First impression of any building: the front door. A well-chosen one is unique and inviting. This one looks like a face, don’t you think? Maybe a friendly cat?
The Swedish town of Kalmar has a lot of unique doorways. Kalmar was once an important strategic town, on the old border between Sweden and Denmark. It still have a wonderful historic castle. Where there’s a royal castle, people always go to the trouble and expense of putting up fine homes and grand public buildings.
Some Kalmar doors are beautiful in their simplicity.
Some are a little more elaborate.
Beautiful shades of red, blue and green are favorites everywhere in Sweden.
Sometimes flowers add color, even at the very end of the way-too-short Swedish summer.
How about some classic geometrics?
Sometimes a door invokes the past. This one is on a grand seafront building, right next to an inviting beach. I’m thinking “Bad Hus” means “bath house.” How about a swim?
Not today. It’s early September. Leaves are changing and the days are getting cold in Sweden. We’ll have to wait for summer! I hope to be back.
Join me next time for more explorations in the art and history of Europe!