Thursday doors – 4 August 2022

Doors 192 – Porto doors (Part 6)

My life is no less busy this week and I am covering for two of my colleagues (in a team of four) who are on their holidays, so I’m afraid this will probably be a bit rushed, before I start a long day at work.

Porto is a gift that just keeps on giving. There is so much to see and do and marvel at, not least the churches of the city. Although the idea of tiling the façade of buildings was imported from Seville, it is definitely one of the USPs of Porto, and this can be evidenced through the stunning tile decorations in blue and white on many of the churches.

So this week we have a small selection of doors from Porto churches, but if I am honest it is the tiles that are the star of the show. I hope you enjoy them.

Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church, doors and tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022
Church tiles, Porto, Portugal, June 2022

These churches are just another reason to visit this wonderful, vibrant city. That’s it for another week. I might be taking a bit of a break from Thursday doors over the next two or three weeks, but will have plenty more to share with you after that. May I wish you a happy weekend ahead.

If you have made it this far, you probably like doors, and you really ought to take a look at the No Facilities blog by Dan Anton who has taken over the hosting of Thursday Doors  from Norm 2.0 blog. Links to more doorscursions can be found in the comments section of Dan Anton’s Thursday Doors post.

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I am Stephen. I live in Bristol, UK. I decided to shorten my profile...to this: Wildlife, haiku, travel, streetart, psychogeography and my family. Not necessarily in that order.

15 thoughts on “Thursday doors – 4 August 2022”

  1. Wow! When you said the tiles would steal the show, you meant 100%. This could be a winner on Thursday Tiles (which doesn’t exist as far as I know). Those are amazing.

    I hope work eases up on you soon.

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    1. Thanks Dan. Work is an unrelenting necessity. I enjoy it, but it is very draining, and being a public sector worker in the UK with our current government is uncomfortable and demoralising.

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  2. These are stand-out churches, all of them. Can’t make a choice. You are right, the blue tiles make them look special. Also the one you showed from the side. Thanks for sharing (even though you’re busy). Emille (Jesh)

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