Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Wednesday Doorway: L'hôtel des Postes

Today's doorway is the Hôtel des Postes, built in 1752 at the expense of king Louis the 15th. It isn't the post office though! I got kind of lucky with three blue cars in front of the blue door!
Today, Marilyn is on Artsy Versailles.
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Construit en 1752 aux frais de Louis XV. Ce n'est toutefois plus la poste ! J'ai eu du bol avec trois voitures bleues devant le portail bleu !
Aujourd'hui, Marilyn est sur Artsy Versailles.

18 comments:

Doug Hickok said...

Wonderful blue doorway. Doors are so intriguing, especially old ones.

Paulie said...

I just love that blue -- it just makes the building! The car ain't half bad either.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

1752? It looks like it was built yesterday. Utterly amazing. Gorgeous door, too. Blue on blue with blue cars. A blue Wednesday!

Hope you're not blue.

Jack said...

By Versailles' standards, this is probably a farily straightforward door, but by the standards of the rest of the world, it is glorious!

Woody said...

You guys have the coolest doors! It's hard to imagine it lasted this long.

Randy said...

Very nice and I agree with Doug about old doors. Happy Wednesday!

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I noticed that your banner is in blue also, so what a trilogy, banner, door, and cars! Good one! I like this blue door...very royal!

T. Becque said...

Isn't blue supposed to be for royalty or am I just thinking of "royal blue"? Hmmm, that's probably where the term "royal blue" came from. Forgive my meanderings, a lovely picture.

Bob Crowe said...

You're right, green and gray vehicles would never do here. It's all so harmonic. What is the building used for now?

Olivier said...

pour faire les vitres sur la porte, cela ne doit pas etre facile ;))

ALAIN said...

Un hôtel 4 étoiles. Traditionnellement, au dessus des portes cochères, à l'entresol, se trouvait le logement du concierge. Ce devait être lui qui lavait les vitres.

Viennese Girl Vreni said...

I love blue doors! I discovered a lot of them in Paris the last time I was there. Unfortunately in Vienna most doors are brown.

Malyss said...

Pour paraphraser encrico Macias:"les gens de Versailles ont dans leurs rues le bleu qu'ils n'ont pas chez eux.." C'est pour lutter contre la grisaille du ciel, tout ce bleu?!

VP said...

Another epidemic of blue, I envy you for these colors...

Sharon Van Lieu said...

The blue cars are a bit of serendipity! I always admire your use of color.

Sharon

Cergie said...

Je suis passée tout à l'heure devant l'ancien relais de poste du XVIIIème à Génicourt, il s'appelle "la maison blanche", n'a pas une si haute porte cochère bleue et est beaucoup plus rustique que celui-ci....

Loree said...

A very grandiose door. That is wonderful that you got three blue cars in the picture too - no colour clashes:)

Becky said...

For sure the cars are an excellent chance catch! Why the "do not enter" sign on the left door? Are people to enter on the right? Or am I misinterpreting the sign?