Friday, May 21, 2010

Secret Doors

You can still see these concealed doors in some older building, sometimes perfectly painted, like this one in “Via Cambini”,or a bit more decrepit, like this other in “Corso Amedeo”.This front door is gone, and elegantly replaced by a temporary one made of particle board.

25 comments:

Gunn said...

Well seen. Interesting and quite unique too.

Jacob said...

Some of those buildings must harbor a lot of secrets from down through the years. I think it would be fun to wander about and investigate them through those painted doors. Might be other "hidden" doors inside that lead to mysterious places!

Cool post, VP!

B SQUARED said...

These are really interesting. I hope you can find more and make them a regular feature.

Luis Gomez said...

Fantastic set of images. Wonderful doors.

Dina said...

I love the idea of such doors, new to me!

Per Stromsjo said...

Only artistic people would come up with something like this. Fascinating.

cieldequimper said...

How wonderful! Inconspicuous doors.

joo said...

Hope the second one will be as nicly renowated as the first!
Nice series:)

Babzy said...

Never seen such doors before , well spotted !

CafebyJW said...

I've never seen such doors before either, it must have been secret places around there?


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Wolynski said...

Love those concealed doors - what fun and whimsy.

Fio said...

Nice series :-)

brattcat said...

This post really has my curiosity wheels spinning. Why are there secret doors? What's behind them? Who are they meant to be secret from? Who needs to be behind a secret door?

Halcyon said...

I think I need one of those elegant particle board models for my house!

I wonder who used those secret doors in the past? Secret lovers? Servants? The pope?

Lois said...

Those are very interesting shots!

JM said...

This is really cool! Very clever post, VP!

Kaori said...

These are very neat doors! Especially the last one with the temporary door :-D

tapirgal said...

LOL, B SQUARED! But maybe there are a lot in Livorno, who knows. This is another beautifully-done post. Who would have guessed there would be enough for a theme? I love it.

Cezar and Léia said...

Cool theme, I loved that first one!
Happy weekend
hugs
Léia

lodolite said...

che bello scatto!
ciao simona

Leif Hagen said...

Those are very surprising doors - especially the top two! Fun finds!

Rob and Mandy said...

Yep, quite unique. Don't really like the last one, though.

White Oleander said...

Nice camouflage :)

Steffe said...

Very interesting indeed. You must ask your friend with all the keys to let us in there some day!

Emilie Esnault said...

Awesome!