Thursday Doors – April 13, 2017

This week I bring you the main door of the Milan Duomo, the largest church in Italy and the fifth largest in the world. It’s an impressive building both outside and inside. I will post more about it when I finish curating my photos from the three week trip to Europe that included several days in Milan.This will give you some perspective as to the side of the magnificent bronze doors.

Detail of one of the door’s many panels.

Detail of part of the door damaged during World War II.

The Duomo is 515 feet long, 354 feet high, and it has the capacity to fit 40,000 people. Since its construction took nearly 600 years, the cathedral embodies many different styles and influences. The façade is Baroque up to the first order of windows, and neo-Gothic above.

Thursday Doors – 01/19/2017

Door of the Collégiale Basilique Notre-Dame in the town of Beaune, the wine capital of Burgundy in the Côte d’Or department in eastern France. Parts of Notre-Dame date from the 13th century, and its style is described as Burgundian Romanesque, with some Gothic additions.doorbeauneweb_dsc0100 doorbeauneweb_dsc0097doorbeauneweb_dsc0082For Norm’s Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors: 11/17/2016

A couple of doors from the Munich Residenz, former royal palace of the Bavarian monarchs in Germany. The little girl dressed in typical bavarian clothes was too cute not to photograph. But it was difficult to get a perfect shot, as she zoomed through the gilded doors.door-web-dsc_6022door-web-dsc_6025doors-web-dsc_6024

For Norm’s Thursday Doors.