Saturday, August 10, 2013

Carved Wooden Doors of Europe

door on street in Florence, Italy
detail of door on the left
There is something about carved wooden doors in Europe that captivates me.  Many are beautifully works of art.  Some are centuries old.  Some are in cathedrals, but others are on ordinary city streets. You don't see many doors like this in the United States. 
Here is a collection for your enjoyment.

door to choir loft - St. Peter's Church - Munich
door on street in Florence, Italy


Detail on main door of Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli near Assisi, Italy
side panel of door shown to the left
Basilica of Santa Maria degli Angeli
Cathedral of St. Lorenzo - Perusia, Italy

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hey Dad - Dave here - you lulled me into complacenecy by not posting here for 4 months... but low and behold here you are, at it again. These doors do look crazy good. I like the Eagle door from Florence the best. However, and don't kill me here, I have seen some pretty nice looking doors built up with various purchased moldings applied on a plain solid core door....I guess if you watch woodworking/home shows on PBS long enough you see ways to cheat...