I loved these iron gates - I do like simple, too - and just look at the color?!
OK, art nouveau? Tell me, I forget~ The building numbers - are you noticing them on most of these entrances? Oh, so much to admire. Hey! That's our street number at The Porch & Atelier: 32 avenue central~
Yes, the colors are striking, and you see alot of blue.
I've shown this Angers door previously - leaving our hotel courtyard, turn right and this is the first thing you see~
In LeMans. We're walking down a small street - look toward your right now, or you'll miss this view into a gated courtyard - how OLD is that entrance? I try to think of my poor photo quality as intentional, adding to the ancient mystique~ It looks like hollyhocks - in March?
Also in LeMans - worn and peeling - but can you believe the color coordination among the tatters, including the huge pink geraniums inside the door-?
Angers again. This private suite entrance is in the Hotel DuMail courtyard. I stayed in this room once. Yes, topiaries outside in March.
Can't resist showing you one of my favorite finds while walking in Paris (March 2008): how to decorate a glassed-in sidewalk cafe on the Champs Elysees. I'd like to try this myself~ Find any inspiration in France? Mais, oui~