The smartphone is coming very much in handy for taking spontaneous photos in Torino.  One thing that fascinates me is the variety of big front building doors, or portoni.  Most are late 19th or early 20th C., but they have “Baroque” details.  Torino is newer-looking, and fancier-looking, than a typical Italian town.

Please note the dragons in the sixth photo down.

I confess that it may be that the only reason I posted these today is that I’m going to Rome tomorrow and I’m avoiding the necessary preparation, including gathering information to do my American taxes.  But maybe I’m also ready to start posting some again. I hope so!

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8 thoughts on “Portoni

  1. Wow. These doors and their settings are true works of art. Doors capture my imagination, too, thought the doors of the Middle East are not typically so skillfully crafted. I love the door handle on the last one. I hope you and your family are well, Laura. enjoy your trip to Rome!

  2. Glad to see you are posting again! My favorites are 2 and 5. The color of the wood is so rich and beautiful! Thank you for sharing.

  3. Oh my, such beautiful architecture! Wouldn’t it be nice if we (at least here in the U.S.) put as much forethought into our buildings. I’d love it if you were to begin posting more. Nice to hear from you. 🙂

  4. Are you longing to come back to the U.S.? I hope you are soaking up all this architectural and other visual beauty deep into your bones so that you won’t have to go through withdrawal when you leave.

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