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17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale)

17th-century door leaf in Naumburg (Saale), Germany

Detail of a door leaf dating back to 1680, seen at the Kaisersches Haus, a 16th-century building located at the market place of Naumburg (Saale). Holy Roman Emperor Charles V (Kaiser Karl V.) stayed here in 1547.

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Doors Renaissance

Renaissance portal in Stralsund

Renaissance portal in Stralsund, Germany

This Renaissance portal dating back to 1568 can be found at the address Jacobiturmstraße 32 in the city of Stralsund. The three terracotta panels are considered to be created in the workshop of the sculptor Statius von Düren.

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West portal of St Nicholas’ Church in Stralsund

West portal of St. Nicholas' Church in Stralsund, Germany

St. Nicholas’ Church (Nikolaikirche) is the oldest of the three major parish churches in Stralsund. It was dedicated in 1279 to St. Nicholas of Myra, the patron saint of sailors.  Inside the astronomical clock dating back to 14th century is worth a visit.

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Doors Renaissance

Haus zum Sonneborn in Erfurt

Haus zum Sonneborn in Erfurt, Germany

Behind this door you will find the registry office and a venue for marriages. The building is a reconstruction but the portal dates back to Renaissance period.

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Animals Doors

Praying mantis in Graz

Praying mantis in the smithery of a door in Graz, Austria

Depiction of a praying mantis seen at a door of a Gründerzeit building in Graz.

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Amazing door in Budapest

Amazing door near Keleti Pu, Budapest

On a walk around the quarter of the railway station Keleti Pu in Budapest I came across this amazing door. Quarters around railway stations are often worth a walk.