Sunday, July 24, 2011

Door Conversations

If your house is really a mess
and a stranger comes to your door
greet him with "Who could have done this?
We have no enemies."
Phyllis Diller

Trouble knocked on the door,
but hearing laughter,
hurried away.
Benjamin Franklin

Yesterday's blog got me thinking about doors and I do not mean the rock group from the 60's and 70's. Do you know what three doors are considered the most famous in the world? One is the called The Columbus Door. The door is the main entrance to the Nation's Capitol Rotunda. The doors are almost 17 feet high and weigh 20,000 lbs. The door depicts the life of Christopher Columbus. Another famous door is Number 10 Downing Street in London. It is the headquarters of the Prime Minister and Office of the Lord of Treasury. The third famous door is Florence Baptistry one of the oldest buildings in Florence. It is a gilded bronze door that shows 28 different biblical scenes. It is also called The Gates of Paradise.
Doors were first invented for protecting one's privacy as well as making the outside entrance beautiful. Doors can be welcoming, some breathtaking and some unforgettable. I have posted several pictures of doors to the right of the blog rather than in the blog. Thanks to my brother- in-law for supplying me with some of his Italy pictures. Many European doors are quite ornate. Take some time and notice the doors around you. Do you have a favorite?

No comments:

Post a Comment