Doorways Around the World

Going Up

Elevator door in an apartment building in the Casa Batlló, Barcelona (Antoni Gaudí, 1907).  Photographer:  Passante of Picturing Washington. This doorway is in Barcelona, Spain.

September 29, 2008 Posted by | doorway, Europe | Comments Off on Going Up

Gaudí But Not Tacky

Front door/main entrance to an apartment in the Casa Batlló apartment building, Barcelona (Antoni , 1907).  Photographer:  Passante of Picturing Washington. This doorway is in Barcelona, Spain.

September 22, 2008 Posted by | doorway, Europe | Comments Off on Gaudí But Not Tacky

Room With a View

Door from the terrace into the drawing room of an apartment in the Casa Batlló, Barcelona. Antoni Gaudí, the leading exponent of Catalan Modernism, converted the existing building between 1905 and 1907.  Photographer:  Passante of Picturing Washington. This doorway is in Barcelona, Spain.

September 15, 2008 Posted by | doorway, Europe | 1 Comment

Monemvasia

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Residence in a medieval seaside town. Photographer: Melinda Brovelli of Melinda Trips 2007. This doorway is located in Monemvasia, Greece.

January 14, 2008 Posted by | Europe, Greece | 2 Comments

Norway Home

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Photographer: Steinar Daniellson. Visit Steinar at http://www.ranietsd.piczo.com
This doorway is in Mosjøen, Norway.

January 7, 2008 Posted by | doorway, Europe, Norway | 3 Comments

Globe Theatre

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A doorway on the stage of Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre in London. Photographer: Gaynor Sparrow. This doorway is in the U.K.

December 17, 2007 Posted by | doorway, Europe, UK | Comments Off on Globe Theatre

Apuglia

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Photographer: Gaynor Sparrow. This doorway is in the province of Apuglia, Italy.

November 26, 2007 Posted by | Europe, Italy | 1 Comment

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

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

Bond, James Bond

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Number 18 Melbury Road in West Kensington. This was the home of the pre-Raphaelite painter William Holman Hunt, and here the young Virginia Woolf had lessons in deportment from Mrs. Holman Hunt. In 1923, MI6 (the British secret intelligence service made famous around the world by James Bond) moved here for a year from central London. The house has been converted to flats.

Photographer: Passante of Passante’s World. This doorway is in London, UK.

July 30, 2007 Posted by | Europe, UK | 1 Comment