Newfoundland Interesting Doors and Doorways
I’ve always been attracted to doors and windows, and have wondered what’s behind them. When I have the opportunity, I like to photograph them open, so I can discover a little of their secrets…
I had a post on doors in St. John’s Newfoundland Canada, but those were city doors.
While visiting the coast of Newfoundland, I was attracted by fisherman’s barns and shacks, along with the fishing tools and the surrounding environment. I also found some interesting open doors. Click on the pictures to see more from the original galleries.
This is an open door of a traditional wooden fishing shack in Northeast side of Newfoundland, Canada. You can see from outside in and from inside out – so, no “unknowns” here 😉
I liked the fact that I could even see the water in the back and the anchored fishing boat.
Another open door was that of a fisherman shack in Triton Harbor, Newfoundland. This goes only one way: from inside out… You can however, also see the water, the pier and even some islands on the horizon.
Before entering the Gros Morne National Park, we spent two nights in a beautiful B&B old traditional house. The big terrace at the first floor was overlooking the ocean – lucky us 🙂
I liked the handmade rag carpet on wooden floor and the morning light coming through…
In the same house downstairs, another interesting door with a glass window was begging to be photographed… 🙂
When visiting the Gross Morne National Park, I mainly took photos of landscapes, nature and boats. But I couldn’t miss this semi-open door of a red barn in Trout River village:
Fogo Island has many interesting fisherman houses, barns and shacks. One day I noticed this kid running through an opening that once was a door… Whatever his reason for running was, I will never know, but I took the shot.
Twillingate is another interesting fisherman village in the Northeast part of Newfoundland. It is said to be the place where you can best see the icebergs. We didn’t see them, but we did see some nice barns, shacks and lots of crab traps. I’ve seen and photographed a lot of those in Newfoundland and Nova Scotia.
I also saw this floating wrecked shack with guess what… an open door 🙂 ha, ha
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Alhambra complex in Granada, Spain is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, visited by thousands of tourists every month, regardless the season.
According to the ENCYCLOPÆDIA BRITANNICA, the Moorish fortress and palace date back to 1238 and 1358. Built on a plateau the complex overlooks the city of Granada, with a beautiful view.
Alhambra is a hot travel destination in both senses: popularity and temperature wise. At least it was at the end of May when we visited it. The sense of the heat may also subconsciously come from the red outer walls, built with rammed earth. – BTW, the name Alhambra in Arabic means “Red”.
The place is very busy and there is always a huge waiting line to buy tickets to get inside. It is definitely wise to book ahead of time otherwise you can miss the inside tour. We did…
Don’t worry, if you miss the entrance into the palace, there are still plenty of things to see from the outside. You can see the old walls, beautiful architectural elements and the gardens.
Below is a picture showing part of an Alhambra complex and garden. – I digitally enhanced it for a more artistic look.
It was a slight cold rainy day of February when we visited Heidelberg, Traveling Germany. This is a famous college town in Baden-Württemberg (South-West of Germany). It is considered with good reason one of the most beautiful towns in this country. A great place in the world to be even in a rainy day 🙂
The weather was not perfect for walking in the street and taking pictures, but I still snapped some photos in the central plaza. I really hope to come back some day and see more.
These pigeons were trying to stay dry and warm. I noticed them from our hotel window in the central plaza of this historic German city. In Europe pigeons are part of the urban life. It is so common to see them sitting on the old medieval walls, arches or statues and I always like to watch them.
Hiding under the arches of the building across the street, they were making a nice contrast with the antique red color of the stone wall. They were just begging for a picture, so I couldn’t resist and took it 🙂
The pictures are available as art prints in my Fine Art America Germany collection, on various media, and sizes for wall and home decor, accessories and gifts. They can look like this:
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