February 02, 2015

Travel Theme: Doorways

What a great travel photo theme this week, thanks to Ailsa at Where's my Backpack? When I'm travelling around Europe I see all kinds of interesting doorways. Moving north to south, my first doorway is pretty in pink at the Royal College of Organists building in London. The facade resembles a giant cameo.



Royal College of Organists, London



Crossing the English Channel into France, this solid wooden door in Paris hints at luxury within.



Paris, France



These simple whitewashed panels in the town of Tournus in the Burgundy region of France create a subtle backdrop for the flowering shrub next to the doorway.



Tournus, France


Sometimes a doorway isn't really a doorway. Lyon is considered the gastronomic capital of France but the city is also known for its many frescoes.



Fresco in Lyon



I'm always amazed at how many doors have survived the centuries, like this well worn entryway in the medieval town of Viviers.



Viviers, France


Another old door is this lovely one with carvings in the hill town of Eze Village.



Eze Village, France


This doorway on rue Obscura in Villefranche-sur-Mer appears prepared for flooding – probably a good idea since the access point to this covered street faces uphill.



Rue Obscura, Villefranche-sur-Mer




The Cap Ferrat peninsula on the French Riviera is known for its lavish seaside villas. This simple doorway opening out onto a roadway captures a nautical theme.



Cap Ferrat, France



Elsewhere on Cap Ferrat the mairie, or town hall, of Saint Jean Cap Ferrat also has a simple door but the surrounding facade caught my eye.



Saint Jean Cap Farrat, France



Doorways are even more elaborate in nearby Monte Carlo with its abundance of belle époque architecture.



Monte Carlo, Monaco



And finally, I couldn't leave out Italy entirely so here's a favourite from Rome, this whimsical modern doorway at the Boscolo Palace Roma on Via Veneto.



Boscolo Hotel, Rome



Visit Where's my backpack? for more interesting photos of doorways and news on next week's travel photo theme.

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