Thursday Doors…back to Basel

Posted: March 2, 2017 in Thursday doors
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For yesterday’s Photo Challenge, I revisited Basel, Switzerland.  While waiting for our flight the next day, we were blessed to meet Claudia, a fellow blogger who lives in Basel and was happy to show us around her lovely city for an afternoon.  My favorite part was wandering the streets of the non-tourist areas, seeing the very old, but well-kept buildings and, of course, doors, although this was well before I joined Thursday Doors. Oh, all the doors I missed!  🙂  I’ve featured some of the Basel doors here before, but here are a few more for your enjoyment.

An open door…

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A door to more doors, but not to Mordor…

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Two doors, but not Tudors…

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  1. Dan Antion says:

    You managed to get some nice ones, Janet. I know that feeling, though. When you see a picture today, that you took years ago and realize “there’s a door right behind that bush…” Oh, if we only knew 🙂

  2. msgt3227 says:

    Those are some truly wonderful doors!

  3. nowathome says:

    impressive Janet!!

  4. Laura says:

    I like the knocker on the first door. Great photos 🙂

  5. ianbcross says:

    Staid, solid and Swiss, these doors. Apart from the gates, of course.

  6. My love of doors didn’t become a conscious thing until you started posting photos of them. And now I notice them consciously and love them all the more. Thank you! I especially love the doors of European buildings. The creation of beautiful, strong, sturdy doors (and buildings) seems to be an art that was forgotten in the long-ago migration to the US. Every once in awhile here, I’ll notice a door worth pausing for.

  7. Allan G. Smorra says:

    I like the scrolled doors in the second photo, Janet. What an entryway!

  8. joey says:

    That garage, or driveway, or whatever, that thing is GORGEOUS! 😀

  9. jesh stg says:

    Isn’t it fun to meet another blogger? I did so in Holland. Love these doors, Janet. Especially the wrought iron gate – regal! And the garage door (I assume) is pretty unusual! Great post!

    • Thanks, Jesh. I’ve been fortunate to meet about 10 and it’s so much fun. I hope to meet more in the future.

      • jesh stg says:

        My goodness! You must travel a lot then?

      • Three live in or around Philadelphia, where our younger daughter went to are school. One I met while my husband was at a conference in San Francisco, several more at a writer’s conference. One we met in France several years ago. I travel more than some, but not as much as I’d like. 🙂


  10. Beautiful doors. Janet. 🙂

  11. Joanne Sisco says:

    I’m going to start thinking of you as Queen of the Pun 🙂

  12. Norm 2.0 says:

    That first one has some wonderful detailed carving in it, and it’s huge too. Nice shots Janet 🙂

  13. I love Basel. We were able to spend only about half a day there. I would love to go back! Wonderful doors!

  14. dimlamp says:

    That first one is lovely.

  15. Those are some DOORS in the bottom photo. 🙂

  16. Hihi, funny. Tudors or not Tudors.

  17. Candy says:

    Great doors. And that last building is stunning!

  18. That first door is fabulous, Janet. It has everything, including ironwork and a lovely pillar. I know what you mean about having missed lots of doors. When I was in Budapest and Lisbon I photographed lots of wonderful old buildings but only took shots of a few doors – and they have soooo many. It was before Thursday Doors, though, so I wasn’t really on the lookout. 😦

  19. Oh the first and last doors are lovely! Great finds!

  20. jazzytower says:

    A nice collection Janet:) Especially love that first one.

  21. marianallen says:

    ~gasp~ that gate! Those doors! That painted wall! What a wonderful collection of finds! Wow, that last one just knocks me out!

    • Don’t you love that they took so much care with the outside of the house? Basel is a very pretty city. Glad you liked everything so much. 🙂


  22. Liked your door shots but loved your captions, more!