Doors of Carmel-by-the-Sea

Carmel-by-the-Sea: What’s not to love? This idyllic, European-style village is a place I could call home. I can picture myself living in a cozy cottage in the heart of the town, taking strolls down Ocean Avenue where the shopkeepers know my name, and heading to the white-sand beach at the end of the avenue to watch the sunset.

Upscale yet comfortable, Carmel has plenty of galleries, boutiques, hotels, places to eat, wine tasting, and a fabulous sandy beach. To top it off, this walkable town is super dog-friendly – my kind of place.

Last week, I spent the afternoon in Carmel with a friend. After a delicious lunch at the Patisserie Boissiere Restaurant, she enjoyed pampering with a facial and I hunted for interesting doors.

Please enjoy a few photos highlighting the interesting character of the boutiques, restaurants, and European-style architecture in Carmel.

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The Porta Bella Restaurant

 

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Breakfast, lunch, and afternoon tea are served here.

 

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An art gallery?

 

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A  door with LARGE, fancy hinges houses electrical mains.

 

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A bohemian boutique shop with a “dressy” open door.

 

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The elegantly styled entrance to the Cypress Inn.

 

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A bright red door punctuates the entrance to the Grill on Ocean Avenue.

 

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A lovely arched, glass door welcomes shoppers to the Bohemian Boutique and Scarf Gallery.

 

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A rustic door leads the way into the Dametra Cafe.

This post was inspired by Norm Frampton’s weekly feature, Thursday Doors.

Thursday Doors brings door lovers together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world.

26 Comments Add yours

  1. reocochran says:

    Oops! smiles from Robin
    each was a word where “EA h” means nothing.

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    1. Haha. I knew what you meant. 😊

      Like

  2. I was there a few summers ago and took lots of door shots, too. 🙂 Such a beautiful place.

    janet

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