‘There’s one for Thursday Doors!’  As any regular contributor to this weekly online meet up will tell you, there are doors you can pass by and others that demand a pause (or a return visit) with a camera.  Here’s a miscellaneous selection from last week’s visit to Barcelona.

 

 

There’s more than one hidden Patio de los Naranjos (or Courtyard of the Orange Trees) in Barcelona.  This door overlooks the sheltered and peaceful patio of the Casa Misericorda, a former convent in the Raval district now occupied by various local government offices and a Chinese language school.   The buildings date from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries with remodeling in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries so this door could be genuinely ancient or something more recent.  Either way it’s a curious construction.

(Click twice on the photo for a closer view)

 

 

These three doors caught my eye for different reasons: elegant and practical ironwork, multicoloured paintwork and two plain entrances in an atmospheric back alley.  The first doorway is in El Raval, the other two in the Barri Gòtic.  (Click to view the gallery)

 

 

Finally a brass studded door from the Capitania General.  The buildings on this site originally belonged to another convent, founded in the 13th century and confiscated in the nineteenth century when it was converted to an infantry barracks.  I guess the brass studs and plaques date from that era. They’re worth a closer look.

 

 

A post for Thursday Doors.