Thursday Doors…Colmar arches

Posted: December 1, 2016 in Thursday doors
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I decided to go with an arches theme this week, but not the golden arches of McDo (long o sound) as it’s sometimes called in Europe.  These doors are from Colmar, the city I’ve featured before, that has vacillated between being part of French and part of Germany, but while always keeping not only a colorful past but colorful buildings and doors.  I also had a bit of fun playing with editing on the framing.  Welcome to December!  For more of this week’s Thursday Doors entries, click here.

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016

© janet m. webb 2016



  1. Suzanne says:

    I love those first doors. They look like the entrance to a hobbit hole.

  2. usarmywise20 says:

    These doors are gorgeous!! It reminds me of what one would see on Hollywood pictures! Very beautiful, indeed! Each onevtells its own story!

  3. klara says:

    all 3 are beautiful but I was somehow attracted to the first one. can’t say why, but I really love it.

  4. Much nicer than “the golden ones” 😊.

  5. Quarkybirdy says:

    Architectural designs of doors and buildings from Europe remind me that humans can be creative, innovative, whimsical and spiritual. We do not have near the level of architectural wonders here in Canada – maybe old Quebec City.

    • In the US, the cities on the coasts tend to have more of the older architecture, as that’s where the colonists and settlers first landed from their former countries. There are modern beauties as well, although they can be very different. But I do know what you mean. Thanks for stopping in and commenting.


  6. Dan Antion says:

    These are beautiful doors, Janet. I’m going to stop back later, when I have more time to study that first set. There are some interesting construction ideas in those doors. I like arched of all types but there’s something special about those.

  7. dimlamp says:

    Quite an impressive collection, I especially like the first shot.

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Nice ones Janet. I like the way the handle is cut into that first one 🙂

  9. Sherry Felix says:

    Old doors are the best. You found some winners.

    • Thanks, Sherry. Glad you enjoyed them and thanks for taking time to comment. I think that the first door may be a modern design in the old shape, but I like it either way.


  10. Very beautiful doors all 3! We seldom see arched doors on homes here.

    Happy December to you too!

  11. joey says:

    Quite a collection! That gray door in the middle has stolen my heart with its panels and hardware and oh the arch 🙂

  12. bythebriny says:

    I love the unusual design of that first set of doors. Rustic yet elegant.

  13. Joanne Sisco says:

    Oh – tough one. It’s either the alien-eyes on the first door (with a handle that looks like a nostril) or the kickass hinges on the 3rd door. Either way, they’re both winners 🙂

    … no, the alien door definitely wins it.

  14. jesh stg says:

    They each one have something particular to show:) and look quite big (for Europe). Yes, welcome December, the most beautiful month of the year!

  15. Beautiful doors and arches, Janet.

  16. Marie says:

    Hi. I am off to Colmar (also Strasbourg and Paris) on Saturday for the Christmas markets. Any “not to miss” recommendations in Colmar. It looks like such a beautiful town. Thanks

    • Lucky you! I’d love to visit Colmar for the winter market. I don’t have anything specific, just take time to wander through the historic part of the city. Everything is lovely. You might want to buy some chocolate, though. There are a number of places that had chocolate that looked wonderful, but it was so hot, anything we would have purchased would have melted before we got home. 🙂 Enjoy!!


  17. Marian Allen says:

    Wonderful selections! Everything about these arches charms — the shape, the stonework around them, the wood, the construction, the fixin’s. What a treat you’ve served us!

    • So glad you enjoyed them, Marian. Colmar was full of beautiful doors and I’m thankful for my s-i-l putting up with me stopping what seemed like every ten feet to take another picture. 🙂