I’ve always loved doors and doorways. Imagine my delight when I came across this blog, Doorways around the world.
Here are a couple of my favourite doorways:
The Art Nouveau entrance to a jeweler’s shop in Montblanc, a medieval walled town in Catalunya, Spain.
Elevator door in an apartment building in the Casa Batlló, Barcelona (Antoni Gaudí, 1907).
If you are even remotely interested in doors, doorways or architecture, check out this blog.
I played tourist last weekend. Grabbed the no-frills digital camera and my legs, and went in search of the treasures of Melbourne in early Spring. I grew up in Melbourne, and frequented the city centre regularly as a child. My grandmother, a school principal and biology teacher (Russia) turned factory-worker, sewed toilet bags and shower caps for a Jewish factory in Little Collins Street, and I used to go in with her, sometimes to be shown around to her work colleagues so they could tell me I had beautiful skin (nobody tells me that now), or to deposit her wares and have lunch. These are the memories I cherish – of the mysterious worlds within buildings, old, cage-like elevators, dark passages and illuminated cafes in arcades. Thankfully, much of old Melbourne remains to this day. I love the details and little surprises around the city.