Monday, February 16

Monday Doors

Mondays are used for a lot of blogging activities world wide, and a numbers of memes are active on this day. I have been participating in "Monday odd shot and "Broer som binder", and have lately found out that The Doors (not necessary on Mondays) is interesting. Especially when the founder opened for the use of gates.
The doors I have chosen to show this time, was taken last Friday on my way to the afternoon drink.
First we passed the open door/gate to the Norwegian Nobel Committee. The commitee awards the Nobel Peace Prize each year. Its five members are appointed by the Norwegian parliament.
Fifty meters from the peace offices we have a special memory linked to the second world war. The gate to "Sommerrogata 1" is covered with the Swastika.
Archaeological evidence of swastika-shaped ornaments dates from the Neolithic period. It occurs mainly in the modern day culture of India, sometimes as a geometrical motif and sometimes as a religious symbol. It remains widely used in Eastern religions / Dharmic religion such as Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism.

Though once commonly used all over much of the world without stigma, because of its iconic usage in Nazi Germany the symbol has become stigmatized in the Western world.

This iron gate is from 1931 and thus before the nazi occupation of Norway, and (I believe) therefore not removed or changed.

The third door is the entrance to "fru Burum´s" with the opening hours written in a copper plate. Inside you will find a special environment, friendly people and good drinks. Hope to see you there.

5 comments:

RuneE said...

Her var det mye morsomt. Slike arkitektoniske detaljer har jeg sansen for. Jeg har kanskje samlet mest på vinduer, men har også noen dører på lager.

PS RH 9-10/3

Ivar Ivrig said...

Den Nobel-porten er skikkelig vakker gjennom mine øyne. :-)

GAWO said...

Så mye spennende du finner på dine byturer.
Neste gang du du stiger inn døren hos "fru Burum" må du ha fotoapparatet klart. Jeg vil gjerne se hvordan det er videre inn i gangen/rommet :-) Døren var jo ganske spesiell. Du har vist bilder fra stedet før, ja jeg vet det, men jeg vil gjerne se mer. :-)

Hadde jeg deltatt på Doors-temaet som du har funnet fram til så hadde det blitt med en dør ganske så forskjellig fra dette. Den ser så stygg og gammel ut at jeg burde nesten ha vist deg den.

Anemone said...

Så spennende da Arne, utrolig kjekt å se. Må jo ha så stort utvalg i motiver du som bor der nede :-)) annerledes med en stakkar trønder som tilbringer det meste av sin hverdag i en korridor...

Anemone said...

...vel, i disse dager skal man vel være glad man har jobb!!