As you know from visiting my blog and following along with my Viking River Cruise, there are some things I never get tired of photographing – like pretty doors and windows. And while we visited La Petite France in Strasbourg, we found plenty. And I took so many pictures trying to capture every one of them that I will have to share these pretty pictures with you in a couple of posts. So get ready for lots of pictures…here we go!
Door at L’oignon Restaurant. I love the trim around the door. And that little porcelain sign in the upper left? That means that the restaurant is licensed to sell alcohol. Which can always be a good thing to know.
Window at L’oignon Restaurant. That decorative iron grate makes a pretty trellis for ivy.
If you visited my post here, you know what the letters and numbers mean in the arch above this doorway.
This door was much newer, note the 1882 date, and I loved the stone surrounding the large double doors. I think it may have been some type of sandstone, I am not sure, but the patterns in the stone added to the beauty of the entrance.
This closed window had interesting shutters. There were little comma cut-outs.
I am not sure what meaning they have. I saw them on other shutters throughout Strasbourg, too.
This golden door is a favorite of mine. The wood is such a pretty color and I even captured myself in the reflection in the glass!
This green door was almost a teal green, and another pretty and colorful entrance. And the wood paneling made it look very distinguished.
This little door was at street level and probably led to the cellar. It reminded me of doors that led to the coal chute in towns where coal was a source of fuel for their stoves. My Granny and Pawpaw had an old coal furnace with a coal chute.
This is one of a pair of windows I captured near Saint Thomas Church. On this window, the shutters were open.
And on this window, the shutters were closed. These shutters were so different from all the others that we had seen. They were on the inside of the window frame instead of being attached to the outside wall of the building.
And there were two similar doors on that building – one closed…
And one opened.
These little closed red shutters had iron brackets and braces holding them together. I wondered if the wood panels on the top and bottom were original or added later to perhaps replace sections with slats like the middle section.
And these wrought iron window grates were kind of out of place. The design was very modern compared to everything else we were seeing in this part of Strasbourg. But that sandstone was incorporated into a lot of the buildings in the area. I wonder if there was a type of local sandstone, like there was in Heidelberg, that was used during the construction.
I will share more of the windows and doors with you in a later post. I just took too many pictures and believe it or not, I did not even begin to capture all of the amazing windows and doors in La Petite France.
Until next time!
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