In France, around every corner and at every turn, the doors and facades of each centuries-old building never fail to intrigue me.
Unlike the United States, where styles and trends come and go in building and decor, the entry door you see to a shop, restaurant or someone’s home is the same as it has been for years, decades, centuries. Why change a thing of beauty?
The building blocks, the details in the limestone surrounds and the carvings in the wood never cease to astound me in their beauty and level of detail. How wonderful that someone took that kind of time to make a simple entryway into something so beautiful and unique. That kind of pride in the finishing touches must have been a real source of competition.
I’ve been collecting architectural elements for years and one day hope to build a house and incorporate them into it. Modern conveniences with age and beauty built right in. A dream.
What catches your eye when you travel in another country?