January 23, 2008

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


Thought it was worth backing up a bit so you can see where the entire door and the setting it is situated. I'm having fun with these doors. :)

13 comments:

Marie said...

Very beautiful door. I think Hungarian people have an artistic eye and an artistic mind. But they should not put their trash just before such beautiful doors.

Fénix - Bostonscapes said...

What Marie said. I hope that when Utazási Iroda's lease is up that place gets a classier tenant. Would also love to see that kiosk painted black with just a hint of a satin gold pinstripe delineating the some of the edges. ;D

Love those spectacular torches!

sombras(mi foto) said...

Interesting images!

dot said...

There are all sorts of interesting and colorful things in this picture. What are the red things on each side of the door?

Jim said...

The doors look very heavy. They fit with the building.

Isadora said...

There ARE indeed many things on that photo. The red boxes on either side of the door are post boxes (mail boxes) and those are rather charming as it is difficult to find those around town and one must go to the post office to post a letter. (Did you know Hungarian mail persons DO NOT take mail from you even if it has stamps?? We looked at each other in disbelief the first time I've asked my mailman to take my letters.)

A1 is an example of being strictly for foreigners. The properties they are selling (due to their advertising budget and visible locations) are way overpriced the Hungarian market and they still advertise 'great returns on investment'. I can't find tenants for my foreign owners - so I feel these people not only overcharge but lie to their clients about their prospects. Their investment sits there empty and rather than the tenant paying the mortgage, their investment becomes and added expense.

The green trash can is slightly less attractive, but still better than the garbage bags - which could belong to anyone! literally. These large buildings - and this is odd in itself - keep their trash cans in the entry way directly inside those awesome doors. Convenient - perhaps, but smelly and definitely a turn off to be greeted by them upon entering.

Fenix unfortunately, Andrassy is undergoig such a change and as the current tenant's leases expire, stores are closing. Shortly in their place western style or flagship stores are opening that remain empty as very few Hungarians can afford them.

Lara said...

we are having fun with your doors too - again, I really like this series!

Nacho Carreras said...

Hola Isadora:
Gracias por tu amable visita y comentario.
Tienes un gran blog. Volveré a visitarte, por cierto muy buena foto con la mezcla de elementos antiguos y modernos.
Saludos.

quintarantino said...

Than doors shall it be!

Olivier said...

cette porte en bois est vraiment très belle, avec ces deux sculptures autour

The wooden door is very beautiful, with these two around sculptures

Gwen said...

I like the combination of the door design with the sunburst above (correct word? Above the central door) and the sculpture flanking.

zakscloset said...

i'm certainly having fun with them too! what a gorgeous door!! nice shot!

smilnsigh said...

I love old doors. These are great!

Mari-Nanci