Thursday Doors: Where Have We Been?

We have just returned from a month long trip to the Baltics and Norway! We had an amazing time and I will have several posts coming on all the wonderful places we visited! But, in the meantime, here is a look at just a few of the doors we found! We started our adventure in Stockholm, Sweden on a hot, sticky, 85 degree day! Isn’t this the neatest door?

Stockholm, Sweden

From Stockholm we went to Tallinn, Estonia. It turned out to be one of our favorite cities! And what a great door this is……….I love the shades of blue-green with the grey!

Tallinn, Estonia

We spent four days in St Petersburg, Russia. Do you know it rains 300 days of the year there? Yikes, very depressing. It didn’t rain on us, but it always felt gloomy. We did see the Hermitage Museum, the Faberge Museum, the Peterhof Museum and more, and we went one evening to the ballet……..lots more to come on Russia, but here is a door in the Hermitage Museum. Note the opulence here!

The Hermitage, St Petersburg, Russia

I went to the small village of Porvoo, Finland. It was my kind of favorite spot…….population around 200, in a very scenic location, with tiny, distinctive shops and lots of doors!

Porvoo, Finland

Riga, Latvia, was the biggest surprise of the entire trip. Truly, one of the most beautiful cities in the world……..and we had never heard of it! So, I give you the GREEN DOOR!

Riga, Latvia

We had the most energetic, and enthusiastic tour guide in Klaipėda, Lithuania! This region, famous for its amber, had all us women in a tizzy! Let’s go through the gate first!

Klaipėda, Lithuania

What charm was found in the coastal fishing village of Warnemünda, Germany…….   Here, on the walk to one of the oldest homes along the pier, I photographed a twofor! We met the nicest couple, who invited us into their home to share their tales of life after WWII and what they all dealt with. I learned a great deal and have many photos of this village! Be on the lookout for more great doors from Warnemünda! And, you will discover why there are so many doors like this here!

Warnemünde, Germany

Copenhagen, Denmark took us by surprise…….what a big place it is! There is lots of traffic and that much more on all the bikes! Could have been Amsterdam! Here is the gateway to the amusement park in the center of the city!

Copenhagen, Denmark

Are you looking for the perfect village on the southern coast of Norway? Look no farther than Kristiansand! Loved all the color!

Kristiansand, Norway

It poured all day in Bergen, Norway, but that didn’t stop us from having the best time! Lots of adventure here…..and interesting town folk. We took a long walk up a hill to the historic troll house and then walked along the pier, where we found fantastic doors, of course! This door was along the pier……the troll house is coming soon!

Bergen, Norway

We traveled along some of the most beautiful fiords in the world to get to Harstad, Norway. On one of our visits, we toured the Rokenes Farm ………what a way to live and could you find a more perfect view? That’s not an outhouse, its the well house!

Harstad, Norway

Bodø, Norway, pronounced Buda, was one of the highlights of our trip. Harstad and Bodø are both above the Arctic Circle, but it was so warm when we visited! The old Trading Post memories will stay with us forever…..what a find!

Bodø, Norway

The town of Alesund, the largest town on the Northwest coast of Norway, was destroyed by fire in 1904. It was rebuilt shortly after in the Jugend-style. German emperor,  Wilhelm II, sent masons to rebuild the town. I’m glad he did, look at this find…….the Theater.

Alesund, Norway

Norway is quite simply, spic and span! Here is a cottage door found on our walk from Farm to Farm! More on that to come…… hint: the goats loved us!

Flam, Norway

I can’t wait to share all my finds in Geiranger, Norway with you! Norway just got better and better! This is the real Norway! In my mind at least!

Geiranger, Norway

The sky set the tone for our time in Haugesund, Norway. Another great historic coastal village……wait until you see their ships!

Haugesund, Norway

I couldn’t get by without visiting at least one Botanical Garden……this one was in Göteburg, Sweden……

Botanical Gardens, Göteborg, Sweden

We finally arrived in Oslo, Norway…..Oh, so many doors……..here’s just a few!

Oslo, Norway

PS, the Featured Photo of the bus, was along the gorgeous Aker Brygge, in Oslo. We could have spent weeks there and never got tired of the city!

I hope you enjoyed the intro to the Door Posts and others coming your way from the Baltics……it will take me weeks to write all about the different cities we visited and the places we discovered, but stay tuned, they were fantastic finds!

Look here to see what others are doing for Norm’s Doors!

It’s easy to do Norm’s Doors. Photograph some doors and post them to Thursday Doors on Thursday!

PS All photos were taken on our IPhones this year……..we are traveling lighter!

12 Comments Add yours

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Wow what a varied collection, but then it sounds like you covered an awful lot of ground on this trip.
    Looking forward to seeing some more in the weeks to come 🙂

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  2. Wow, you covered a lot of ground here (and during your month-long trip)! Was this a trip that you put together, a tour of some sort, a combination, or ??? I love everything you shared but that first door is pretty cool and looks like a face with green hair. 🙂

    janet

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    1. Janet it was a cruise with extra days added!

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  3. I’m so glad you’re back, Cady! I’ve missed you. The first two doors you featured are my favorites in this group, and the door next to the steps in Alesund, Norway, makes me imagine a medieval town somewhere in Europe. So many little doors and windows up the side of that building intrigues me and makes me wonder who live behind them. The view of Haugesund, Norway, from the water is just as I imagine Norway to be. Now, on to the rest of your story.

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    1. I only have about 6000 photos to go through! My what a time we had! It was so different from what we normally see and do! There were many small, off the beaten track adventures, which I love. And we visited quite a few farms and homes, meeting all the folks! Norway, Sweden, and Finland really have their own way of doing things! I am glad I went to Russia, but I would not go back, too depressing. I would love to visit Tallinn and Riga for their Christmas Markets. I’d have to buy new duds though, since I no longer do real winter. Tallinn was absolutely magical! Thanks for missing me! It will take me a few weeks to catch up on everyone’s posts, but I will!

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  4. TCast says:

    Great variety. Thanks.

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  5. Librarylady says:

    This brings back memories. We’ve been on the same cruise and have been to many of the places you shared today. Thanks for a walk down memory lane. I love the green door in the pink wall. Also loved Tallinn Estonia!

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  6. Librarylady says:

    Hi, loved your doors. I’ve been to Norway. Did you get to do the Norway in a nutshell tour?

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    1. No, we were on back to back cruises on the Regent Seven Seas, Explorer. The first cruise was the Baltic Radiance Cruise and the second was Norwegian Peaks and Fiords Cruise. I want to spend some time on your blog when I catch up! I think we have a lot in common!

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  7. Looks like you had a wonderful trip; and great door finds!

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  8. Wow you saw everything!

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