Thursday doors…downward doors

Posted: November 14, 2019 in Thursday doors
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Downward doors is a yoga pose similar to downward dog, but used by photographers taking photos of doors that are below street level. This pose shouldn’t be held too long, Yogi Norm warns, lest the photographer’s friends and family move too far for the photographer to easily catch up and because there are many more doors left to photograph. You have been warned!

I took care when shooting these three doors in Luxeuil-les-bains in France. I didn’t want to strain my muscles and not be able to make it to the bakery and coffee shop! (Full disclosure: I know you’ll be relieved to know that I held each pose for just the right amount of time and was thus able to fully appreciate both shops .)

The flowers certainly add to the ambiance of this door. Not so sure about the plants on the stairs. πŸ™‚

Β© janet m. webb

Lots of arches for you arches lovers and some hardware, too.

Β© janet m. webb

Not so good in winter.

Β© janet m. webb
  1. Love, love, love the first door, and thank heavens you maintained your priorities. That is essential to enjoy a bakery visit. I’m proud of you. πŸ™‚

  2. Jackie says:

    These are such lovely doors!

  3. Joanne Sisco says:

    Great discoveries! I always find doors below street level rather odd. The first one has an air of mystery to it accentuated by the plants.

  4. Beautiful door photos!

  5. dennyho says:

    Hydrangeas and an old, wood door? Looks like a secret passageway to me! Great theme for your photos today.

  6. Your yoga session was great on this day! 😜😜 I really like the first downward door best.

  7. Su Leslie says:

    Thank you for the chuckle Janet; I’ll remember this next time I’m doing yoga (or photographing low-down stuff).

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    These are lovely and each quite unique. The flower bush in the first one dresses it up nicely. For the second one I think even smaller people are gonna need a helmet πŸ˜‰
    And of course though it all it’s good to know you were thinking ahead to make sure you didn’t do anything to jeopardize your bakery visit.

  9. Junieper2 says:

    Great door, Janet! Hope you didn’t bend over too long for this one! In Europe cellar /basement doors seem much more common than here.

    • No, I was careful. πŸ₯°. I still enjoyed the bakery and coffee/tea shop. Although these doors are more common in Europe, these three don’t appear to be in use.

      • Junieper2 says:

        Especially in France, don’t talk about pastries – my mouth begins to water when thinking about the real croissants!

      • What I love is that nothing is overpoweringly sweet the way so many pastries and desserts are in the US. The little bakery near my s-i-l’s does wonderful almond croissants, wooing me away from the pain au chocolat that I love. I like the fruit tarts and…well, no point in listing all the yummy things. But I have to say that one of the bakeries just a few steps from these doors has bread with lardons that is phenomenal and just the right size for eating with coffee or tea. Oh, I wish I hadn’t thought of it right now, as I’m hungry. πŸ™‚

      • Junieper2 says:

        Wouldn’t it be fun (if we had lots of $$$) to go together to a French bakery?

      • That it would! I found a nice French bakery in Pasadena this trip, run by two Frenchmen. It’s call FrenchiFornia. πŸ™‚ Had a delicious pain suisse there with plenty of chocolate.

      • Junieper2 says:

        Oh, didn’t know about that one:) Sounds great!

      • I thought I replied to this but I’m not seeing it on WP, so sorry if you already read a response. Yes, the bakery is good and obviously very French. I had a pain suisse and it was delicious, filling and with lots of chocolate.

      • Junieper2 says:

        I can tell you are a chocolate addict:)

      • Dark, for preference. πŸ™‚ But I don’t like things that are too sweet and some companies, like Dove, sweeten their dark chocolate too much.

      • Junieper2 says:

        Do you know Trader Joe’s 72% chocolate bar? – delicious but not too sweet.

      • Yes, but I get mine at Aldi (a TJ’s relative) and get either the 70% or 82% dark. πŸ™‚ Just picked some up today.

      • Junieper2 says:


      • Just finished some and I did. πŸ™‚

  10. Sue says:

    Oh, what AMAZING doors, Janet!

  11. Dan Antion says:

    Good job going above (or below) the and beyond the call to snag some great photos of some wonderful doors.

  12. Downward door pose… I’ll chuckle next time I do yoga πŸ™‚

  13. marianallen says:

    Thanks for all the arches! I love that first door, with the flowers above and the ferns on the steps. Maybe not so convenient, but so lovely!

  14. TCast says:

    Arches are definitely beautiful.

  15. Amy says:

    These are beautiful images, Janet.

  16. joey says:

    Gorgeous trio, Janet πŸ™‚

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