The Doors

Tuesday, 30 September 2014 | Tags: , , , , , ,

I have a thing for doors. Not only they are very useful for when you want to go in and out of places (or hide stuff away) but I also love their look and unending variety.

From what I’ve seen in my travels, Europe has the best door selection.  My little corner of Croatia specializes in wee “what on earth is behind that??” kinds of doors, as per top photo.  Italian doors are often of the grander, more polished variety.  And in Portugal, a kaleidoscope of portals.

Here are a some of my favourite door snaps from the last few years. (I know horizontal pics work better online, but most doors refuse to co-operate, adamantly remaining vertical.)

Croatia 2008 050Baska, Croatia



Croatia 2008 048Baska




Necker 187Milan, Italy

Europe 2012 107Lake Como, Italy

Europe 2012 154Lake Como

IMG_1918Lisbon, Portugal



IMG_1878Cascais, Portugal


I need to head to the Greek islands again, where the blue on white palette will likely leave me unhinged.

Got some good doors? I’d love to see them! Tag us on social media and I’ll be sure to share.

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  • judysunshine

    Love this! How do you stop yourself from peeking behind them? Especially the little ones. I would have a hard time!

    • http://www.annaandkristina.com/ Kristina

      A lot of them are bolted. They saw me coming I guess. In Croatia, a lot of these little doors are storage spaces/crawl spaces. With lots of creepy crawlies inside them. That definitely keeps me out!

  • Annie

    I love doors too and whenever I travel I’m taking pictures of doors! I found some beautiful carved wooden doors in Lubin, Poland

  • Tony

    Years ago while on holiday in Ireland , I seen a lovely poster being sold at tourist places simply called ” Dublin doors “. It was about fifty doors in Dublin on one poster ,Great poster. ( I bought it.) maybe it,s online somewhere?