got any information... Do you think it's merely decorative?

Suzanne said...

Very beautiful. I love doors too, seems to say alot about the residents inside sometimes.

cieldequimper said...

@ JM and BL: I'm not sure it's purely decorative. I think in its day it really served as knocker. There would have been servants to open...

EG Wow said...

I LIKE that door knocker. It's house jewellery.

Catherine said...

Enfin ! une porte intelligente ! En général les ajouts se trouvent sur les 2 battants, ce qui fait que certains poussent désespérément du côté du digicode ! Et oui, une pointe de modernisme n'est pas incompatible....
Belle teinte ! Très chic !

Kim said...

Thank you for giving us the close up, too! It is the elegant details like this that are so wonderful to see more closely. I love seeing the molding of the door as well.
-Kim