Monday, 17 January 2011

Delicate Metal

I have mentioned on numerous occasions that I am partial to wood doors especially because of their warmth, but whenever I see wrought-iron doors like this, my heart can't help but skip a beat. Might I compare it (loosely) to loving your daily cup of coffee, but occasionally craving a cup of hot chocolate? I don't know, but you can see for yourself that this door is really delicate and charming. What is there not to like about it?

I'm sure you've noticed that something is up with the handle. After close scrutiny, I think we can safely assume that once upon a time the door's handle was on the left side rather on the right side where that round handle and it's plate is now. Too bad whoever put it there couldn't bother to respect the colour or the style of the door, but at the very least it is not too conflicting.

This beautiful door is surrounded by an arch that is simple and strong, yet with enough character to make you want to stop and give it a long look.

Finally, it is possible I also fell for this door because of the adornment above it..a lion and the letter H...two of my favourite symbols.


Pierro said...

very nice.
lovely concrete over the door too.

Malyss said...

Except from the "golden" handle, all the door is elegant, and makes me think about some lace, even in its stone parts.

Genie -- Paris and Beyond said...

I am also captivated by the lion above the door. I have a few pieces of silver (forks and spoons) with this guy on the handle. My daughter and I call him "fang."

Lovely door all around!

Pat Tillett said...

It does look very nice. thanks for taking such good photos of the doors.