Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Wednesday Doorway: passage des antiquaires

This is an antiques dealers passage in the -yes- antiques district. This photo was taken mid January, there were still Christmas decorations there!
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Le passage des antiquaires se trouve -oui, logique- dans le quartier des antiquaires. Cette photo a été prise mi-janvier, il y avait encore les décos de Noël !

33 comments:

andrew1860 said...

I love the red and blue in the photo. I wonder if they ever sold anything that belonged in the chateau of Versailles. I have bought a few small pieces of porcelain from some of theses shops.

bfarr said...

I can relate. I hate to take down my Christmas decorations too. Nice color.

Birdman said...

Better than black bunting. Not resting in peace that is.

Woody said...

I think the trees are nice (I have shots with Christmas decorations still coming)!

I would not have expected solid glass door as an entrance to a French antique shop.

Jacob said...

We ran into a restaurant today in Cedar Key that still had Xmas decorations up...sheesh!

Are you an antique person. I mean, do you like to shop for antiques? (I'm an antique person!)

It is an attractive shop...and a very nice photo with great colors!

Kay L. Davies said...

I love antique shops, and am looking forward to seeing some in France. I love the blue doorway in the yellow building.
-- K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

EG Wow said...

Believe it or not, many places in Ontario still have Christmas decorations up too. :) The idea of an antiques district sounds very appealing to me.

Randy said...

Now that is bright! I wonder if it draws people into the store.

Jack said...

I was out with my camera today and saw holiday decorations everywhere. It is getting old in the commercial areas. Many homes here keep simple wreaths on the door until almost spring. I think the idea is that the winter can be pretty dreary, and the wreaths dress thing up a little.

Sharon Van Lieu said...

Nicely done, Ciel. I like the banting.

Sharon

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

The red bunting and trees add a very regal touch to this passage. How great to be able to walk through those doors and see the antiques...
G

SRQ said...

A bit too modern of an entrance for an antique store for me. Although, it does make window shopping easy, doesn't it? Regarding Christmas decorations, I just took a picture today which I plan to post later this week along with the question: how long is too long to keep this stuff up?

Olivier said...

ils ont raison, cela devrait etre noel toute l'année ;)) (oui en vérité tu nous redonne une photo de décembre, bien joué ;o))) )

Thérèse said...

Our neigbors just removed their decorations a couple of days ago and I was not complaining at all.

ALAIN said...

Toujours étonnants les prix pratiqués par les antiquaires, même pour les objets les plus courants.

Small City Scenes said...

I like to browse antique shops. Very interesting, I think. MB



No no Jack Reacher is staying home. MB

Dave said...

Always good to wander in these, and think wow look what they are charging for that or we had one of those , but.....!
I like the colours in your previous posts.

Bergson said...

ça fait plus boutique que passage

Malyss said...

Comme Bergson: on dirait l'entrée d'un magasin..J'aime bien les lanternes qui encadrent la porte, j'espère qu'elles restent toute l'année!

Small City Scenes said...

OK I'll go to bed. MB

Cergie said...

Ma première réflexion a été que l'on dirait avec cette tenture rouge un théâtre de Guignol. Ensuite que c'était bizarre le nom de passage pour un espace fermé qui semble privatisé. J'imagine qu'il est traversant avec une porte de l'autre coté...

VP said...

We will have Christmas decorations around until next Easter...

Francisca said...

I like the idea of a "private theme project"... like your Wednesday Doorway, or Oakland's Monday Mural... both of which are fun. But I haven't yet found the right theme for me... Maybe it will come to me... maybe not... Que sera, sera... :-D

Halcyon said...

The Christmas decorations really make this entrance special. Love the colors!

Tanya said...

oh i love antique shopping and this shop would pull me in!

Virginia said...

Christmas decorations with a very French flair! BWR!
V

Becky said...

I really like the red sash between the lamps.

L.D. said...

Funny..I always wonder what the "proper" time is to take down decorations. After a certain point it's sort of annoying!

Paulie said...

I didn't realize it was Christmas decor until I read your words. . . I thought they were two lighthouses! I guess you know what was on my mind! BTW, I leave my Christmas tree up all year! Right after Thanksgiving, I take the ornaments off and dust them and return them to the artificial tree. One can celebrate Christmas in their heart all year long so why not be reminded.

Magpie said...

I'm sure what passes in the US for antiques would not make the grade where you are. Colorful shot.

Cezar and Léia said...

I love this kind of store!
Léia

Loree said...

I would love to browse around in the interior of the store.

Louis la Vache said...

Vous trouvez toujours les portes intéressantes pour la photo de mercredi!