I have long been fascinated by pictures of doors, windows, gates, and pathways. In fact, I plan to create another Blurb book which pairs these photographs with appropriate quotes and scripture verses.
I think I am enamored by these objects because they offer hope — a look into the future that is filled with potential and possibilities. But in order to take advantage of these opportunities, we must be willing to take the first step. We must open the door – raise the window – unlatch the gate – walk down that path of uncertainty. It requires an element of faith to proceed, and a bit of courage and self-confidence to venture beyond our comfort zone.
While there are several inviting pathways in my neighborhood, the midwest cannot compete with the architecture and artistic design of the doorways and windows of Europe. They each have such character and aptly demonstrate the personality of the building or residence they represent. When traveling abroad, I always look for a unique photograph to add to my growing collection.
Couple this photography interest with my love of Paris and that brings me to today’s post.
For the fifth year in a row, the Paris in July blog challenge is being offered by Karen at A Wondering Life, Adria at Adria in Paris, Meredith at Dolce Belleza, Nichole at Obvious State, author Vicki Lesage, and Tamara at Thyme for Tea. I am so excited to have the opportunity to once again travel (albeit virtually) to my beloved Paris.
I plan to cull my thousands of photos to find a few to share throughout the month on this blog. I will also recall a few highlights of the 2011 trip on my Travel Blog, and I hope to review a couple of books as well.
If you would like to join in this celebration, please feel free … and be sure to register your post here.
For now… here is a collage of a few of my favorite Parisian windows. I particularly adore the delicate sheers, the embroidered images reflecting the personality and interest of the owner.