Everything is beautiful in Europe....I have taken thousands of photos of beautiful doors, beautiful frescoes, beautiful architecture. Craftsmanship and quality seem more important to Europeans than budgets and deadlines.
Even the food is beautiful! Just look at this bread in a restaurant window in Venice. Who wouldn't want to go in and see what else they offer?
Desserts are almost impossible to pass up with these kind of displays!
These are parma hams in the Mercato Centrale in Florence. Even the bone is wrapped in gold foil at the bottom of the cut. My grocery store has a cold bin full of shrink wrapped pork, no bay leaf garlands or foil adornments!
Paris is the center of civility and beauty. This is the interior of Ladure'e, a tea room where time slows down and people gather to talk and eat beautiful food!
Nothing is overlooked, even hardware can be an elegant statement in beauty.
Look at the detail in this hand made lace curtain.
Here is a empire influenced sconce mounted on the arabesque panel. Belle Epoch at it's best!
Who wouldn't be happy walking down the street when the covered sidewalks look like this? The city of Bologna, Italy is known for its' arched porticoes and has more covered sidewalks than any other city in the world.
And then there is the sidewalk itself, this is in front of the post office in Florence.
Doors are architectural delights. This one is in Paris, typical with its' bright blue color and street number in the stone pediment over the door.
I love looking at mailboxes. These are both in Italy, this one in Florence and the next is in Venice.
What a lovely architectural mailbox! I would kill for it! I always come home from a trip with new eyes to look at my old world. Try looking at your world in a new way and find something that needs to made beautiful in your world! Let me know what you change from a mundane object to a thing of beauty!