Wednesday, 6 October 2010

What??



From a distance, this door and it's arch and wrought-iron gate look really impressive and they are, but come in close and see some of the details that you might have missed when looking at the big picture...

A chain to keep the gate closed?

Two door handles (one old, one new)...is this a joke or what?!

But beyond those details, I do have to say that there are some nice things about this door. The lion's head carving is nice...


...as is the wrought-iron work that makes the gate...
...and the symbolism...a baby's head!!

The door itself is also interesting, but with all that is going on in front of it, it's a bit hard to focus just on the door!! It, too has a lot of style and the windows in it are quite interesting...just imagine how all of this would look if someone took the time to clean, repair and paint all of it. Wow!!

4 comments:

Malyss said...

What surprises me is the very big size of the stone frame, for the small iron door..It does not match! But I like the two tall statues over the door, even if I think that they are a little pretentious..The iron work is beautyful, but it seems that noone does not care much about it...

jennyfreckles said...

Yes, the ironwork is beautiful. Two door handles would be mighty confusing!

Madi and Mom said...

The ironwork is a dying art and very pretty...
but as you say up close it has flaws...

Pat Tillett said...

I love this door. When you put it all together, it's an amazing thing (and a lot of work).