Thursday doors…a soupçon of French doors

Posted: June 4, 2020 in Thursday doors
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I’m once again trolling the archives of last year’s visit to France for my Thursday Doors entry this week. I’m sad to say there will be no visit this year but I can’t imagine having to wear a mask for all the time it would take to get from the Phoenix airport to the Basel airport–with possibly two stops and all that time in the air! However, with the ease of virtual travel, we can zip over for a few quick stops.

First stop is a favorite spot–Luxeuil-les-Bains. Remember that les bains means the baths and this is one of the places in the area where you can get into hot water and have it be a good thing.

I do love shutters and a balcony filled with flowers. Since many doors open almost right into the street or sidewalk, it would be much nicer to sit up above the crowd.

Just when you think there’s a color scheme going for this week… There’s always time to enjoy an iconic French gate in that green they do so well. Now what next? A stop at a pâtisserie? Mai oui!

Neither snow, nor rain, nor heat, nor COVID-19 stays these courageous door aficiandoes from the swift completion of their appointed doorscurions! Thanks to Norm for leading the charge each week.

  1. Always nice to see the doors of different countries.

  2. Sheree says:

    France knows how to do doors!

  3. Dan Antion says:

    These are grat examples, Janet. I’ve noticed a couple of doors-onto-balconies today. I like that 🙂

    • Some of the two-story houses here have doors that open onto a terrace or large balcony, but where it’s so hot, the cost of trying to keep the upstairs (where the bedrooms usually are) cool is quite high and I’m happy we don’t have to do that! I do love a nice balcony, though.

  4. dmmacilroy says:

    Hi Janet,

    Nice doors. They’ll be waiting for you next year.



  5. dennyho says:

    French doors and terraces are so lovely…would love to be there now.

  6. lolaWi says:

    lovely doors! 🙂

    • I’m glad you like them, Lola. I find myself stopping all the time to take photos of doors when we’re walking around French towns. My s-i-l is very understanding. 🙂

  7. I especially like the balcony!

  8. Ooh, I love the door colors, and that window box and that gate is lovely in my favorite color and rusted too!

  9. Norm 2.0 says:

    Some classic French beauties! I just love that second one with the cute balcony above it 🙂

  10. Ally Bean says:

    Pretty colors and doors. I like the flower pots above the doors, too. Almost too charming.

  11. .lily says:

    Very nice! Love the colours.

  12. I love the second shot especially, the shutters and balcony! This season will pass and you will once again be able to fly the friendly skies. For me, it’s the opposite … France to the US so I remind myself. 🙂

  13. Resa says:

    Nice!! I’m very happy you have such a great collection.
    Are there no neat doors around you?
    Maybe you could do a post on boring doors? (Cheeky, but….)

    • Boring doors. What a great idea! Lots of doors here have screen doors with sun screens on them, but I’ll have to look a bit more closely. Of course with more people at home, I feel a bit odd taking photos of doors from not too far away on the sidewalk. 🙂

  14. marianallen says:

    Patisserie! Oui! Oui to the max! I’ll have an eclair with chorklit on top, please!

    • We’ll do our best, Marian. But there are lots of other amazing goodies as well, so don’t make up your mind too quickly. You can get eclairs in the States, but many of the other things you won’t find in many places.