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Squares, Door in the Marais I've been really curious about this door. It's located a few blocks away from our old apartment in the Marais, and every time we walk past it, the same questions come to mind: 1. What's with the square window panes in different colors? And why are some of them the same? 2. Is the color palette carefully planned or the result of years of haphazard broken window repair? 3. Did they seriously coordinate the colors of the windows to the natural colors of the exposed stone of the building? 4. Who painted the electrical box and facade of the adjacent building, and did they coordinate as well? 5. Is this all staged for everyone's amusement? 6. Am I missing the secret code? 7. Am I nuts? To add to the mystery, this door is located in the tangle of streets near Rue de Temple - ground zero for the Knights Templar circa 1300. Hmmm.

19 comments

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Will @ Bright.Bazaar

What a lovely picture. The texture and different colour hues makes it really interesting.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Simply Mel

It could be one of the Old Master's palettes – I love it!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Kasey

I think it's a secret code for sure…
hmmm…
let me know when you figure it out.
xo

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Galipette.

No you're not nuts! Unless, well, maybe I am too, because while I was in France last year, I was obsessed with windows and doors. I kept tripping because I wasn't paying attention to where I was walking. I just stared and stared, wondering some of the same things you did in this post.

Glad to know I'm not the only one :)

Wonderful.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Lemon

oh my word, what a strange thing!
each question i read & i went "yeah, wow, that's so true. what is the deal? why IS that?" now i am curious as well!

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by jules @ The Diversion Project

paris makes everything look good, its in the air. : )

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by hatjunkie

What a wonderful mystery.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by Vana

I can't help but think they simply added "patches" on that door every time a panel of the original glass broke…but nonetheless, i think it make for one awesome door to catch ones attention. It did in your case, no?

xoxo

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by the Armchair Parisian

It IS a little picture perfect in a haphazard way, isn't it…. I love the palette.

Jul 19, 2014 • Posted by nichole

Alex – No. Can't stand that book! But my husband is a huge Knights Templar "fan." Intriguing history.

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