I did a post awhile back on dressing up your doors in my Leslieville neighborhood. Shortly afterwards, I spent some time in Portugal and one of the first things I noticed was the doorways that surrounded me. Some Baroque, mid-century, some modern and some antique, I was struck by how different all the doorways were at every turn.
It seemed like everywhere I looked there was a different expression of architecture, history and modern design. I took some snaps and thought I would share. The doorways here in Porto were such an expression of history and modern design, all unique and expressive their own way. There is such use of materials here – ironwork, art deco design, ceramics, mixed with modern nuances and grafitti. So wildly different and interesting. Check some of them out:
ancient ironwork doorknobs
art deco styling
old and abandoned, full of ironwork and ceramic tile
another storefront with ancient stonework
baroque iron, glass and stone