Door/18 – Polperro

Please click on image for a better view. Taken in Polperro, in Cornwall, England –  a popular destination because of its tightly-packed and old fisherman’s houses which survive almost untouched, its quaint harbour and attractive coastline. As early as the 13th century Polperro was a recognised fishing settlement and its first known record is in a Royal document of 1303.   We visited a few yeas ago and … Continue reading Door/18 – Polperro

Door/17 – Postkantoor

Please click on image for a better view.  This door provides entrance to what was the Postkantoor (post office) at 42 Coolsingel in Rotterdam, Holland.  It leads to an entrance hall with a ceiling rising to 22.5 metres (74 feet). The post office was built between 1915 and 1923.  They didn’t want it to overshadow the Town Hall nearby and so situated it further from the … Continue reading Door/17 – Postkantoor

Door/15 – Tintern Abbey

Please click on images for a better view. Tintern Abbey is in the beautiful Wye Valley in Wales, the River Wye forming part of the border between Wales and England. Founded in 1131, it fell into ruin after the dissolution of the monasteries in the 16th century.   That was the process by which Henry VIII disbanded the Catholic monasteries and convents and effectively put … Continue reading Door/15 – Tintern Abbey

Door/14 – Drumlanrig

Drumlanrig Castle overlooks the Nith Valley in Dumfries and Galloway in Scotland.  It was built between 1679 and 1689 from distinctive pink sandstone and it is the Dumfriesshire seat of the Duke and Duchess of Buccleuch and Queensberry. This shot is an archway below the grand staircase of the main entrance.  Please click on image for a better view. Norm’s Thursday Doors Continue reading Door/14 – Drumlanrig

Door 12 – Lochiel Church

It is believed that church services have been conducted in this little church since the early 1800’s although church records only date back to 1863 – that’s considered quite old in Canada; we have such a  baby history. Please click on the images for a larger view Attendance at St. Alexander’s Catholic Church has declined over the years to the point it has been in … Continue reading Door 12 – Lochiel Church

Door/11 – Portglenone

The Village Inn sits on the main road through Port Chluain Eoghain, or Portglenone in Northern Ireland.   Port Chluain Eoghain means “The Fort of Eoghan’s meadow” and it’s a small village of about 1100 souls.   Behind this door there was a couple of beers, a cider … and a coffee.  It was a drizzly, drippy socked-in kind of day when made our pub stop.  Except I … Continue reading Door/11 – Portglenone

Door/10 – St. André

This is the door to Maria and Michael’s dwelling in St. André in southern France.  They lived in an old winery they had converted. The front exterior was unchanged without indication of the delightful spaces they had designed inside.  In addition to their own living space they carved out an apartment as well, which we rented for a couple of weeks so we could explore … Continue reading Door/10 – St. André

Door/9 – 25 Via del Forte

Behind this door lived an aging widow.  She sat with me while I sketched the beautiful doors of Verrucole in Tuscany.  She had walked up the hill with pails of chestnuts from the woods and fresh beans and I helped her carry them inside.  I asked if I could take her photo but she gently declined, unfortunately.  Below is a watercolour I did.  Continue reading Door/9 – 25 Via del Forte

Door/5 – The Singer Building

This is the entrance to the Singer House at the corner of Nevsky Prospekt and the Griboyedov Canal in St. Petersburg. Built in the early 1900’s as the Russian branch of the Singer Sewing Machine Company, the building has official status as an object of Russian cultural heritage.  Its height was restricted by building code that prevented any building being taller than the Winter Palace.  To … Continue reading Door/5 – The Singer Building

Door/4 – 22 Kleine Burgstrasse

This door leads to the interior of one of the oldest brick Gothic buildings in the Old Town in Lubeck, Germany.  The roof of the Kranenkonvent has been dated to the year 1283.  Originally a convent, it was modified several times.  After the Reformation and until 1846 it was an alms house; then an infirmary.  By 1920 it was a residence for the elderly and since 1966 it … Continue reading Door/4 – 22 Kleine Burgstrasse