BARCELONA: Where Doors have Eyes!

WALLS MAY HAVE EARS…….

……but……

……DOORS HAVE EYES.

Well, they do in Barcelona’s Gothic Quarter.  And they are watching YOU!

 

This first door looks like a very big door indeed. And it has big eyes to match, making it all the better to see you with, my dear”.

BARCELONA: Gothic Quarter doors

BARCELONA: Doors have Eyes ©HelenBushe

Look closely at the two panels in the bottom right-hand corner of this wonderful door.

Can you see the door handle on the yellow panel and the letterbox on the corner one?

BARCELONA: Gothic Quarter doors

BARCELONA: A Door within a Door ©HelenBushe

 

A Door within a Door

In the Gothic Quarter this use of a “Door within a Door” is the norm (Hi Norm! Enjoy your break!) as is the graffiti art. The graffiti is only on the doors or shutters, leaving the walls untouched in this centuries-old part of town.

 

I took these next shots with my iPhone whilst waiting to order lunch in Afrodita Restaurant .

(For anyone planning a trip to Barcelona, this unpretentious restaurant with outdoor seating in a tiny square is well worth seeking out).

BARCELONA: AFRODITA RESTAURANT Gothic Quarter doors

BARCELONA: AFRODITA RESTAURANT ©HelenBushe

 

This couple unknowingly helped my street photography by leaving their apartment block right on cue:

BARCELONA: AFRODITA RESTAURANT Gothic Quarter doors

BARCELONA: A Door within a Door ©HelenBushe

I have many more pictures of doors from our trip last week to Barcelona which I’ll post  over the coming weeks.

Here are some Thursday Doors from our last trip:

Grafitti in the Gothic Quarter

Gothic Quarter: A Few more Doors

An Old Brown Door in Barca

Many thanks to ManjaMexMovie for keeping Thursday Doors going while Norm takes a well-earned break.

Many thanks for visiting PHOTOPHILE.

Do return soon!  My door is always open!

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