Thursday doors…Basel doors #4

Posted: February 11, 2016 in Thursday doors
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There were so many beautiful doors in Basel.  We walked and walked, through wide streets and narrow streets, past doors that led to homes and those that led to businesses.  Basel was acknowledged as the city name in 374 AD and there are homes that date back to early in the second century.  You can see the dates right on the homes.  This photo doesn’t show the date, but it shows a sample of the beauty found in the doors to the city’s homes.

© janet m. webb 2014

  1. it’s a wonderful place, I agree! we were there for a school trip. the teacher asked how the people here are called (they are basler not basEler). my friend said: basilians! oh my…

    • I wish I had a basilian…bazillion dollars. 🙂 I think most of us would think “Baseler” was correct. We only saw the downtown and nearby area as we were walking, but it was lovely. I’d like to go back some day.


  2. Love to see that town. Love the door.

    • We enjoyed the city greatly and having someone to show us around was a tremendous bonus. There were so many great doors. If I’d stopped for shots of them all, we’d never have gotten very far. As it was, I was continually stopping for photos of something. But then, that seems to be a daily hazard since getting my iPhone. 🙂


  3. This is a beautiful door, Janet. Everything about it makes you smile as you admire the craftsmanship. 🙂

  4. nowathome says:

    I love all the detail on the door!

  5. Norm 2.0 says:

    Beautiful door indeed. I love the carvings and what seems to be a crosshatch pattern inlay in the lower panel – good choice!

    • Thanks, Norm. Glad you enjoyed them. One of these days when it warms up a bit, I’m going to take my camera and walk around Naperville. The large homes in the downtown area all have lovely doors, if I can just get over the feeling of trespassing. 🙂


  6. dimlamp says:

    Wow! I didn’t realise that Basel dates that far back in history. Quite an impressive door there.

  7. I used to go to Basel on business quite regularly and often had time to wander around the older part. Zurich’s even better, if you ever get the opportunity.

  8. marianallen says:

    That’s a beauty, all right! I can’t imagine living in a building dating from so long ago! Around here, a building that dates to the 19th century is “old”!

  9. jan says:

    Such a lovely door – wow.

  10. Dan Antion says:

    Living in a country where the oldest door I can see is on a house that might be 400 years old, makes me seriously jealous of being able to see structures that date that far back. I am glad that they are still in existence. This is a beautiful door, regardless of how old it is.

  11. Wow, now that is one exception piece of woodworking! I can’t even imagine all of the hours that went into producing that single front door… It’s incredible.

  12. bythebriny says:

    What a beautiful old door. It’s good to see it so well-preserved.

  13. pommepal says:

    What a beautiful and elegantly carved door.

  14. thirdeyemom says:

    I adore the doors of Europe. I just love Europe! Great photo Janet!

  15. The wood and detail on that door are gorgeous. Great door today!

  16. pattisj says:

    That is a grand entrance–beautiful!

  17. Shelly Bray says:

    What a great door! It amazes me that people still live in buildings this old, I think it’s really cool. I’d love to tour some of these old houses.