What is it about other countries? They always have the most amazing doors!! The doors set the stage and say, "What you are about to see is exciting and important!" The doors show craftsmanship and quality. They are handmade and not purchased at Home Depot:-) Some are beautiful in their extravagance and others are beautiful for their simplicity.
I just got back from Spain Sunday and have been looking at my photos. I had to share because I already miss the beauty.
Here is an example of the ornate. Can you imagine the hours spent hand carving the doors? This is a photo from the Sagrada Familia in Barcelona.
This is the simple. This is a photo from Elciego which is like a little Napa Valley.
Again, simple, but handmade. The stone work is beautiful, so monochromatic and then you get the pop of red. Love!
Here is a sweet detail. It's not a knocker, just an embellishment.
Look at this door with Biblical words.
I must have been a bit wobbly when I photographed this door! Even the detail is cockeyed!
OK- had to throw this in there. My lovingly made cappuccino! OMG.
The brickwork is incredible. It creates a gi-normous frame for this little graffiti-ed door.
There is a picture of my son taking a picture. All of my kids were blown away by the art, the craftsmanship, the story telling and beauty that went into the doors.
I hope to see you tomorrow for more on the One Room Challenge!!