Sunday, 19 September 2010

Church Door Sunday

When one has the good luck of finding a church's doors open, they have the opposite luck of getting a good picture of those doors. This is the Church of Our Lady Under the Chain (click on this link for a fabulous virtual tour from the top of the church)/ Eglise Notre Dame sous la Chaine / Kostel Panny Marie pod retezem in the Mala Strana quarter of Prague. When I arrived at the doors of this church, I was happy to find them open as it offered me a glimpse of the inside and, even better, a chance to take a couple of pictures through the old warped glass of the inner doors.

What I found especially enjoyable - given my love of door handles and accessories - were these beautiful and very unique handles!

The door to the church might seem surprisingly fragile (large multi-paned glass window and wood), but you must understand that this church is located within a locked and gated courtyard so it was not necessary to have a strong metal door like you have seen on some of the other churches I have shown you (e.g. see here).


joco said...

Hiya Cat,
What a treat.
I love the blistered paint by the side of that beautiful door handle. Not very user-friendly I would have thought:-)

Madi and Mom said...

Gorgeous door and handles. Someon has a profitable business making all the lovely hardware on your doors.
Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS My hubby told me about the virtual tour...somehow I didn't notice the link.

Amazing and thank you for sharing,

Anonymous said...

hi, new to the site, thanks.