Every doorway, every intersection has a story. -Katherine Dunn
The streets of Paris are lined with extravagant doors and carriage gates, each with a unique style and personality. Beauty is everywhere you look in Paris, and the doors alone set our imaginations into overdrive as to the opulence that lies within. Their stylistic differences make me want to revisit French decorative arts studies in greater depth. Neoclassical, Art Nouveau, Gothic, Haussmann, and Renaissance styles can be found in all arrondissements, with endless variations in hardware, garniture, paint color. Inspiration is everywhere. If you love the doors of Paris as much as I do, this post is for you:
Les plus belles portes de Paris
these windows were too beautiful to exclude…
This is where the doors and windows change. Sadly, the riots in Paris have forced stores, hotels, museums, and restaurants to take cautionary measures, boarding up the windows and doors, and even closing. So if you are planning a trip to Paris, be advised that these protests tend to occur on Saturdays, and get more intense as the day goes on.
Public transportation and monuments are affected by the protests as well.
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All photos by Courtney Price and subject to copyright.
Recommended reading: 66 Things to Do and See in Paris