Doorways Around the World

Cemetery Chapel Doorway

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Photographer: Rudy Giron of Antigua Daily Photo. This doorway is in Antigua, Guatemala.

August 31, 2007 Posted by | Guatemala | Comments Off on Cemetery Chapel Doorway

Dolphin Knocker

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Alexandria’s former importance as a port city is reflected in this dolphin door knocker. A walk around Old Town will yield sightings of a variety of maritime accessories on historical homes.

Photographer: MarieMcC of Alexandria Daily Photo. This doorway is in Alexandria, VA.

August 13, 2007 Posted by | Alexandria VA, doorway, US | 2 Comments

Doorway to Horticulture

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Green Spring Gardens in Alexandria, VA, is a five-acre national historic site which includes a museum and a greenhouse. Among the attractions is the park’s gardening program for children. Potting seeds to take home, watching flower and vegetable gardens grow, learning how to read a sundial, and donning a bathing suit to explore water gardens are just some of the activities designed to catch the interest of would-be horticulturists as young as three years old. This whimsical little adobe house is presumably part of it, though what function it serves isn’t clear. Maybe its function is simply to be fun.

Photographer: Passante of Passante’s World.

August 10, 2007 Posted by | Alexandria VA, doorway, US | 2 Comments

Stall Street

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Stall Street Door, c. 1792.  Photographer: James Russiello of Bath Daily Photo.

August 8, 2007 Posted by | doorway, Europe, UK | Comments Off on Stall Street

Tiger Balm

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An entranceway in Tiger Balm Gardens, (officially Aw Boon Haw Gardens) in Hong Kong. The park was built in 1935 by Aw Boon Haw, who made his fortune selling Tiger Balm ointment, and features many colored stone animals, pagodas, religious figures, and other artefacts.

Photographer: Passante of Passante’s World.

August 6, 2007 Posted by | doorway | Comments Off on Tiger Balm

Palazzo di Propoaganda Fide and Oratory

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In Rome’s Colonna district on the Via Due Macelli, here is the doorway of Borromini’s masterpiece Palazzo di Propoaganda Fide and Oratory (1650-64). This remains an extraterritorial property of the Holy See and the building still houses the SPF (Society for the Propagation of the Faith: think Francis Cardinal Spellman in 1953 on the death of Stalin, etc. with those letter behind him.). It’s an incredibly tight space and impossible to get a whole facade shot without angling from the side. This door and the curves in the facade are a response to that tight relationship with the street.

Photographer: James Russiello of Bath Daily Photo.

August 3, 2007 Posted by | doorway, Europe, Italy | Comments Off on Palazzo di Propoaganda Fide and Oratory

Calle de Chipilapa Arched Doorway

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Photographer: Rudy Giron of Antigua Daily Photo. This doorway is in Antigua, Guatemala.

August 1, 2007 Posted by | Guatemala | Comments Off on Calle de Chipilapa Arched Doorway