November 28, 2007

If It's Wednesday...it must be doors

Last Wednesday I've promised you doors once a week. It is hard to beat the doorway you've seen first, so let's follow with a famous door. These are the center front doors of the opera.And THIS! is the ceiling of the drive up portico right before these doors. Simply magnificent.
Enjoy your day and thank you for coming by to visit.

32 comments:

Fénix (Bostonscapes DP) said...

Nice ceiling detail. The door is nice too although not as elaborate/massive as I'd expect to see in a building that dates back to the late 1800s. And particularly that building.

A nice day to you too. :)

Susan said...

Lovely!

Janice Thomson said...

Oh my! The ceiling is indeed magnificent and delightful to the eye.

Katney said...

That is quite elegant. I am sure your old city has many such treasures.

Paulie said...

Stunning! Such beautiful artwork -- thanks for sharing!

Lynette said...

Wonderful artistry for all to enjoy--thanks for the great photos. I feel like I'm standing right there.

claude said...

Very beautiful ! My husband makes doors sometimes, he is cabinet-maker.
http://du-bois-duffou-du-meuble.blogspot.com

hpy said...

Budapest seems to be a very beautiful place. I also took a look at the other door, the one you open every day.

RuneE said...

In many ways a door incorporates the life and times of house. You have captured it beautifully.

nazzareno said...

A very beautiful detail of an exceptional portico.

Olivier said...

sous le charme, c'est vraiment superbe. bravo et bonne idée d'une porte différente chaque mercredi


Under the spell, it is really superb. Bravo and good idea of a different door every Wednesday

vera said...

i discover your blog- you like architecture ! nice shot

lasiate said...

un superbe plafond

Lara said...

opera houses are always so beautiful!

Kate said...

Both photos are delightful. It seems interesting to me that Opera Houses always has lovely architecture and elegant furnishings. I think that doors are of particular interest in many buildings; some are very inviting while others are nondescript. This one invites one to come in.

Jazzy said...

wow, very impressive, lots of nice details.

Jim said...

How neat. The details on the door and ceiling are so cool.

smilnsigh said...

Simply magnificent!

Mari-Nanci

Gwen said...

I'm commenting on the door photograph, since its a door day :)--the pink marble (?) and wood combine for a very elegant entrance way.

Dan said...

Fantastic artistry both in the door, ceiling and your photos. Budapest had been one of the cultural centers of Europe and the world. I am glad that such magnificent craftmanship has been preserved and look forward to the cities inevitable resurgence in the arts.

Wendy said...

Beautiful door and ceiling, very artistic... modern doors and ceilings don't hold a candle of those from long ago. Things use to be built to last, now I think they are built to fall apart, so builders won't run out of work.

mrsnesbitt said...

Have you heard of doorways round the world?
There is a link to it on my blog.
This would be ideal for a post.

Denise
x

NorthBayPhoto said...

Fantastic shot of the ceiling!

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ro_pumpkin said...

i'm back for the doors ... hahaha . i'm working on a folder with old doors and doorways from old town brasov .
oh , it is a cable internet and is not expensive (10 us$ / month) but the quality is always a problem , never like this last 3 days though ...hahaha

Oswegan said...

Very grand indeed. I would expect to be greeted by a butler.

~Oswegan

Lori said...

Wow!! That ceiling is simply spectacular!! The marble in the first photo is very pretty too. I love the idea of showing photos of doors. I'll look forward to seeing more!

Me said...

Cool door, but totally upstaged by the ceiling! WOW. They just don't make them quite like that anymore... at least, only rarely it seems like. Very nice photos!
Thanks,
Wayne

Peter said...

The ceiling is just fabulous!!! (The doorway is quite OK also!)

AVCR8TEUR said...

Lovely ceiling. Did you have to lay on the ground to take it?

MedaM said...

I am delighted both with the elegant door and calling details. Just wonderful!

Sonia said...

Very beautiful photos! The ceiling is gorgeous!

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Andrée said...

Oh wow. The artwork of the ceiling (roof?) is outdoors and yet it is in perfect condition. It is wonderful.