Thursday Doors: Last Chance at Mainz!

We are saying goodbye to Mainz, but before we go, let’s see a few more doors! They certainly like pink here! Or a shade of rosy-pink! Even the trees are rosy pink! Many buildings and doors are pink trimmed! And many have the sign of the cross on them! There is the Mainz Cathedral here…

Thursday Doors: Still in Mainz, Germany

We’re still walking the cobblestones of Mainz and thoroughly enjoying every minute! If you would like to refresh your memory of the bits of Mainz, read last week’s post Here. The Heiliggeist, or Holy Ghost is a favorite restaurant! You know me, there would have to be one photo of food! And how about all…

Thursday Doors: Mainz, Germany

My Thursday Doorscursion Post today is featuring Mainz, Germany. All of my photos were taken in the three and a half mile, half-moon shaped historic district that lies along the Rhine River. The architecture is fantastic, revealing half timbered buildings, several historic churches and cellars known for their famous wines. During WWII most of the…

Thursday Doors: Let’s Go South to Comayagua, Honduras

  Today for Thursday Doors we are visiting Comayagua, a city in the Honduras, some 50 miles northwest of Tegucigalpa on the highway to San Pedro Sula.  The city is noted for its wealth of Spanish Colonial architecture and the central square reveals The Cathedral of St Mary, in the heart of the town. Built…

Thursday Doors:The Italy Everyone Goes to Italy For

  When it comes to destinations the place that I get the most questions about is Italy.  Italy is the one country with big expectations. Tourists want the Italy shown in the movies. But, there are so many aspects to Italy. For me there is the big-city Italy with great tourist sites, churches, shopping, restaurants…

Thursday Doors: Montepulciano, Italy

  Ciao! This week I got an email from an American woman contemplating going to learn Italian in Montepulciano, Italy.  Three years ago, I traveled to Montepulciano to attend Il Sasso, an Italian language school. I had traveled to Italy for many years and just fell in love with the country and the people. Then…

Thursday Door: Some Doors Must be Opened!

  Some doors should never be passed by! The dessert door at Caffe Rivoire, in Florence, Italy,  is definitely one of those doors! You will find this iconic chocolate shop tucked in the corner of the charming Piazza della Signoria. There is a bar inside where you can stand to eat and drink or you…

Thursday Doors: Tucson, Arizona

Today we’ll see the wild, wild West and learn a little of the history of Tucson, Arizona, starting with some street art as the featured photo! Today, Tucson is a blend of hip, Spanish, and cowboy…….  First the civilized side. Want to know how people got around Tucson? Visit the Old Pueblo Trolley Museum! The…

Thursday Doors: A Man’s View

My husband, ever on assignment to photo doors for me, was in Tucson, Arizona on business and decided to jaunt over to the Pima Air & Space Museum for a look-see at all  these wonderful vintage planes. He thought there were some great doors here and so do I! Now, I am looking at these…

Thursday Doors: Alfriston Village, UK

Before we explored the village of Alfriston I had one of those, “Stop I want to take some pictures!”episodes in an even smaller village along the route. Well worth the stop don’t you think? Alfriston Village is quite the quant little village in the UK. It boasts three pubs, the Star Inn, the Smugglers’ Inn…

Thursday Doors: The Cotswolds, UK

Happy New Year from the doorkeeper here! I’ve been wiping down the door, getting the cobwebs away and oiling those rusty hinges from the old blog’s doors! So you are entering a brand new Painted Door! (or Blog) I hope you like the new site, let me know! If you followed my old blog, and…

Thursday Doors: Davidson College

Last week I showed you some photos of my small town. Today, December 28th, it is absolutely a spring day, (high 60’s) so I am strolling the campus of Davidson College, the town’s backbone. In the spring of 1835 a small group of Presbyterian churchmen got together in the home of William Lee Davidson, a North…

Thursday Doors: My Christmas L.I.S.T (Life In SmallTown)

Today we are celebrating Christmas Thursday Doors in my small spot of the world! The views are along Main Street, our shopping area, one short block, from one stop light to the next. There are only two stoplights in town! The shops are along just one side of the street. Across the street from the…

Thursday Doors: Harrogate

A few weeks ago I was supposed to be in…….. Harrogate, a spa town in North Yorkshire, England. The town became known as ‘The English Spa’ in the Georgian era, after its waters were discovered in the 16th century. In the 17th and 18th centuries its ‘chalybeate’ waters (containing iron) were a popular health treatment, and the influx…

Thursday Doors: Père LaChaise Cemetery; Paris, France

Today, I thought I would do something different for Thursday Doors. This is a video I made of Père LaChaise Cemetery in Paris, France! Lots of doors here! The cemetery is named after Father Francois de la Chaise, (1624-1709) the confessor to Louis XIV, who lived in the Jesuit house that was on the property…