Saturday, February 1, 2014

CDP Theme Day: "entry"


The first day of every month is theme day for the City Daily Photo bloggers, and today's them is "entry".  I was hoping to post something a little more original but I just didn't have the "right" photo (although as usual I had some really "different" ideas!).  Anyway, I found this entry-way into the grounds of a home in the center of Amboise to be impressive... and even a bit mysterious.  Click here to see how the other CDP bloggers interpreted the theme.

28 comments:

  1. Showing just a snippet of the house increases the mystery, Stuart. I do like the B&W treatment, which adds respect to the stone-mason's labour.

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    1. Thanks, it just didn't look right in color.

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  2. Mystery is right.... why is there only half a door! :)

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    1. Well, it's not because they can't afford it !

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  3. The owners mean to keep someone in or someone out with that sturdy door.

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    1. I hand't considered the latter, but that's an excellent point.

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  4. What was your "different" idea about the enrty theme ? Would be interesting to know. The shot shows us the entry to a very rich "propriété privée". Nice pic in B&W.

    Tess

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    1. My first inclination was to post a photo of an "entrée" to a nice dinner in the French meaning of the word (a dish served at the entry to the meal). I thought it would be a good opportunity to explain how that word in the States is used instead to mean the main course. (I have no idea how that came about.) Alas, I did not have a good photo of one !

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  5. It looks like a private street, doesn't it?

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    1. It sure does. I was too timid to walk in to see if this gate served more than one residence. It looks like it's just for one though from where I stood.

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  6. There's a lot to enjoy in this shot Stuart, the glimpse of the roof which I thought at first was a thatch but maybe not, love the cobblestones at the entry, but most of all j'adore the arch, I'm a sucker for a beautiful old arch :)

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    1. Not a thatched roof but slate. I really like the cobblestones too... for shooting... not so much for walking on! And yes, the arch and the arched doors are really nice... and enormous.

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  7. I hope tomorrow you'll show us the view once you took a few paces to the left... :-)

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    1. Well that would be ruining the mystery wouldn't it !?

      (Actually, it wasn't very interesting!)

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  8. it's like doors to a fort! come on, take us in!

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    1. You're not kidding. It seems odd to have that much armor and then leave it wide open !

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  9. Looks like it might be something very special in there. Will you show us one day?

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    1. I would love to show you but I'll have to figure out how to get invited in. I would probably get more photos if I didn't respect people's privacy !

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  10. Well I hope you stepped inside the gates to have a look around for us! V

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    1. Alas, I did not. I'm not sure how the owners would have reacted to a strange guy with a big camera around his neck !

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  11. It looks rather formidable!
    And that bit on the bottom makes me think of a kick plate - but I'm sure your foot would be soon broken if you tried to kick this one open!

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    1. Without doubt ! Of course, you could just wait for a day like this when it's wide open !

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  12. How fortunate that the gate was open! Not a chance to see much of anything on the other side when it is closed. Terrific shot...makes me want to have a closer look :).

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    1. Yes, this was the first time I saw it open. Thanks !

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  13. Hah! I was thinking the same thing as Virginia. As we always say it is better to ask forgiveness than to ask permission (except for an individual's photo, face to face). Wonderful entry for "entry!" Congratulations on completing 365 blog posts!

    Bises,
    Genie

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    1. Thanks, Genie. I still may be too timid in photo taking. I could never be a paparazzi !

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