Doors of the beautifully renovated Shopping Stadsfeestzaal on the “Meir” in Antwerp, Belgium. The building was originally constructed between 1905-1908, but destroyed by fire in 2000. Since then it has been fully restored with many of the original features back to their former glory. Lots of ornate gold leaf details.
These are the doors of the “De Zwarte Panter” (The Black Panther) art gallery in Antwerp, Belgium. The building, which was closed that day, was an old church converted into an art gallery. I loved the sculpted panther on top of the studded door, which is also quite pretty. Aside from the two studded doors, I also liked the pretty fountain next to the main door, and was amused by the banana painted on the brick wall. I thought it might be a Banksy, but a fellow blogger did some research and found out who did it. Check his comment below. And since this is about Antwerp, I’m throwing in an unrelated photo of a lovely sculpture found in a square in the city center. Those are characters from the novel “A Dog of Flanders”, by English author Marie Louise de la Ramée, about a Flemish boy named Nello and his dog Patrasche, which is set in Antwerp. Not a door, but isn’t it just lovely?