21.10.2011., petak


Shutters for french doors : 1 faux wood blinds.

Shutters For French Doors

shutters for french doors

    french doors
  • A French window

  • (french door) a light door with transparent or glazed panels extending the full length

  • A door is a moveable used to cover an opening. Doors are widely used and are found in walls or partitions of a building, vehicles, and furniture such as cupboards, cages, and containers.

  • A door with glass panes throughout its length

  • (French Door) A style of door in which two panels open to provide a clear opening which is approximately twice as wide as one panel.

  • Close (a business)

  • (shutter) a mechanical device on a camera that opens and closes to control the time of a photographic exposure

  • Close the shutters of (a window or building)

  • (shutter) close with shutters; "We shuttered the window to keep the house cool"

  • (shutter) a hinged blind for a window

No accounting for taste

No accounting for taste

This building must have looked something in its heyday, with the blue shutters and that gaudy ad. Reputedly (via Wikipedia) Dubonnet is a favourite beverage of:

- The French Foreign Legion;
- Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, who liked gin and Dubonnet: 30% gin, 70% Dubonnet with a slice of lemon under the ice. She once noted before a trip, "...I think that I will take two small bottles of Dubonnet and gin with me this morning, in case it is needed..."; and
- Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, who also likes a Dubonnet and gin before lunch every day (allegedly).

I've often wondered when these painted ads date from. This one appears to be signed (bottom right corner, continuing over the door lintel) with a series of dates - earliest date I can read is 1955 and the latest is 1965, I think. If you squint, you can just about make out an earlier layer with the slogan "DUBO, DUBON, DUBONNET" written diagonally.

Thanks to photocillin for the title inspiration.

Once upon a time.....

Once upon a time.....

I have been able to upload my photos from my camera to my iPad and then e-mail them to flickr. It seems that every day new photo processing apps appear for the iPad. This little cottage shot was edited in PhotoForge- my favorite so far.

shutters for french doors

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