On the 9th Thermidor Year II, Robespierre was shot in the jaw and arrested in the Hôtel de Ville with his followers marking the end of the Terror.
I opened the door with a smile
To welcome in the new year
Only to find
It had knocked and run away
Bonne année mes Amis!
Welcome to the first French Friday of 2016!
Doors open and close. They are the pathway to new adventures. Doors can be ornate or humble, prosaic or wonderfully romantic.
This is a little gallery of doors from my French adventures.
I hope the doors that open in your life this year all lead to happy adventures and safe places of warmth and love.
If you would like to write a post about a door or entrance that caught your eye in France then please do share your link in the comments so others can enjoy your images and stories.
J’adore the door! The asymmetry and colour of the doors and shutters was charming I thought.
This door caused controversy when people detected a phallus in the decoration.
Liberté, Égalité, Fraternité – the cornerstones of French society.
What did the carvings in these ancient arches mean? I took this photo of the strangely neglected building directly in front of Chartres Cathedral.
Reflected in the window of the Hotel of the Universe is the Town Hall of St Malo. Within – a universe of joy.
Not feeling the chemistry? Perhaps a trip to L’Alchimiste in St Malo is what you need.
This is the main door of Notre Dame. The wrought iron is stunningly beautiful
A modern iron door in this 14th Century arch
A red door in the courtyard of the Musee de Cluny