All three pairs of doors on the west facade of Notre Dame have wonderful, iron work: elaborate, scrolled hinges, with stylised plant forms covering the timber .


Only on the southernmost pair of doors, to the right in the picture, is the iron the original 13th century work.  Here the scrolling stems and leaves hide faces, strange birds and some playful, small dragons.

Click on this picture for a closer view.


Another post linked to Thursday Doors.