Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Old Town Doors [8], [9], [10], [11] and [12]

A bit of a MEGA-UPDATE

I've been a bit slack lately. I've been working as much as possible and trying to get some new paintings happening. Unfortunately, my photography has fallen behind.

So here are [belated] no.s 8, 9, 10, 11 and 12.

[8] My Front Door

a bit of a sentimental one. I love living in the building with a blue door.
[9] Old Town Door

I walked past this door on one of my frequent strolls through the Old Town of Lyon. I find it rather pretty and love the colours and architectural elements.

[10] Older than Columbus

Ok, so, perhaps this door and/or building is NOT older than Columbus, but it's been around longer than some countries, definately longer than the French Republic (of 1789.) If doors could talk....

[11] Musée Gadagne

This is one of the doors to the Musée Gadagne, the Museum of the History of Lyon. I havent been in yet, but once I find a spare 4 euro in my shoe (or somewhere else), I'll go. The building is pretty amazing from the exterior, it was built in the early 1500s by Pierrevive brothers and named Gadagne after it's subsequent owners, the Gadagni. It was aquired by the city in 1902, and became a museum in 1921. In case you wanted to know.

[12] What used to be...

I found this on the way to one of my (numerous) (unsuccessful) job interviews, back before I started working (you know, 2 weeks ago). It's amazing. I love the stains and can't help but think what was it used for and why is it not used anymore?

Thats it for now.

xx a.

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