It’s been while since I posted on Norm’s Thursday Doors.

Its not that I haven’t been photographing doors; far from it!  On my trips this year I’ve come back with hundreds of pictures to delight the door-lover in me.  I should have stockpiled enough to last me through winter when it comes.  I always like (NEED) to have lots of door pictures in reserve. How bereft I would feel if I ran out of them.

This week’s pictures were taken on a recent trip to the Southern European city of Lisbon.

At the top of this street I found an old red door:

Red door furniture in Old Lisbon Street

Old Red Door Street ©HelenBushe

Red door furniture in Old Lisbon Street

Old Red Door in Lisbon ©HelenBushe

In Lisbon, almost every door is worthy of photographing. Whilst there is nothing unusual about this one, it is as unique as every other door is in the old city.

The door furniture also isn’t out of the ordinary, though at the same time it is extraordinary…….

……..and worth a closer look:

Red door furniture in Old Lisbon Street

Old Red Door 2 ©HelenBushe

And an even closer look at the keyhole:

Red door furniture in Old Lisbon Street

Old Red Door 3 ©HelenBushe

Let’s get even closer to examine the spyhole.

If you look carefully you can see the little round spy hole behind the external grill:

Red door furniture in Old Lisbon Street

Old Red Door 4 ©HelenBushe

I should have taken a picture of the modern black plastic doorbell with the white bell-push on the right-hand side of this decayed yet still majestic door, but I’ve only just noticed it.

Here’s thought for the day:

It seems to me that the world can be divided into two groups: the first group comprising those who love doors for their character, their personality, their mystery, their history, the stories they could and do tell………

………..the second group are those poor souls who just don’t get it!   Let’s hope that they inadvertently stumble across Norm’s Thursday Doors sometime soon and find out what they have been missing.


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slfinnell · 25 August 2018 at 18:07

Amen to your thought for the day! Love the doors!

    HMB · 25 August 2018 at 18:09

    Thank you. Doors are to be adored! I’m so pleased you agree,

Rowena · 25 August 2018 at 14:17

What a wonderful and detailed study of that rustic red door. Well done. The brass work is so detailed and decorative. The building I posted today was Georgian and so plain. I love a bit of decoration…or even a lot.
This is only my second week at Thursday doors, but I’m loving each and every post and am finding myself enjoying some virtual travel.
Best wishes,

    HMB · 25 August 2018 at 15:27

    Thank you for your kind words Rowena. Good to hear you’re embarking on a lifelong love of doors!

      Rowena · 25 August 2018 at 16:09

      Thank you. I’ll never look at a door in quite the same way again.
      Best wishes,

Norm 2.0 · 23 August 2018 at 21:16

I hear lots of good stories about doors in Lisbon. Perhaps one day I’ll get to see it for myself.
Your close-up detail shots are a great way to highlight the point that there’s so much to appreciate about a well-designed, well-built door.
Thanks for sharing these this week 🙂

    HMB · 23 August 2018 at 22:57

    Thanks Norm. Aren’t doors wonderful things!!!! And thank you so much for offering this weekly challenge.

Arkenaten · 23 August 2018 at 14:49

I not much of a door person, more of ajar.


    HMB · 23 August 2018 at 15:10

    So, do you post on jar-lovers challenges?

Joanne Sisco · 23 August 2018 at 13:55

All the detail you have pointed out indicates that it truly is an extraordinary door!!

    HMB · 23 August 2018 at 15:11

    All these old ones are! Walking around streets in an old city and seeing literally thousands of extraordinary doors is wonderful.

I'm always pleased to read comments.....

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