Doorways in Kalmar

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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?

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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.

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Some Kalmar doors are beautiful in their simplicity.

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Some are  a little more elaborate.

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Beautiful shades of red, blue and green are favorites everywhere in Sweden.

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Sometimes flowers add color, even at the very end of the way-too-short Swedish summer.

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How about some classic geometrics?

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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?

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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!

2 thoughts on “Doorways in Kalmar

  1. Ford Cornell

    Loved your Kalmar doors, too. Is it the potential hidden behind the door that makes us so curious? Is a couple falling love behind that door?? Did the King of Sweden visit? Was there a tragedy here?

    I love doors. Thanks again.

    Reply

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