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Thursday Doors – Love in the time of Corona 4

The streets close to the Piazza San Marco are cluttered with designer shops, high fashion and even higher prices. But their doors are boring. So I wandered, happily getting lost down alleyways, in pursuit of the perfect portal.

Again, the steel barrier against flood water. Four door panels, but only the centre two will open. Which knocker to rap?

Hotel doors can be interesting, too. Here is a hotel with its own canal and a German hotel shining and glistering in the weak spring sunshine.

Ambling down the side streets, stopping to photograph doors, suddenly you come across a massive church which seems to have been levered into position, dominating a small square.

Or a famous building, such as the Fenice, the Venice Theatre.

Ateneo Veneto, a cultural institute, formerly the Scuolo San Fantin.

But how about some really fancy doors?

And the photographer is artfully concealed behind the brasswork, legs revealed.
Doorway to an alley, inviting the casual observer to get lost, but delightfully lost.

And what about the bell pushes?

By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.

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