Thursday Doors

thursday doors, portugal

My contribution to Thursday Doors this week comes from Lisbon, Portugal. On the way to Saint George’s (Jorge’s) Castle, I cut through a small courtyard and snapped a quick shot of these lovely red doors. I had to hurry, as my sisters were steaming ahead to get to the castle and I was afraid of losing them. But, as usual in Lisbon, there was something even more interesting than the doors that caught my eye.


Street art is everywhere on display in the city and you never know what you’ll bump into when you round a corner. This photograph is an example of recycled art and seemed to be made of steel mesh, like a Brillo pad. To some it may give the impression of a black cloud while others may see it as a tree. At first sight I thought it represented the latter. Parts of it were beginning to rust, but then again, it was October when I was there and leaves do change colour at that time of year. If you’re scrutinizing the photo, looking for the ‘trunk’ of the tree, you won’t find one as the sculpture was suspended in the courtyard, hanging in mid air. When I noticed that fact, the structure took on a totally different aspect and as I left the courtyard I turned for one last look and this time saw a black cloud. Strange how a little knowledge can totally change our perception of something.

For some amazing doors from around the world have a look at Norm’s blog.


About Jean Reinhardt

Author of 'A Pocket Full of Shells' an Amazon International best seller, Jean writes young adult and historical fiction. She has been known to shed a tear over Little House on the Prairie.
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24 Responses to Thursday Doors

  1. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely door indeed, but that cloud (what I first thought it was) or tree, sure is an attention-getter.

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  2. I love the red of the door. At first, I thought that was black smoke. What an interesting idea.


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  3. Love the door but the tree blew me away. πŸ™‚

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  4. Dan Antion says:

    The door is beautiful Jean. I might be drifting back to red from blue for the perfect door color. The tree sculpture is so interesting, that must get a lot of second looks.

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  5. klara says:

    lovely door. without enlarging the photo, I thought the second photo was a tree. but on a closer look, it reminds me of a cloud. I ADORE recycled art.

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  6. Me too, I love to see things recycled. I even recycle my teabags and get at least two cups of tea out of each one, πŸ™‚ and then they go into the garden.


  7. Kashpals says:

    Beautiful door. The second image seemed to be a black cloud but on reading your post further and enlarging it, realized, it is recycled art.

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  8. Fascinating Jean – I thought for a moment it was the beautiful red door that had caught fire as you were passing!

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  9. Ali Isaac says:

    I always wanted a red front door. These are amazing!


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