Thursday, March 26

Thursday Doors

Under the Doors logo I present today some entrances to historical important areas and buildings.

A gate is a point of entry to a space enclosed by walls, or an opening in a fence. Other terms for gate include yett and port.

A door is a moveable barrier used to cover an opening.
(Definitions and sonme text according to Wikipedia)

Some of these barriers are not covered anymore due to time running and the need for hindering somebody to pass has been removed due to other reasons.
My first entrance is from the ancient city Matera, a town and a province in the region of Basilicata, in southern Italy. It is the capital of the province of Matera. The city was allegedly founded by the Romans in the 3rd century BC, with the name of Metheola. Matera is the only place in the world where people can boast to be still living in the same houses of their ancestors of 9,000 years ago. The entrance above is to the very old chapel at the top of the ancient city located close to a small canyon, which has been eroded in the course of years by a small stream, the Gravina.
My next entrance is to the first Irish Public House or ‘pub” ever recorded in 1198, located in Dublin, Ireland: The Brazen Head.
The United Irishmen planned the 1798 Rebellion, James Joyce penned Ulysses and Van Morrison wrote Brown Eyed Girl all within the historical walls of The Brazen Head.
Another writer has a special relation to the entrance of Cafe Franz Kafka in Prague.
Franz Kafka was one of the major fiction writers of the 20th century. He was born to a middle-class German-speaking Jewish family in Prague, Austria-Hungary, presently the Czech Republic.
The final contribution under the Doors logo this Thursday, is the famous Brandenburger Tor in Berlin, Germany. The former city gate and one of the main symbols of the capital of Germany. The Gate is located west of the city center at the intersection of Unter den Linden and Ebertstrasse, immediately west of the Pariser Platz
Brandenburg Gate consists of twelve Doric columns, six to each side, forming five passageways. Citizens originally were allowed to use only the outermost two. Atop the gate is the Quadriga, a chariot drawn by four horses driven by Victoria, the Roman goddess of victory.

5 comments:

RuneE said...

En artig samling du har her - to av byene har jeg vært i og i alle fall det ene konkrete stedet har jeg besøkt. Likte veldig godt belysningen i det første bildet.

PS As if I didn't know.-.. ;-)

Sarah Laurence said...

ArneA, I love this exploration of doors in many forms. The Brazen Head beckons for a pint. I haven’t been to Ireland but would love to. I frequented the literary pubs in Oxford. A pub with a history is fun as is your blog.

Thanks for this virtual tour and the gorgeous photos of coastal Norway. I’m looking forward to learning more about Norway after reading 2 great novels by Per Petterson. I’m happy to have connected with you through David.

GundaM said...

Takk for comments Arne ;0) Kom gjerne med en til så jeg har noe å blogge om igjen ;0) Takktakk

TorAa said...

Very well and most interesting post

sologbolig said...

Stilige bilder og fin løsning av D. "Døra" i Praha og Berlin har eg gått gjennom på mine reiser gjennom Europa. Ha ei fin helg.