Wednesday, 19 May 2010

Wednesday Doorway: bordeaux !

Funny how the colour burgundy is called Bordeaux in French... A wine problem, no doubt... This door just caught my eye.
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C'est bizarre qu'en anglais la couleur bordeaux se dise Bourgogne... Une confusion de vignobles, peut-être... Cette porte m'a attiré l'oeil.

26 comments:

bfarr said...

A nice change. I like the blue, but this color warms up the the building facade.

Barb said...

love the color....Barb

Jacob said...

I think we'd call that a burgundy door over here! OK, I'll stop "whining"!

I can see why it caught your eye...quite a beautiful entrance!

Thérèse said...

Par opposition au rouge Bordeaux...
La porte ne semble pas tout à fait à la mesure mais elle est belle.

T. Becque said...

I like it too, it contrasts nicely with the stone.

brattcat said...

I've only just discovered the little trick with the snowflakes...how long has it been possible to play with your image that way? These colors work so well together. The person who painted that door the color of wine has very good taste. ( :

Woody said...

I prefer a fine Beaujolais, myself :-)

It's a very noble door. I like the stone face and intricate details in the wood!

Clueless in Boston said...

Beautiful door and doorway. I think it would catch anyone's eye.

Marie-Noyale said...

J'aime bien la couleur Bordeaux mais je prefere le Bourgogne ;~))

Bob Crowe said...

I'll take the liquid version of either and leave the woodwork to architects.

Per Stromsjo said...

Lines and angles but also curved shapes. All in good proportions.

Olivier said...

Mince Mince, Marie-Noyale m'a piqué ma réplique ;o)....pas sympa ça ;o))

Day4plus said...

OOO I do like this rich burgandy or bordeaux color. Very nice. MB

I hope you do ride a horse when you go to Oregon. You will love it!!! MB

Olivier said...

le rond-point de l'Europe n'est pas grand, car il a été fait quand il n'y avait que 8 pays dans l'union européenne ;o))

VP said...

I love fancy colored doorways and this is a quite sober one.
The color in Italian is straight from the French as bordeaux or sometimes bordò.

Cergie said...

Il me semble qu'en français il y a bcp plus de termes pour le rouge ou le violet avec lequel il est plus ou moins mâtiné. Comment dis tu pourpre, violine, cardinal ?
Le bordeaux est plus transparent et léger que le bourgogne...
(Jolie dame au dessus de la porte, je me demande ce qu'est le terme précis pour qualifier ces gargouilles sans débit car non raccordées à un tonneau)

Cezar and Léia said...

I agree with you dear Ciel, I also loved this bordeaux colour!Very charming façade!
Léia

Loree said...

It's such a deep red colour (or perhaps I should say burgundy). I love that colour. Gorgeous.

Halcyon said...

I guess we just prefer different wines! In any case, I like the door and the color.

B SQUARED said...

I love how the step has been worn down. Must be very old.

lizziviggi said...

They did choose a very pretty color for the door. Anything else would have been boring or too whimsical for such a serious-looking entrance! I don't know much french, but as an optician I work with eyeglasses, and for some romantic (and marketable, no doubt) reason glasses manufacturers love to use french terms for frame colors rather than english-- so I see a lot more "bordeaux" and "aubergine" than "burgundy" and "eggplant!"

Malyss said...

Bleu Versailles en vacances?..on n'y perd pas au change, la porte est magnifique, si travaillée..loin des portes auxquelles on nous condamne aujourd'hui!

Bergson said...

tiens c'est la journée des portes

tapirgal said...

Another gorgeous Versailles doorway. I loved the description of colors. I didn't know that. I was once told that the same cut of steak was called California Cut in NY and New York Cut in CA. I was told this by New Yorkers, but I don't know if it's true. I love these things about words.

Louis la Vache said...

Rouge de bourgogne?
Rouge de bordeaux?

«Louis» will drink to that!

Sharon Van Lieu said...

This is so cool. Very nice pick, Ciel.

Sharon