the doors of paris are absolutely jaw-dropping, yet, certainly something easily missed. henning (can’t believe i can’t remember his last name . . . but he was always just “henning”), an older gentleman with a rounded face and bright, smiling eyes and the director of the hollins abroad paris program for almost a quarter century, used to admonish daily the young of ladies hollins to “look up!” with that, he would scold: when walking the streets of paris, you must not fall into the trap of regarding the ground in front of you as you walk along. rather, look up! behold the beauty of paris, which can only truly be appreciated in the view above the asphalt.
this morning, as i ran out to grab some croissants and a baguette at the corner bakery while my children were still sleeping, i was reminded of henning’s admonishment as i began grabbing snapshots of the many gorgeous doors of paris and, then, kind of became obsessed. below, i hooked you up with a few i saw in a little under an hour in just the streets surrounding our apartment. (some of the hardware, too, stopped me in my tracks!). enjoy!