Thursday Doors

Door Ornate✓

I was feeling nostalgic this Thursday and pulled a beautiful door from Bruges, Belgium.

Do the Europeans know how to do a front door or what?  🙂

** Blue and White Label: Emblem for marking protected objects per the Hague Convention of 1954. Most European countries use this symbol on buildings designated as National Heritage Sites.

Linked to Norm Frampton’s Thursday Doors, August 24, 2016.

About Judy @ NewEnglandGardenAndThread

Master Gardener who enjoys gardening, quilting, photography, and traveling.
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41 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. BeckyB says:

    Intrigued by its design

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  2. They sure do and this is a stunning example of it!

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  3. Dan Antion says:

    This is a beautiful door, Judy, but it leaves me with many questions. Which way does it open (I’m guessing right-hand swing) and how is it constructed? It doesn’t appear to have a bottom rail, a rather essential element of most doors. In any case, it’s a great photo. I love the cobblestone and the carvings on the building.

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  4. joannesisco says:

    This one is truly unique! Great find.

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  5. bikerchick57 says:

    Like Dan, I’m also intrigued by which way the door opens since the handle is in the middle. I really like the slats at the bottom, I don’t think I’ve ever seen that before on a door.

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  6. Holy cow! That is one elaborate door! 😉

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  7. Yes, the Europeans can come and do a door remodel on my house anytime!

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  8. European doors look great on the older buildings but would look a bit odd with the newer homes in the US, especially with the cool surrounds like that in your shot. Of course there are some older buildings in the US that have similar design, but as they’re mostly newer, I’ll go to Europe for my European doors (great excuse, don’t you think?) and enjoy the fancy but different ones here.


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  9. Joyce says:

    It’s beautiful! I wonder if that is a carving of the Virgin Mary and child with two protecting angels, or just a generic mother and child. Either one indicates that home is a place of shelter and security.
    I love the European way of preserving the very old, just living side by side with it as if it’s the most natural thing in the world. Here, we’d need a Historic Preservation Committee to sue to keep a treasure like this from being torn down!

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  10. joey says:

    Oh yes, that is all kindsa fantastic 🙂

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  11. Grandma Kc says:

    You do find the most intriguing doors! Love the statues above the doorway. We have some friends that just returned from backpacking across Europe for 67 days! Belgium was one of their favorite places!

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  12. Very European, I see these each day here in France. But I never tire of seeing them, just gorgeous


  13. Oddment says:

    And I thought my front door was gussied up when I hung a wreath on it.

    This is stunning. Thank you.

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  14. Summer Daisy says:

    That is a truly fabulous door ♥


  15. dennyho says:

    So ornate! I do like the contrasting ivory and white details here. Great photo.

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  16. I bet they put more effort into their doors because they don’t have a lot of property. When we lived in Boston, our door we “designed” our door. Now, well, there’s so much other stuff to take care of 🙂

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  17. Nadezda says:

    I think Belgian people know how to do doors, Judy 🙂 The sculpture is lovely!

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  18. slfinnell says:

    Bruges lace is pretty awesome too. Visiting Belgium is on my bucket list 🙂

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  19. Isn’t Bruges a wonderful place to visit. We spent a week there. I remember seeing many beautiful doors.

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  20. Murphy's Law says:

    What a neat door! I’m wondering if the small black rectangle on left side of door is a lock. If so, when you insert key it follows that door would open in on the left, and you would use center handle to push.

    Boy, no Home Depot in Belgium!!

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  21. Vicky says:

    Oh, it’s rather splendid, well found…

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  22. It’s a very interesting door! Which way does it open? I wonder if they still use it? The art above it is beautiful.

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  23. Norm 2.0 says:

    You got that right – it’s lovely. I’d be nostalgic too 🙂

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  24. germac4 says:

    A wonderful door, I don’t think I’ve seen a statue in the doorway, even in Italy!

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  25. Such a lovely door, Judy. It really is unique.

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  26. reocochran says:

    I really like the inclusion of carved wooden statuary above doors, on the door frame. This is a truly beautiful door, which we are so lucky you got nostalgic, Judy. I am glad you explained about the blue and white diamond shaped emblem, too. 🙂

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