Thursday Doors – Vienna, Österreich

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Visit Norm 2.0 for more doors and details.

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Wien, Österreich – 2007

I have enjoyed riding my bicycle for fun, exercise, and basic transportation since I was a kid. I convinced The Mrs in 2007 that we should take a bicycle trip for our anniversary that year. Grace had not ridden her bike like I had, so we settled on a sag-supported trip along the Danube (Donau) River from Germany to Vienna (Wien). No major changes of elevation on the bike paths, and mostly on paved surfaces.  We had a wonderful trip. Once in Vienna, we surrendered our rental bikes and explored on foot. Back then, I was not a door fueled freak like I am these days, so most of my photos that might even somewhat include a door were either from a panoramic shot of an entire building or block of buildings, or of a detail of architecture adjacent to a door. THIS photo is of a balcony door to a loft apartment I assume, and it just absolutely fascinated me. The photo below is of another loft apartment… I believe these were near the Naschmarkt .

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Couple more gratuitous building photos from Wien… (sans doors I am afraid.)

 

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Thursday Doors – Linz

This door was a serendipitous find during a 2007 bicycle trip The Mrs & I took from Passau, Germany to Vienna, Austria. We were on a side street in Linz, Austria and rode past this door. I took this photo because it was just so danged interesting, both architecturally, and artistically.

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The sign above the door reads “Heinrich Gleissner Haus”. I tried to research Heinrich Gleissner, but every mention about him was written in German, and my last German class was in college back in 1977… But what I was able to translate is that Dr. Heinrich Gleissner was Governor (Landeshauptmann) of Upper Austria province.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Visit Norm 2.0 for more doors and details!!!

Thursday Doors – Beatrix Potter

For this week’s Thursday Doors I decided to post a picture from our bicycle trip in Scotland from a few years back. This picture was taken in the Beatrix Potter Garden in the village of Birnam in Perthshire. We were riding through Birnam and stopped for a delightful lunch at the Birnam Arts Center next to the Garden and across the street from the Birnam House Hotel.

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I believe this is the front doorway to the home of Mr. Tod, the fox. I would guess foxes don’t have doors because they do not have opposable thumbs…

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Visit Norm 2.0 for more doors and details!!!