Photo Scoop (no. 20): Gorgeous Granada Doors

Doors of Granada

By Nancy Todd

What is there about doors that fascinates me? I don’t have the answer. What I do know is that I have hundreds of photos of doors. And, like patatas bravas (spicey fried potatoes) are an addiction, it is an addiction for me to photograph doors.  Doors in Spain often open into tiled, fountained courtyards lush with palms and wisteria. Into marble art nouveau foyers with a frieze of godesses.

Stories are told by doors. On Granada doors, we see the influence of the Moors especially with their ceramics. Unwelcoming, pretentious church doors that tower and intimidate. Doors where people have peeped, knocked, and swept through, velvet capes dragging on wet cobblestones. Tiny doors on garden gates. If doors revealed tales about lovers and loaves, horses and carts, of pigs and sacks of peppers, we would have a new slant on history.

 

 

Where are your favorite doors located?

Related Spain Scoop:  Need help on buying tickets to the Alhambra?  We have The Scoop!   We have a post by Molly Sears-Picavey on why she loves her city of Granada and why it sucks.

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2 Comments

  1. Posted October 23, 2013 at 4:10 am | Permalink

    Granada and La Alhambra is a special place. I would suggest an investment in a good macro lens in order to take images of the intricate details. I just wish they would do something about all that graffiti in the city.

  2. admin
    Posted October 24, 2013 at 12:46 am | Permalink

    Thanks for your tips Eduardo!

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