LAPC #204: Doors

A warm welcome to Sylvia Bacon of My Colorful Expressions who is our guest host this week. Her chosen topic is Doors.

I love tracking down unique and unusual doors, so it was fun to pick out some of my favorites for this week’s post. Many of these doors were spotted in Florence. The red door is the exception. If you’d like to get a closer look, just click on the image to enlarge it.

A Horse at the Door.

I love how you can see the places where many hands have rubbed off the brass patina on this wonderful door knob. It’s such a creative way to welcome visitors and a useful way to open the door.

A Doctor…at the Door

On a walk a few weeks ago, I spotted this door in Santa Croce, decorated for a graduation celebration declared with so much pride. If you look closely, you can see a red sign on the door which says “Dottore” and another that says “My Graduate.”

A Heavenly Door

Although I’ve posted this photo of these massive church doors before, I couldn’t resist including them in this post. They truly dwarf all who enter.

A Quirky Door

On a walk in Massachusetts, I spotted this very quirky doorway flanked by two mannequins and topped with two horseshoes for good luck. You can also see two old TV sets in the garden and a statue of a child on a pedestal. Unique? Weird?….What do you think?

A Cow at the Door

As we were walking down a narrow street in Santa Croce, I did a double-take when I saw this doorway with a cow staring at me. It’s a wonderful optical illusion, don’t you think?

A special thanks to Sylvia Bacon for hosting LAPC #204 this week. I hope you join us and share your discoveries near and far. Be sure to link to Sylvia’s post and include the Lens-Artists tag.

A salute to Anne Sandler who hosted the Local Vistas challenge last week. I enjoyed the glimpse of your local area or special places you’ve visited nearby. Next week, it’s Tina’s turn to host LAPC #205, so be sure to visit her Travels and Trifles site to join us next Saturday at noon.

Until then, stay safe, stay well. Wishing you plenty of inspiration, too.

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    • Hi, Janet. I’m happy you like my weird, wonderful and quirky collection! I’ve been collecting doors for a while. I didn’t realize you are a weekly participant in Thursday Doors. I’ll have to check that out. Are you back home or still visiting?


  1. Terrific choices this week Patti! The cow “doorway” is wonderful, I loved that. I also loved the horse door pull. So sweet and I agree about the patina. The weird door and it’s accoutrements? Not so much!!! I think I’d avoid THOSE neighbors!

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    • Hi, Tina. Yes, I’d avoid those neighbors! I can only imagine what the owners are like! I hope the weather shifted and it’s not as hot now. It’s in the 90’s in the Alps. Can you imagine??


  2. Great and colorful doors for this post Patti! The mannequin guarded door was the most creative. I think it’s amazing at how many unique doors there are. You’ve capture some with your beautiful photography.

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  3. Ooh, what a great set of doors! That cow mural is amazing and I love the horse door handle. But the house in Massachusetts is a real find – I could spend lots of time taking photos there, if the owner would tolerate me πŸ™‚

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    • Hi, Sarah. I’m delighted you enjoyed them! The cow is great, isn’t it? I would have loved to linger at the house with the red door, but I was a little nervous about meeting the owners!!

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  4. Love this door selections, Patti! The door hadle is unique. The shawdows of the second image is beautiful. The A quirky door! The Cow at the Door is my favorite. πŸ™‚

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    • Hi, Amy. The Cow is the favorite one, I think. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€. It was so much fun finding it on a city street. I love it, too! Take care and have a good week.


    • Oh yes, IJ. You’re right! I didn’t realize that until you mentioned it! Yes, it’s dangerous, isn’t it? So the people who live there definitely have a sense of humor! Being short, I’ve never encountered that problem. πŸ˜€πŸ˜€πŸ˜€.

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