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
These are a few doors from various places in France. First up is a rather ornate door in Lyon set in beautifully carved stone doorway and lintel
One reason I like to go to Lyon is to eat at Cafe Joseph with it’s cheerful green door. Unfortunately last time we were there I went to book for dinner. He said he no longer did evenings and he said that he was closing. It must be sad for the locals and office workers nearby as it was always packed at lunchtime.
Some of the doors in Avignon seen quite old
and some of the doors in Les Baux de Provence, just up the road from Avignon seem older still. Baux is high on a hill and has been inhabited for millions of years. A French geologist Pierre Berthier discovered a red rock rich in alumina that he called bauxite, the main ore for the production of aluminium.
I found this sad faced door in a shop waiting to be sold to someone who would love him. The weathered look and rusty accessories look so good. It was a pity that I couldn’t afford it and had no where it would go at my place. It is rather big.
For Ludwig’s Monday Window, I posted windows with old shades – Shades in Tyalgum This door is on the same building and the windows are just around the corner to the left. The town has seen better days and as I said, I shall have to go back and see if much has changed.
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.
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