This is another of those big doors that leads to who knows what and where exactly...a corridor? a courtyard? a garage? Once again I will venture a guess. Given that this is one of those doors within a door, I would say that if we could turn the handle to this door and walk through it, we would find ourselves in a corridor and within that corridor we could continue back towards a courtyard or we could access to the rest of the building via an internal stairwell.
What I find intriguing about this door is not so much what is behind it, but what is above it...this painting:
Given the angle that I was looking at it from the street and the fact that the painting was covered with a nice layer of city dust, I was not able to make out exactly what is in the picture other than a very Mary looking woman and another woman (oh! or is that a man?!) and donkeys. Actually, it looks like a manger scene. But why is this painting over this door? I don't know the answer to that question.
As always, I had to zero in on the door accessories (as I call them). I love the strange and well-used/loved collection of handles (including one with a regal lion's head! of course!) and the battered key-hole guard that has been attached using a variety of screws. This is one of those mish-mash situations that brings a smile to my face!!
This door may not be terribly loved, but it sure has had it's share of use!