Thursday Doors: Oslo, Norway

Today, for a few doors of the  Doorscursion, we are headed back to Oslo! This is the Scots Man Restaurant………looking good! As with all outdoor seating in cafés and restaurants, your seat comes with a blanky……..the month was August! Be sure to look up, so you don’t miss architectural details! We stayed at the beautiful…

Thursday Doors: The Small Town Series: Madison, Georgia

Today, for our look at doors, we’re visiting Madison, Georgia, population 3,636. The Historic District in Madison is one of the largest in the state with almost 100 antebellum homes (Homes built prior to the Civil War) that to this day are still lovingly cared for and lived in. Most have never been sold outside…

Thursday Doors: The Small Town Series; Carmel, Indiana

Today, for the Doorscursion, I am introducing you to another small town, this one in the Midwest. Carmel, Indiana, located in Hamilton County, just north of Indianapolis, is a paradise for the young and old. In 2012, Carmel was selected as the Best Place to Live in America by CNN Money Magazine and has maintained…

Thursday Doors: Hvar, Croatia

Are you ready for some sunshine? I am! We are setting off down the side streets of Hvar for our Doorscursion!  The island of Hvar, Croatia was my favorite place to visit on our Mediterranean cruise. To me everything about it was perfect…….the history, the  weather, the waterfront, the cafes, the restaurants, the people. As…

Thursday Doors: Manarola, Cinque Terre, Italy

Today,  let’s do a quick Doorscursion through Manarola, one of the five cities on the chain in Cinque Terre! You can reach each city by train (a really fast one) in about 10 minutes each, by boat, or you can walk along the linked trails, which are part of the Cinque Terre National Park. We…

Thursday Doors: In My Hometown

Today, for the Doorscursion I thought I would show my little hometown, now, that it is Spring!  Lot’s of daffodils at the Withers Green Cottage! It was home to Professor Frank Ernest Callum by the mid 1920’s, but built by the Withers family…. This is the Icicle Cottage……..It is one of the best preserved and…

Thursday Doors: St Ives, Cornwall

I feel like going to the sea! Let’s see the Doors of St Ives, Cornwall today! The houses have a few things in common……..they are made of tabby or…….. stone and there are cobbled paths every where! But, I must share more info about this cottage……the Cornish Cottage…This is where we stayed….it is at the…

Thursday Doors: Stourhead

For Today’s Doorscursion I am taking you to Stourhead!  Now a National Trust property, this 600 acre property is located at the source of the  River Stour in the southwest of the English county of Wiltshire and extends into Somerset. Here we are at the gatekeep……..quite impressive don’t you think? Going on in we find…

Thursday Doors: France

Today, for Thursday Doors I thought we would visit some little villages in France!   To discover remarkable architecture some times you must get way off the beaten track…. trekking to the village of La Rochepot, France (population less than 200) ……….definitely my kind of place……the smaller the better…. we came here  in 2006, to…

Thursday Doors: A Walk in Oslo

We’re starting out in the park today and going door hunting from there! Oslo is chock full of parks and statues in the historic and theater areas…… This fellow was across the street from our hotel in the Theater District. Per Aabel was a popular Norwegian comedian and actor. After studying ballet in London he…

Thursday Doors: The Big Picture in Oslo, Norway

We are done  (BOO HOO) with the cruise, but now we are spending some time in Oslo! I thought I would start with the big picture of the City Center of Oslo and then with future posts go with the more detailed doors.  Karl Johans Gate Street is divided with a park in the center…

Thursday Doors: The Ways of the Italians

You just can’t beat Italian doors! I am always on the lookout for this kind of door! This trattoria always has a waiting line! Many of the Italian doors are in buildings that have been repaired and repaired and repaired! Or added on to! There are many doorways where you better duck your head! Some…

Thursday Doors: What is a Medici Door?

The Medici Family was an Italian banking family, and political dynasty that produced three Popes of the Catholic Church, and two Queens of France. The family ruled Tuscany from 1513 until 1737. We find their symbols, (balls) first displayed on their crest, then prominently displayed on buildings all over Florence and Tuscany, which were financed…

Thursday Doors: Haugesund, Norway

We’ve arrived in Haugesund on a very blustery, Sunday morning! This is a metropolis compared to the last few stops we have made in Norway! Haugesund once had a bustling herring industry, but now has gone over to the petroleum industry…..and I think the town has lost part of its charm because of it. There…

Thursday Doors in Undredal, Norway

Hello followers of Thursday Doors! Today, I am finishing up with the photos from the hike, my hubby took from the goat farm from Flam, up the mountain to Undredal. Believe it or not Undredal is a popular tourist attraction because of its location along the Aurlandsfjorden, which is a branch of the massive Sognefjorden,…