Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Tourist information: Bordeaux blue

Everybody knows Bordeaux red but what you actually see in the streets is much Bordeaux blue.

It is used a lot on doors as you can see from the three photographs below these lines, and where you can also see variations in the color (the photograph above these lines showe the true Bordeaux blue).

The door knockers contrast very nicely with the Bordeaux blue.

It is also used on iron work,

on shutters,

and on carved wood panels.

The famous Mollat book stores (see next day) are also painted in Bordeaux blue.