Thursday Doors…Provencal door(s) #2

Posted: January 21, 2016 in Thursday doors
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In Provence, I can never decide whether doors or shutters are my favorite part of the houses. But who says I have to choose? I know this is the “Thursday Doors” challenge, but you’re allowed to enjoy the shutters as well. I certainly did.

And look! There’s a second, almost hidden door amongst the shutters and vines. Two-fers!

© janet m. webb 2011


  1. Bastet says:

    Splendid … I do so love living in Europe precisely because of the lovely doors and blinds 🙂

    • There are so many lovely ones, aren’t there? I’d love to have a house with working shutters one day, but that’s probably not likely here unless we have a house built.


      • Bastet says:

        Well working shudders are pretty to look at but not always easy to live with, mine are heavy and it’s a pain opening and shutting them every day so tend to leave them open most of the time. I’m thinking of putting up Venetian blinds to keep the sun out. Georgia

      • I understand, Georgia.


  2. I often take photographs of doors. These one are delightful. Love that blue colour!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I like them both! Great photo.

  4. Okay, Janet, this is a cool one. The contrast between the wood and the blue is amazing. Good catch. 🙂

  5. So hard for me to choose as well! Love a good shutter. But there is such a variety of doors in this shot – well done! And that blue color is so cheery.

    • The colors of Provence are lovely, Deb. My s-i-l has moved now, so I probably won’t be seeing them again any time soon, but I enjoyed them greatly while I was there.


      • I’m glad you had the opportunity to visit while she was living there! Having a place to stay and a local to travel around with makes for such a nice trip 🙂

      • And much less expensive! 🙂 They now live in NE France, not too far from Germany and Switzerland. I’ve been fortunate enough to visit there several times so far and hope to go again this summer. It’s also a beautiful place, although very different from Provence and my s-i-l always knows everything about the area and it’s history, which makes it even better

      • Well I’m glad you will be able to have some adventures in a new area, and possibly two new countries. Wonderful 🙂

  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    Gotta love these old buildings and how well the doors and shutters compliment their appearance. Good one Janet 🙂

  7. dimlamp says:

    Interesting find, I like the contrasting colours.

  8. marianallen says:

    Oh, so pretty! I like the contrast between the elegance of the brown door and the rustic quality of the blue door/windows/shutters. 🙂

    • I’m convinced the blue door sneaked into the photo after I took it. I don’t remember it being there initially, although this was a few years ago, so perhaps I’ve just forgotten. 🙂


  9. The vibrant blues contrasting with thick darkness of the door has that mesmerizing quality.

  10. joannesisco says:

    Not only do I love shutters, but they’re blue! There is something about a blue door/gate/shutters that I find so attractive.

  11. Love the colours of the doors – so French

  12. jan says:

    Beautiful colors – I love the blue!

  13. Wonderful response to the “doors” challenge; Provence is definitely on my “Bucket List”, I have never gotten beyond Paris while in France.

  14. vbholmes says:

    Great photo, Janet–I like the contrast between the two homes, one formal and dignified; its neighbor, casual and colorful. This jumble of architectural styles is so Provencal, and utterly charming.

  15. I’m with you I like them both, and I often fall in love the windows too. 🙂

  16. jesh stg says:

    Exactly, you don’t have to choose! This whole view is very charming:) Thanks for visiting me!

  17. This is really cool Janet. I’m in love with the architecture around Europe,beauty everywhere! 🙂

  18. pommepal says:

    What a beautiful colour combination the soft terracotta walls with the vibrant blue, stunning.

  19. The blue is such a lovely contrast to the stone and the creeper.

  20. Inger says:

    Provence – such a beautiful area!

  21. Delicious blues Janet! Just love the jumble of climbing plants,shutters and doors,oh and the hanging basket on the corner too!

    • Jane, when I looked at the photo for the challenge, I saw much there. As it was a few years ago, I have no idea whether I noticed them all at the time, but it’s certainly an attractive spot.