The regional flag may be black and white but there’s no doubting Brittany’s preference for blue when it comes to doors, window shutters and gates.
This small selection of the blue doors around St Goustan is a post for Thursday Doors.
(Click on any photo to view the gallery)
Blue, Brittany, Doors, St Goustan
May 19, 2016 at 9:37 am
May 19, 2016 at 12:42 pm
Lovely. I bet Norm will like these – he loves blue.
May 19, 2016 at 2:12 pm
Very nice! My favorite color has always been blue, so I find the doors and shutters quite attractive.
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May 19, 2016 at 2:42 pm
I like the rich blue colour of that first door.
May 19, 2016 at 3:01 pm
The rich, dark blues fade gracefully.
May 19, 2016 at 3:36 pm
Swooooon! I love all that stone and blue wood — all the better so faded and worn. Wonderful collection 🙂
May 19, 2016 at 7:14 pm
I love the handsome blue doors. Blue doors are not something you see here so it’s quite a treat. 🙂
May 19, 2016 at 7:22 pm
The blue looks lovely against the stone. Beautiful shots.
May 19, 2016 at 7:32 pm
Thanks for your comment. The yellow tints in the stone do seem to set off the faded blues perfectly, or is it the other way round?
May 19, 2016 at 8:48 pm
May 20, 2016 at 3:39 am
I love the combination of blue door and stone building!
May 20, 2016 at 8:11 am
love the atmosphere around these doors and walls in Bretagne. The wisteria is the perfect finishing touch:)
May 21, 2016 at 10:57 am
Beautiful doors, shutters and stonework.
May 24, 2016 at 4:28 pm
So much blue and so much stone! A wonderful combination – thanks for sharing these beauties 🙂
May 31, 2016 at 10:22 am
I love those doors. Do you happen to know if the colour blue has any special significance in Brittany? In Spain it is traditionally used to keep the witches at bay. I don’t know if they still believe in them, but they keep painting doors and windows blue.
May 31, 2016 at 10:48 am
I don’t know whether blue doors are supposed to have any protective effect in Brittany but the colour is certainly long established in the region. There’s even a special Breton word for a particular shade of sea-blue-green that is supposed to be untranslatable!
May 31, 2016 at 10:55 am
Ha, a challenge for an ex-translator.
May 31, 2016 at 11:00 am
The Breton blue-green is ‘glaz’. You’ll find a short discussion of its particularity on Wiktionnaire.
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