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These Doors

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When I first arrived in Paris, which seems like ages ago now – even though it’s really not – I couldn’t help but be in awe of all the doors. Different colours, shapes, so much history, a bunch of different designs, patterns and details caught my attention every single second and I could rarely make it down a street without stopping for photos. Today I stop less often, which is a shame (although perhaps a good thing for my friends since I’m not running late all the time due to gawking at random doors) since they really are incredibly beautiful. Even though I’m getting used to calling Paris my home, I hope I never ever get used to all this beauty around me. Too cheesy? I know. But also absolutely true.

  1. I completely understand you. It is so easy to get used to the beauty that surrounds you every day. Because I live in Italy and mainly photograph places and little details here in Florence it took a while before I opened up my eyes for all the beauty which my hometown Copenhagen holds. Today I appreciate Copenhagen so much more and I see things I wouldn’t have noticed if I had lived there. This is because I look at the city with an expat’s eyes. Not sure how much sense all this makes but I think you know what I mean. hahahaha. Have a wonderful day in Paris!

  2. I’d be doing the same thing if I lived somewhere as gorgeous as Paris! That is basically just another form of stopping to smell the roses 🙂

  3. Rachel Sanders    June 2, 2014

    It is like a beautiful piece of artwork!

  4. so obsessed with all kinds of colourful doors!

  5. Try not to get used to Paris. Once you do, you tend to forget how beautiful it is and how lucky you are to be living here. Paris being my home, I find it hard sometimes to take pictures of things or places because they just seem so ordinary and boring (even when they’re not!), and don’t think anyone would be interested in seeing photos of them. This is why I love reading your blog, you always find beauty in the most ordinary things! Beautiful pictures!

  6. RachelvM    June 2, 2014

    I totally understand, but I think it is in all of us to forget to see the beauty in the simple things that surround us. We just have to be reminded every now and to open our eyes and appreciate (and photograph) it all :)!

  7. Love this! Those doors! Life is all about loving the details!

  8. But the scratches near the key hole side will never get old.

  9. The fact that its a little scratched and weather gives it character. Its almost as if the doors have their own stories to tell.

    Champagne and Scones – Afternoon Tea At Milestone

  10. Cristina Gomez    June 2, 2014

    I know how you feel. Those doors contribute to the charm of the city. I love the fact that they haven’t restored the faded paint and scratches because they do not make the doors “ugly” on the contrary, they represent their beauty which you have captured perfectly on those photos.

  11. As a photographer and someone constantly inspired by their surroundings, I don’t think you ever will get sick of Paris 🙂 x

  12. Not cheesy at all. I feel you should always be completely and hopelessly in love with where you live…

  13. MilanoTime    June 3, 2014

    Amazing doors <3

  14. Libby SJM    June 3, 2014

    These doors really are beautiful – where are they in Paris?

  15. Elin och Gisela    June 3, 2014

    Check out our blog and let’s get inspired! Hugs from Elin and Gisela

  16. Anoushé    June 4, 2014

    Hi sweetie! I’ve nominated you for the Very Inspirational Blogger Award!! You so totally deserve it 🙂 Your pictures leave me in awe and leave me feeling so happy,while longing to discover Paris like you do myself… Have fun writing 7 random facts about yourself and keep up all the amazingness! Anoushé xoxo

  17. departmentofwandering    June 4, 2014

    I also fell in love with Paris’ beautiful doors when I visited over Christmas last year. I couldn’t stop taking photos of them! So charming. <3

  18. Never too cheesy. The best things in life are cheesy!

    xx Katie

  19. ritournelle    June 8, 2014

    I’ve lived in Paris for years and I’m still amazed every single day by its beauty

  20. Paulina    June 8, 2014

    I’m planning to go there this July and I just wanted to ask how’s the weather like?

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