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 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,…

Thursday Doors at the Herdalsetra Farm, Norway

We are here at the Herdalsetra Farm, near Geirangerfjord, Norway, the last operating mountain farm in Norway, which is also a National Heritage Site. To learn about Geirangerfjord and the history of the farm look at my previous posts. You will see what all it takes to get to this place and how the folks…

Thursday Doors at Røkenes Farm, Near Harstad, Norway

We’re making our way back to Harstad, but first, we have one more stop! The Røkenes Farm has been owned by the same family since 1673, 10 generations, with the main house dating back to 1750. As you can see from the first photos it is in a beautiful, tranquil setting! We’ve traveled along the…

Thursday Doors? in Bergen, Norway

We are on the way back to Bergen after visiting the Edvard Grieg House, Troldhaugen. It’s still raining, but we have settled in with it. Our guide is asked about all the electric cars here and we learn Bergen has an abundance of them because of tax breaks that were originally offered as an incentive…

Thursday Doors in Kristiansand, Norway

This morning we are continuing our walk in Kristiansand, Norway and making our way to the Old Town, called Posebyen. But, before we get a move on, I want to say some more about COLOR! I just can’t get over the play of light on the colors. They are so brilliant and crisp. Crisp and…

Thursday Doors: The Medieval Riga, Latvia

In 1201, Riga was a small port town. From the 13th century to the 15th century Riga grew, as one of the key centers of the Hanseatic League, (towns with German ties that functioned with independent political power)  Because of their valuable trading and cultural routes Riga flourished and led the way in current trends…

Thursday Doors in Riga, Latvia

There are many layers to Riga, Latvia………There is the economic layer, with the bright and shiny new buildings across the river from the Medieval Village, where the cobblestones and ramparts can still be seen. There is the old moat, now filled with water, dividing a beautiful, tranquil park into left bank and right, in the…

Thursday Doors: Porvoo, Finland

Today, for my Thursday Doors I’m showing you doors from Porvoo, Finland, population 50,000, which is primarily the village of Porvoo and not the OLD TOWN.  Located about one hour from Helsinki, it is well worth the trip for the scenery and the delights of this medieval village. I have written a full post about…

Sort of Thursday Doors: We’re On to a New Year!

Disclaimer…………..This post is going to be long………..it may take a while for all the photos to load……..there will be a quiz at the end…………..just sayin”. But, oh my, what a year I had! To say the last few months year has been jam-packed would be an understatement! Now, I am never too sure what day…

Thursday Door: The Antebellum Era

Good Morning TD friends! It’s been so beautiful and warm and the leaves are beginning to change color, so it’s time for a roadtrip!  Today, we are traveling to Roswell, Georgia, just a few miles from Atlanta, to look at the antebellum properties and there are plenty to see. I was hoping to get some…

One More Little Neighborhood in Tallinn, Estonia

This will be my last Doorscursion from Tallinn, Estonia. The medieval Old Town has been a treasure trove of doors! So, let’s start in the Old Town Square and make our way into another old neighborhood! Not everyone has sitting doves! And I found one here……… But, walking along the Old Town Tower Walls I…