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.