New obsession: Portuguese doors

Portuguese doors cover

For the lucky people who live in Portugal, you’re bound to take certain things for granted. Living abroad means I have a greater appreciation of things when I go home. My godmother started photographing Portuguese doors a while back (I’ve included some of hers here for you to admire) and I decided to copy her. So on my last trip back, I started photographing them too. I’ve started collecting the best ones to create a large canvas print (this is somewhere in the giant arts & crafts projects I already have). I find these doors so beautiful that I hope to persuade people to go to Portugal to snap their own pictures. Without further ado, here is my September obsession.


The best part about “collecting” Portuguese doors is you don’t need to go out of your way to find them. Much like azulejos you will stumble upon them as you make your way around the country. Portuguese doors come in all colors. They can be big or little. The beautiful ones are made of wood and the gorgeous ones are made of intricate iron.


Personally, I dream of the day when I own a house with a front door that looks like any of these doors. As older buildings get knocked down to make way for modern homes and offices, these beautiful specimens are fast becoming an endangered species. I encourage all my readers to admire, photograph and preserve these doors (if you’re lucky enough to have one). Finally, if you have any photos you’d like to share with me, I would be very grateful and thrilled to add them to my collection!


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