Thursday Doors – Paris

Fun fact: today is my birthday! To celebrate, I’ve taken the day off from working from home and will pretend that I’m in Paris. A Parisian Pandemic Birthday! So it’s only fitting that this week’s door be in Paris. I considered going with a gorgeous and ornate door, but I chose this one instead. Because […]

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Me Feet At ..

Let’s go back to one of the most ridiculously over the top places that I’ve ever had the pleasure of visiting. I’ve covered Palais Garnier over several posts and they can be found here and here (and here and here and here and here and here).

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Galleria Umberto I

I love the pattern of this domed roof at Galleria Umberto I in Naples, and had to take a photo as soon as I saw it.

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Vaux-le-Vicomte, Other Fancy Bedrooms

Yesterday we looked at the gorgeous room made especially for King Louis XIV. It’s not the only beautifully decorated bedroom at the château though, and today we’ll take a look at some of the others.

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Thursday Doors – Maincy

This week we’re in Maincy, at Vaux-le-Vicomte, again. I love this door and its surround. It feels to me that great things are on the other side. Like a magical world full pastries, strong tea, soft music and lots and lots of fluffy kittens. Bonne journée! Marla Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door […]

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Vaux-le-Vicomte – Dome with a View

Located at the back of the Chateau is an impressive dome that towers above you at an height of 25 metres. Climbing to its top provides a 360° view around the expansive estate. In order to climb the tower, I had to pay an additional 3€ at it’s entrance. The woman collecting money looked down […]

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Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe – The Bones

We’ve taken a look at the exterior, as well as the famed murals, of Abbaye de Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe in previous posts. Today I’ve decided to share some photos that I took of the bones of the church. By that, I mean architectural pieces that I found to be interesting. Sorry to anyone hoping to see real […]

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The Things You Learn on Holiday

While looking at the impressive facade of Paris’ Notre Dame Cathedral, back before the horrific fire and its resulting devastation, I noticed this headless statue holding its head and wondered its significance.

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Thursday Doors – Chantilly

After our visit to Château de Chantilly, my friends and I wandered through the quaint town of Chantilly back towards the train station. I came across this door and couldn’t help but stop to take a picture.

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Thursday Doors – Chantilly

I know, I know. My contribution to Thursday Doors last week was also from Château de Chantilly. But this week’s door is different, and you’ll soon see why I wanted to share it. While last week’s door was over the top shiny and gold, understandably not to everyone’s taste, this week’s is more natural. I […]

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Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere – Portico

To enter into Basilica of Santa Maria in Trastevere, you must first pass through its portico. While not an original feature, this current architectural feature was designed by Carlo Fontana back in 1702.

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Thursday Doors – Paris

I’ve been a long time lurker, enjoying other bloggers sharing photos of doors from around the world. I’ve decided it’s time for me to jump in and take part in the fun!

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Gordon House

Late last week I saw an headline about a Frank Lloyd Wright house being acquired by a museum in New Hampshire, in the United States. For those not familiar with Mr. Wright, he made a name for himself by (among many things) being an innovative architect who’s design focused on bridging humans and our natural […]

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