Friday, 27 February 2015


This ancient door caught my eye while walking in the narrow streets of the Ile Saint-Louis.

The original elegant design and craftsmanship are evident, but centuries of use have left it rather worse for wear.  The patched panel at the bottom of the door is obviously not of the same standard of work as the elegantly carved panel at the top.

The worn threshold indicates that thousands of people have used the doorway ... if only the door could recount some of their stories ...


[Click on the photo to enlarge it.]


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