Thursday Doors: Bordeaux (1)

Although I promised even more doors from Confolens after the Christmas & New Year break, just for a change over the next couple of weeks I’m going to put up some doors I saw in the city of Bordeaux just before the holiday season.

We went on a coach trip to the Christmas Market there and, having a couple of hours before we set off on the return journey, we took a promenade along the Quai Louis XVIII, which runs along the Gironde river and is lined with impressive buildings.

Even if some of the doors don’t quite match the grandeur of their surroundings, that doesn’t make them uninteresting (quite the opposite, I’d say). There is, however, a preponderance of blue, certainly in this selection.

[All these images were captured with my old iPhone, so may not be up to usual standards]

 

Smart…

…not so much:

Even the gates are blue:

And so  it goes on…

Finally, some flashes of red for contrast:

Thursday Doors 11 January 2018

8 Comments on “Thursday Doors: Bordeaux (1)

  1. Lovely collection. I love the deep rich colour and freshly painted shine of the second one.
    A region I’d love to visit some day. Thanks for sharing these 🙂

  2. I really liked Bordeaux when we spent a couple of days there on a car trip through France. The buildings were fabulous (the wine was good, too).

  3. No. 74 speaks to me. Do you have a preference for blue doors, or are there a lot of them around. How “big” is Bordaux actually. I saw it on a program called house hunters (TV) and it looked more like a village. I always thought it was bigger than that?

    • There were just a lot of blue doors. The city of Bordeaux is one of the largest cities in France – definitely not a village. However it gives its name to the entire wine-growing region and there are plenty of villages there.

      • That’s what I thought -thanks for confirming that. They may have chosen to call it Bordeux, because most in the USA wouldn’t be checking:)

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