The Museo Fundacio Pilar i Joan Miro overlooks the port area of Palma, Mallorca. There is another museum dedicated to the surrealist painter, Joan Miro, in Barcelona, but Palma is where he lived and worked at the end of his career. His roots were in Mallorca. The museum contains over 5,000 artistic pieces – paintings, drawings, sculpture, collages and graphic works.
The doors featured here are from his studio, Son Boter, an 18th Century rural house.
To the side of the studio, there is a barn door and an ancient wooden wheel.
There is a fantastic exhibition of his work, “Miro – a wild spirit” in the main gallery, which is well worth a visit. In the gardens, there are some interesting sculptures which are not in the scope of Thursday Doors. But I can’t resist sharing the anthropomorphic planting signs.
This door has been well-used. I found it in a tiny rural hamlet of Alquieries in Mallorca, while I was on a cycling holiday last month.
There were some other choice gates and doorways in the village. I think that the door of number 69 has been turned upside down. Many doors have metal plates to protect the lower part of the door from water splashed from passing vehicles. This door has the metal protection on top. Quite ironic.
I rather liked the street lighting, even though the metal gate is disappointing. I guess it replaced an ancient set of doors.
Here I am, struggling up a long pass.