Tuesday, 11 May 2010

At the House of the Three Golden Balls


Here we are again at a door to a house that has a name/object to identify it. We are at the House of the 3 Golden Balls (U Tri Zlatych Kouli). They aren't terribly obvious and to prove it, while I was photographing this door, a Czech man was also looking at it and he said to me: 'House of the 3 Golden Balls? I don't see any balls...where are they?' For a second, I frantically searched all around the door and up the wall for 3 balls, expecting to find big, round things then I realised that those big dots/blobs right over the door are in fact the 3 balls! They aren't very big and are only half balls because the other half of each is stuck in the wall! Wouldn't a better name for this house be: The House of the 3 Golden Balls IN THE WALL?

Oh well!! Half balls, whole balls...no balls...anyway you look at it this is a nice door. I especially like the wrought-iron work on and above the door and the unusual shape of the doors. I also like the door's frame and the unusual shaped window over the frame. I apologise for not quite getting it all in the picture, but I had my back pressed to the building across from this door and despite my best efforts, was unable to get any more distance from it so that I could get everything in the picture, but the essential is there!!

Now, as for the 'accessories'...I must say that though this door handle is a bit creative, it is still rather boring, not old and not very exciting. I also feel that it's style has nothing to do with the style of the door. But that is my humble opinion...take it for what it is worth!!

2 comments:

Remington said...

Very nice door and I love the handle.

Madi and Mom said...

That is not an Emily door...boy it is a tall door!!! The handle reminds me of a pump or crank handle....
Madi and Mom