Thursday Doors…arches in the Alsace

Posted: July 27, 2017 in Thursday doors
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We wandered down from the mountains and just as we were ready to turn around, we came upon a sign the caught my attention because its name, Lautenbach, was the same as the maiden name of my s-i-l in Arizona.  After a stop to take a photo of the sign, we ventured into the town, which turned out to be a small jewel.  But this is Thursday Doors, so let’s take a look at a few doors I sighted while near the church (upcoming post).  Arches were in force here, just as they are in the Franche-Comté, and I know many of you love arches.

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

© janet m. webb

  1. isnpired by your blog, we watch the doors now too… it’s amazing that every departement has it’s own traditional colors and a lot of people stick with this tradition… eggs-cept our new mayor … now our church has screaming red doors.. like the entry of a ghost train castle ;o(

  2. Sue says:

    Love these!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Wow! Those are marvelous doors. When I saw the first one, I didn’t know how anything could compete. Arches, weathered, wooden doors, how do you top that. Then I saw the iron hinges on the second one. Gorgeous, Janet

  4. Jackie says:


  5. mz&cho says:

    Just love those doors!

    • When my s-I-l and I are exploring French villages and towns, she’s nice enough to wait for me while I take photos of lots and lots of doors…and other things as well, of course. Glad you like them.


  6. marianallen says:

    I’m one of those arch-lovers, Janet. 🙂 These are each uniquely beautiful. Perfect doorscursion!

  7. Allan G. Smorra says:

    Beautiful doors this week, Janet. The last set remind me of the ones where we store material in the old ammunition bunkers at the bridge.

  8. joey says:

    Oh yes, fantastic doors! Love the golden hue against the metal hardware on the middle one, but the rustic nature of the first set is where it’s at for me.

  9. jesh stg says:

    That third door is in a beautiful condition! And if that second one had different hardware on it, i would have thought it could be a church door:) Grunt – nothing is cool here yet! But ice cream and watermelon helps!

    • The second one may not be a church door, but it’s a chapel door in a cemetery, so it’s close. Not cool here, either, unfortunately! Last night it didn’t even cool off enough for me to open the windows either during the night or this morning to cool things down. Sigh.

      • jesh stg says:

        My comfort is that it one day will start getting cooler, lol! About the door – am surprised that this color of the door has found itself in a cemetery – almost frivolous:)

  10. What a neat side trip! Those doors are beautiful weathered, adorned, arches and all!

  11. Jeanne says:

    Beautiful…the second door is lyrical…the iron almost looks like musical notes.

  12. Su Leslie says:

    These are lovely Janet; especially the second. I can so imagine having one like that. 🙂

  13. JT Twissel says:

    Wow, really nice doors. I do like arches.

  14. I am so glad you turned into Lautenbach. Looking forward to more pictures-these doors are fascinating, handmade, and so beautiful.One wonders what they open on to.

  15. Norm 2.0 says:

    I’m kinda partial to that first one but these are all wonderful choices. Excellent post Janet 🙂

  16. The arches are wonderful, Janet, but those enormous hinges won me over, for sure.

  17. Oh, I do love some arches. Beautiful finds Janet! I love the color of the wood in the second one.

  18. The second one is a beauty; the third modern-isa, but I like the humble first one for all the years and stories it has seen