Although it may just be because I’m naturally a very nosey person, I prefer to think it’s because I’m interested in history and culture… But there’s just something so intriguing about doors- particularly Parisian doors!
I often find myself thinking ‘Just who exactly lives here?’ ‘If anyone lives here at all?’ ‘What secrets has this door witnessed?’ Okay, so maybe it’s not the doors themselves at all (I mean, they’re basically just rectangular pieces of wood) but what lies behind them that’s so intriguing.
Doors are very personal; they allow you a glimpse into someone else’s home and allow you to imagine what may lie behind that timber clad frame. Besides, often in Paris, you can’t go wrong by peeking behind some of the most intriguing looking Parisian doors (like the maroon doorway that opens up to reveal a courtyard paved in repurposed gravestones on Île de la Cité)…
Ever since moving to the city of lights, just over a year ago (woah- how has it been so long?!), I often find myself wandering along the cobblestoned streets, camera in one hand, notebook in the other, wondering how I can still be in the centre of one of the World’s most bustling capital cities considering the tranquility surrounding me.
One of my favourite hangout spots in the city (and where you can often find me on a lazy Sunday afternoon) is the secret vine of Butte Bergeyre. If I’m not getting lost and snapping some Instagram photos around Montmartre that is! It’s in these places, that you can truly find some of the most swappable and cliché doors.
Tell me: which one would you pick as your own?! I think I’d have to go for the maroon one surrounded by ivy; a lot of work but definitely worth the upkeep! And besides, hydrangeas are one of my favourite plants!
And finally, an image for you to pin: