Thursday, 20 May 2010

Liechtenstein Palace

This palace is on the edge of the Vltava (Moldau) River and when the famous floods of 2002 hit, this building (and this door) was at least half submerged...water was up to the top of this door. Seriously! Since that flood, the city developed and installed a system of removeable flood walls, unfortunately, due to the location of this building, the wall system is such that it passes in front of this building which means that if Prague were to have another flood like the one of 2002, this building would once again find itself underwater.

Given the fact that it was certainly badly damaged by water, we can only imagine that this door was either repaired with remarkable skill, or replaced. At first view I would bet on the latter, but when I look at it up close, it looks as if it has had a life longer than 8 years. Nevertheless, this beautiful door and simple, yet tasteful arch is a pleasure to look at.

I like how this big door becomes 2 as well as 4 doors. How? Well, 2 big doors, and in each of those doors, another smaller door! Cool, huh? I think so!

Lovely handle, keyhole protector and flower decorations. The color of the wood is also incredibly warm honey. A very beautiful door!


Wanda said...

It has a imperial look...grand and stately!

Malyss said...

A door with a rich history!I also like its color. I'm glad to see that they could repare or replace it so that we can't notice the difference with what was before!

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello, I'm here visiting you from Malyss'blog!
Wonderful pictures and very interesting post!

Madi and Mom said...

Yet another beautiful set of Prague doors....since I started following your blog when I hear Prague I immediately think of Doors.
Thank you for continue to share these amazing doors with us,
Madi and Mom

RuneE said...

Malyss sent me here - and with very good reason. A beautiful blog dealing with a very interesting subject.

jennyfreckles said...

Malyss also sent me here - good thing as I'm nuts about lovely old doors. I shall enjoy this blog.