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Saturday, June 02, 2007

Tiny, tiny towns - Monterone

Monterone was not the best town for windows (they were mostly quite small and non-descript) - but it did have cool doors!


The door frames were many times more interesting than the door itself.


I also loved seeing the multiplicity of building materials in the walls. You could kind of follow the evolution of repairs - from stone to brick to cement - many times all jumbled up together.


(Sorry the photos are kind of off-kilter - we were on steep, narrow roads and it was difficult in some places to get 'square' to the subject).


Near to bottom of the village you could start to see 'green' in places and there were even some way cool, ancient stone steps! With a much less romantic and more contemporary bricklike addition built on top...


If you look carefully at this door to the left and above fairy-niece's head, you can see the imprint of a horseshoe and several heavy keys.... How did that happen? Sun exposure over long periods of time?

2 comments:

She Who Flies said...

Oh I love all those photos of doors... so inviting!

ParisOmlette said...

Those doorways...
sigh...