Thursday, April 9, 2009

Porte-cochère ~ Architectural Word of the Day . . .

Even though a professional photographer was hired for this 19th century historic home listing, my photograph was chosen for the brochure.

Porte-cochère: (French) "porte," door + "cochère," carriage ~ A porch large enough for a carriage to pass through.

Porte"-co`chère" noun [ French: See Port (a gate), and Coach.]

(Architecture) A large doorway allowing vehicles to drive into or through a building. It is common to have the entrance door open upon the passage of the porte-cochère. Also, a porch over a driveway before an entrance door.

More spellings and definitions here.



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7 comments:

teaorwine said...

This is such a lovely way to greet guests or unload groceries! Love the ceiling painted sky blue. How does this compare to a "dog-trot"?

Tracy said...

Beautiful photo of a fantastic space, Rosemary. Who wouldn't want to drive up to this everyday?!

Heidi said...

I just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed your blog and all of Life's Instructions. Thanks and have a great day. Heidi

Gail, northern California said...

OH-MY-GOSH...that is such a beautiful photograph.

It always heartens me to see those lovely old ladies lovingly care for. You have captured her at her very best.

Deanna said...

Wow, I love that. Good for you! I wish you were my next door neighbor and friend and we could have coffee/tea/wine on the porch and take the dog(s) for walks and garden and such. Great photo!

brooke said...

Congratulations, Rosemary! Your photograph is stunning!

laney said...

...i believe in the 50s we called them "car ports"... now they are coming back..."open air garages"...young people are so excited over this "new" idea...what goes around...comes around...