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Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Adventures in Alsace: Doors and Dresses

Since I have little else to blog about, except being sick (and who wants to hear about that?), I'll continue on with my jaunt in Strasbourg. You may remember my previous installment, in which I ate a lot and blew a tire on M's car. Good times. Anyhoo, I took a ton of photos so we'll have a peek at some doors and dresses I saw.

I love doors. I don't know why, but I find them fascinating. Some doors are works of art all on their own and make me wonder about the craftsmen who made them and what mysteries might lie behind them. I think doors are often overlooked as a merely a means to get somewhere, but we should remember that they can be a reflection of the home you'll find behind them.

This one isn't spectacular, but I liked it for the details. A lot of work went into making this door.


Now this is an impressive door. Look at the metal work on it. And I love that it's red. It's one of the 3 front entry doors to the cathedral. I could just stare at it for hours thinking about the hundreds of thousands of people who have passed through it over the centuries.


This isn't a door per se, but still an entry way and I really liked it. Don't you want to go discover things behind it?


These are the blue doors that I knew to look for when I was looking for Crep Mili. They lead to a private courtyard for those hodge podge buildings you see in the background.



This door is fantastic. And so very blue. Take a good look at it before scrolling down to the next photo.




This is A next to that door. See how HUGE it is?



Now onto the dresses! There was many, many wedding shops in Strasbourg. Several of them featured, interesting gowns. I wish I had more photos, but I got bad reflections off the glass. Here are a few though.

I actually think this one is stunning. Look at the collar!


Oh, I loved this one too. Black? On a wedding dress? Absolument! Feathers? Oui! Corset top? Magnifique!

I'm not sure what's going on in the dress on the far right, but I had to take a picture! I'm sure it's just sort of an avant garde work of art (and it is a work of art) because if it's a real wedding dress, well, let's just say the guest would see more of the bride than they bargained for. ;)


The next time I have nothing to blog about (probably soon) I'll blog some photos of the buildings in Strasbourg. The architecture there is gorgeous.

10 comments:

Allison said...

oh I LOVE door pictures! I have a set of 5 door photos that I took in Brugge framed on my wall :)

Kris said...

WOW, that is a HUGE door. I love the blue color.
Not sure about the wedding dress. It is pretty, but a bit (a LOT) revealing.

Kris

marty39 said...

Great Pictures, I've been to Strasburg and it is just fantastic. Your doors are unreal, love them all. Hugs, Marty

Debora Dennis said...

Hopping over from SITs - and your header caught my eye - and made me smile...life is too short to wear ugly shoes :) I love the shots of the doors, that blue one is huge, but my favorite is the second one from the cathedral - I love scroll work.

Have a great day.

CherryStar said...

I love your photos.
I absolutely love the black and white wedding dress. I have been searching for the perfect wedding dress for months, I'm not sure if you would know if the place that sells it has a website or some way to order it without actually going to the store.

Tiffany said...

Photos of doors are so intriguing. The dresses are gorgeous.

Firefly@www.firefly-shop.org said...

Beautiful pictures :) thanks for stopping by my blog :)

A Rendez-Vous with Style said...

Thanks for stopping by and happy same birthday! :)
I love this post as I too, during my 4 years living in France had an obsession with doors and all the beautiful iron work!
I will be back for more! :)

A Rendez-Vous with Style said...

Thanks for stopping by and happy same birthday! :)
I love this post as I too, during my 4 years living in France had an obsession with doors and all the beautiful iron work!
I will be back for more! :)

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