Monday, 18 October 2010


Once upon a time, the man and woman standing over this door greeted many visitors daily to this grand turn-of-the-century building which housed the central post office for this part of Prague as well as the communications for much of the city. Now, the entire building lies empty and this door, which was once a main entrance, is shut and no one passes through it. Maybe one day people will once again use this warm, interesting door, but for now, it is there...alone...victim to the thoughtless, stupid acts of individuals who are unable to comprehend the value of something well-made and appreciable.

Though this is admittedly not from my favourite architectural period, I have to say in all fairness that I find all the elements of this door and its frame to be very agreeable..from the light fixtures above the door down to the round brass decorations on the door and, of course, the grills and the very simple, yet unique door handle.

Poor door, it needs to be wants to be loved...I do hope that one day again soon, it will find the love it deserves.


Malyss said...

We're living in a strange world, where things of value are no more respected..I'm sad for this door, I hope that the building won't be destroyed!

joco said...

It makes me feel good that you are honouring those inactive doors and give them back some of their dignity. Just wondering about the graffiti in English? UK football fans no doubt.

Madi and Mom said...

The white surrounding the door is nice. It has a strong entrance it is too bad it has fallen into ill repair. As for the graffiti it is a shamed some peopled feel as though they have to leave their mark everywhere very disrespectful.
Madi and Mom

Sammy and Andy said...

Our mama loves doors so always enjoys your posts. xxxxxxxxx