The last of Spain

Dan’s Thursday Doors

I have finished going through my travel folders and these are the final ones I found from Spain. Some of these are quite wonderful.

I thought I would start at the older looking door from Madrid. I love its little “hat”

What a solid looking door and surround. Pity I couldn’t get back far enough to get that door on the balcony as well

Another grand surround in Madrid. The door studs seem to be increasing

A relative new door in Granada. I love the colour and the metal grill above the door

Onto Barcelona with a doorway and door that has it all

Lastly just the most fabulous door and entrance. I really feel dwarfed by the size

Only a few more European doors to come

Doors of Italy

Dan’s Thursday Doors

Continuing on with the collection of door photos from my European holidays.

This time we are off to Italy and a look at the final photos of Italian doors.

May as well start in Rome with an impressive solid metal door. The door surround is fabulous

A metal door so large I could get it all in

Wooden with lots of metal studs in Florence. On the chain was red/white safety tape. I edited it out for you viewing pleasure

A wonderful Bologna door. The bottom bit needed a bit of TLC and I hope it got it

Another of my favourite places. The hilltop town of Orvieto not far from Rome. This door has everything going for it.

What an entrance in Genoa!! I would almost call it brutalist style except it is a bit older than the 1950’s

A very ornate entrance and door in Florence

A close up of the carvings on the door

Official doors of Europe

Dan’s Thursday Doors

More doors from Europe, but not anything like I have been posting over the past few Thursdays.

One of my visits to Europe I took a lot of photos of Police vehicles. My nephew is in the NSW Police Service and at the time, he just commenced driving for the Highway Patrol.

I thought I would get him a selection of Police vehicles when I found them in my travels.

They went from small and cute in Barcelona

Still cute in Vienna

Yes they do have Police cars in Venice

These blokes looked quite serious when driving in Rome

Not sure what was happening in Nice

There must have been something happening as the police were away from their car in Split, Croatia

The Slovenian Police car is quite snazzy

Now they are getting serious in Rome. When the door is open it says CAR on the side

When the Police van pulled into the square in Pisa I wondered what was happening so I avoided the Leaning Tower and went straight to the nearest and quietest pizzeria. Yes another quest success, to have a pizza in Pisa

Another Police van this time parked in Vienna

I should finish on cute again with Police boat patrolling the canals of Venice

Let’s go to Bologna

Dan’s Thursday Doors

Another trip to Italy. This time to Bologna, a wonderful city. The best place to eat was just down the road, Trattoria Il Vaporino. They looked after us and the food was fabulous. Good fuel for door hunting

Wood, studs and stone, what could be better

A grand entrance

The carving around the door frame. You can see which door gets most use

Steel, arches and character

Going back to Italy

Dan’s Thursday Doors

The doors of Italy. I must have some Italian blood as I just love going there every time I head to Europe. Let’s begin in Genoa with a very impressive doorway and a door that is dwarfed by the surrounding doorway.

A heraldic shield and impressive entrance in Verona

The wooden door from Milan with studs, brick arch and moulding

This could be a church door in Bologna

The old house

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A while ago, I went to an open house for a house for sale. It was a very old place over one hundred years old and not been lived in for a few years. It was an amazing house with lots of rooms and a huge plot of land. I enjoyed a walk around in time. You can see by the paint work on these door that they haven’t been maintained in quite some time. I loved their patina.