A walk through Chinatown (and its doors)

Our time in Sydney started off at night. Walked the streets and saw these bright doors of shops on the way to our booking in one of the restaurants there. So colourful aren’t they? And then had dinner with a niece and nephew both living in Sydney. This was on the 8th of April. I…

Quaint town of Obidos and its doors

Obidos, just a half-hour’s drive from Nazare, is our third stop for our day trip. It is a quaint and charming escape with its cobblestone streets, narrow alleyways, colourful shops and many local cafes. These doors add to the town’s aesthetic charm. Here are doors that become more appealing because they are surrounded with greeneries….

The green doors in Nazare

As I have posted previously, Santuário de Nossa Senhora da Nazaré or the Sanctuary of Our Lady of Nazare has semicircular steps that lead to a Baroque portal. Outside the church are green doors. In the interior … still more green doors in the corridors of the church. I an linking this to Dan’s Thursday Doors…

Doors in the old village of Fatima

Our short visit to the old village of Fatima took us to all these wonderful doors. It was where the three holy children (Francisco, Jacinta and Lucia) saw the Blessed Virgin Mary in Fatima, Portugal, from May to October 1917. This first one is the front door of the house of Francisco and Jacinta. And…

Pena Palace Doorways

The doors at Pena Palace, Portugal, are famous for their colorful designs and intricate craftsmanship, reflecting various architectural styles like Romanticism and Moorish influences. Closed doors in the Queen’s Terrace Here are some of the doors from the interior of the palace. Opened doors and arched entry. Linking this to Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

On our way to Sintra

Some drive by shots of DOORS on our way to Quinta da Regaleira in Sintra. Linked to Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

More Doors in Lisbon

This first one is 19th-century palace turned shopping mall hence the amazing architecture. This is the front door of the Pasteis de Belem where the original Pastel de Nata originated. Novelty shop Doors with tiled walls Doors inside the Mercado da Ribeira or popularly known as the Time Out Market . I love the design…

Welcoming Green Doors of Lisbon

A green front door reflects wealth, health, and safety, and not surprisingly, a green door works well on the tiled traditional-style homes in Portugal. Pictured here are some of the many facades with green doors that caught my eye in Lisbon. The best part about looking for green Portuguese doors is that you won’t have…

Streetart shutters

BARCELONA, SPAIN As we expected, after leaving the Banksy Museum, we encountered a number of street art murals adorning the shutter doors along our route. I can’t get enough of them. The artworks may not be that outstanding, but when you see so many of them in one place … that’s pretty cool. I am…

Doors at Montsalvat

Montsalvat as I have mentioned in my previous post is an artist colony. Here are some of the doors in the 5 hectares of land. This is the Barn Gallery formerly known as “The Red Brick Barn” or “The Boat Shed”. The building was completely destroyed in 1996 by an arsonist so this large Gothic…

Doors in and around the Dali Museum

Figueres, the birthplace of Salvador Dalí (May 11, 1904 – January 23, 1989), is not only where this iconic artist was born but also a town that reflects the brilliance that defined his work. I have compiled some doors that I saw in and around the Dali Theatre Museum in Linked to Dan’s Thursday Doors…

Doors of Girona

One of the most historic sites in Spain is Girona that lies in northeast Catalonia. The doors in Girona are a mixture of extravagant and elegant ones. … simple, wooden and metal doors … and some mural and graffiti doors Linked to Dan‘s Thursday Doors

Streetart Doors in Barcelona

In Barcelona, vibrant murals adorn front safety doors, cleverly doubling as advertisements for shops even when closed. Linked to Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Doors of the La Sagrada Familia

Welcome back, everyone! We’re diving into Dan’s Thursday Doors challenge for 2024. Here’s my initial entry for the year. In 2015, they put the first doors on La Sagrada Familia’s Nativity façade Charity portal. Made by Etsuro Sotoo, the bronze doors with ivy leaves represent lasting love for Mary and Joseph. The doors on the…

Christmas comes alive in Covent Garden

COVENT GARDEN, UK I immersed myself in the enchanting ambiance of London, where every corner from pubs to alleyways to doorways are adorned with twinkling lights and festive wreaths. This is Covent Garden in the West End area with some of its festive doors. Linked to the last edition of Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge for…

Finsbury Park doors

TRAVEL DIARY: LONDON Departed Melbourne on October 4th, I endured a challenging 25-hour flight (including stopovers and layovers), finally reaching Heathrow Airport in the early morning. Upon our early arrival in London at my son’s place, I resisted the urge to nap, aiming to maintain my sleep schedule. Instead, I took a stroll around my…

More Doors in the Philippines (part 5)

You may all be getting tired of it so … promise… this is my last post about doors from my trip the Philippines. I don’t think I have any more photos of doors left to publish anyway. Inspired by Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Another look at the Convent and its Doors

This is a continuation of my walk last Sunday at the Abbotsford Convent. Aside from windows and public art, I also found so many doors. Founded by The Sisters of the Good Shepherd in 1863, there are 11 buildings in this site. Built in 1887, this building was primarily used as a ‘finishing school’ for…

Caleruega Chapel

This is the Caleruega Chapel of Transfiguration located in Nasugbu, Batangas in the Philippines. It is a beautiful church known as the most popular wedding chapel around Tagaytay. It is perched on top of the highest hill surrounded by panoramic views. Unfortunately the grounds were closed because there was a retreat going on that day….

Village Doors (part 4)

This is the last of the series of the doors that I found in the Philippines. I hope you enjoyed it. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge Stayed for three days at my brother in law’s place and here are some of the doors to houses on our way to church. This is the childhood village…

Doors in the Outskirts of Manila (part 3)

Here are some roadside doors which I took photos of from the province of Batangas. It is located in the southern part of Luzon, Philippines. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge

Blue Doors in Manila (part 2)

Blue doors which I am unsure where exactly in Manila they are located… For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge and for Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge –CFFC

Doors around Manila (part 1)

Some doors which I photographed from Manila… some of these doors obviously need repainting. For Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge This barber is waiting for customers to come in through that open door. Some locked doors.

“Tuloy po kayo”

Tuloy Po Kayo is a Filipino warm welcoming expression to invite you to someone’s home or to simply say welcome. Here is my nephew on the signage in the front of the Nemiranda Atelier Museum The art door of the Blanco Museum. Opposite the Blanco museum is this colourful toucan door. A pretty door of…

Gates

“I believe the future is only the past again, entered through another gate.” – Arthur Wing Pinero Here are some gates for Cee’s Black and White Challenge – CBWC and for Dan’s Thursday Doors Challenge Tis is the entrance gate of the British Library in London. The gates to the library grounds were designed by…

Aboriginal Art behind a leafless tree

“We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love… and then we return home.”– Australian Aboriginal Proverb This is for Debbie’s Six Word Saturday I saw this public art behind a tree as we were walking from a…