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Again another contribution to Norm’s Thursday doors.

I found this door in a walking night across the neighborhood of Shoreditch, London. The graffiti street art mural is for Locksmith, a Safe shop in Bethnall Green Road, Shoreditch. On the other side of Bethnall Green Road from Boxpark, just past the corner with Ebor Street.

The beautiful graffiti does not lack originality.

The House of Peroni

The House of Peroni

Here is my entry for this week Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

The House of Peroni, in the Shoreditch district in London is a taste of life in Italian style. It is themed around For the Love of Italy (‘AMARE L’ITALIA’) and will offer guests a taste of Italian style to savour.

Guests will have a selection of italian dining options each day. The House of Peroni Residency have a fully stocked Italian deli selling the best Italian cured meats, cheeses, freshly made pasta and sauces to be consumed on site or to taken home.

Also their drinks reflect the daily rituals and beauty of life in his home in Lake Como.

A diverse programme of ticketed events has been curated by the Residency Masters, which will take guests on a multi-sensory journey of Italian sights, smells and tastes.

Thanks to Norm Frampton for hosting this excellent challenge.

Door at Chelsea Market

Chelsea Market

After a time away, here is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

For return, I have chosen this amazing door. A bit futuristic door from the Chelsea Market. This market is just a short walk from the Hudson River in the area of Manhattan known as the Meatpacking District. Chelsea Market has become in just fifteen years one of the greatest indoor food halls of the world, with more than thirty-five vendors purveying everything from soup to nuts, wine to coffee, cheese to cheesecake. Attracting 6 million national and international visitors annually, it is one of the most trafficked, and written-about, destinations of any kind in New York City. Chelsea Market is a neighborhood market with a global perspective.

Thanks as always to Norm Frampton for hosting this excellent challenge.

Chelsea Market.

Wood Door

Wood Door

Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

DOORSHere is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. Thanks Norm again for hosting this challenge.

This door was photographed in a famous district of Barcelona,  El Born,  a neighborhood that deserves a thorough visit.

Wood Door. Detail

Wood Door. Detail


Door. Carmona. Seville

Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

DOORSHere is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. Thanks Norm again for hosting this challenge.

This door was photographed in a little beautiful town called Carmona, a little beautiful town it lies 33 km north-east of Seville (Spain).

Carmona is built on a ridge overlooking the central plain of Andalusia; to the north is the Sierra Morena. The city is known for its thriving trade in wine, olive oil, grain and cattle, and holds an annual fair in April.

Rupit. Barcelona. Catalonia

Rupit. Barcelona. Catalonia


Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

Here is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. Thanks Norm for hosting this challenge.

This door is located in an amazing place, especially for a city dweller like me, on this small town near Barcelona called Rupit, we have previously visited on April and May .

You can find this door on the outskirts of this besutiful village. More than the door itself, which is really lovely is the atmosphere.

“Rupit is a piece of the world, plunged in the heart of beech Collsacabra… The seventeenth century Catalan is all heroic and sentimental Catalonia, is the flower of our songs and silver tunic of our legends. And the village of Rupit is this, a piece alive and hiding from the seventeenth-century Catalan (…)”

Josep Maria de Sagarra (1894-1961)

Rupit. Barcelona. Catalonia

Rupit. Barcelona. Catalonia

Diocesan Museum of Barcelona

Diocesan Museum of Barcelona

DOORSThis incrediblely solid and heavy door belongs to the Diocesan Museum of Barcelona (next to the Cathedral).

This new museum’s doors were designed and made by the Catalan artist Josep Plandiura. The striking visual work done by Plandiura came under harsh criticism because of the contrast that existed between his abstract work and the gothic architecture of the Cathedral of Barcelona.

The door was made using weathering steel, best-known by the trademark Cor-Ten steel, a group of steel alloys which were developed to eliminate the need for painting, and form a stable rust-like appearance if exposed to the weather for several years.

The door, with organic and labyrinth form, measures 3.5 meters high by 2.6 wide.

This is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.

Thanks Norm for hosting this challenge!!

Diocesan Museum of Barcelona

Diocesan Museum of Barcelona

Güell Palace

Güell Palace

Thursday Doors ChallengeDOORS

The Palau Güell (Güell Palace) is a mansion designed by the architect Antoni Gaudí for the industrial tycoon Eusebi Güell, and built between 1886 and 1888. It is situated in the Carrer Nou de la Rambla, in the El Raval neighbourhood of the city of Barcelona in Catalonia. It is part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Works of Antoni Gaudí” since 1984.

The home is centered on a main room for entertaining high society guests. Guests entered the home in horse-drawn carriages through the front iron gates, which featured a parabolic arch and intricate patterns of forged iron-work resembling seaweed and in some parts a horsewhip. Animals could be taken down a ramp and kept in the livery stable in the basement where the servants resided, while the guests went up the stairs to the receiving room. The ornate walls and ceilings of the receiving room disguised small viewing windows high on the walls where the owners of the home could view their guests from the upper floor and get a ‘sneak peek’ before greeting them, in case they needed to adjust their attire accordingly.

The main party room has a high ceiling with small holes near the top where lanterns were hung at night from the outside to give the appearance of a starlit sky.

It was used in Antonioni‘s film The Passenger as a backdrop for the first meeting between Jack Nicholson and Maria Schneider.

In 2004, visits by the public were completely suspended due to renovations; some of the stone used in the original construction was weak and has cracked over the years causing structural problems within the building. As of 1 February 2008, Palau Güell was partially reopened to the public, with access to limited parts of the building only. It is currently completely open with all restoration work completed in April 2011.

More info: WIkipedia

This is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge.  Thanks Norm for hosting this challenge.

Güell Palace

Güell Palace

The 4 Cats

The 4 Cats

DOORSHere is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. Thanks Norm for hosting this challenge.

This is one of the six doors found in the bar restaurant The Four Cats (cat, Els Quatre Gats) in the street Carrer de Montsió, 3 (Barcelona)

Els Quatre Gats (The Four Cats), often written Els 4 Gats, was a café in Barcelona (Catalonia) which opened on 12 June 1897. It also operated as a hostel, a cabaret, a pub and a restaurant. Active until 1903, Els Quatre Gats became one of the main centers of Modernisme in Barcelona. The artist Ramon Casas i Carbó largely financed this bar on the ground floor of Casa Martí (1896), a building by the architect Josep Puig i Cadafalch in Carrer Montsió near the center of Barcelona. Els Quatre Gats was reconstructed in 1978.

Pablo Picasso visited this pub–restaurant often in his early art career.

The 4 Cats

The 4 Cats

“Four Cats” is a colloquial Catalan expression for “only a few people” and the name of Els Quatre Gats is derived from this saying. The four founders of the café—Pere Romeu, Santiago Rusiñol, Ramon Casas, and Miguel Utrillo—also chose this name as a tribute to Le Chat Noir, “The Black Cat,” a celebrated Parisian café whose creator, Rodolphe Salis, had recently died. They modeled Els Quatre Gats largely after the Parisian café.

More info in Wikipedia.

The 4 Cats

The 4 Cats

The 4 Cats. Entrance:

The 4 Cats

The 4 Cats. Entrance


door seen in Rupit (Barcelona)


DOORSHere is my entry for Norm’s Thursday Doors Challenge. Thanks Norm for hosting this challenge.

Doors seen in a little town near Barcelona called Rupit. I’ve already post some things about this town. The first one has the owner’s family name up the door.

Interestingly, the painted wooden door has different thicknesses of paint, ranging from more to less as we approach the ground…

The second door is from the same town, but but more recently painted.



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