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D is for Doors

Here's a small collection of water doors (porte d'acqua) in Venice (there are hundreds of these in the city of canals).

Hard to tell if some of these are still being used or not. A couple of them aren't even doors anymore!

water door


water door


water door


A beautiful former door~


former door


Not sure about this one but it looks like the door is now two windows, maybe?~


water door


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Those doors are amazing. I love the weathered looks and the colors. I think I would have worn my camera out taking pictures of them.

I'm going to have to visit someday.
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

I love all these beautiful water doors. I think number 2 and the last one are my favorites. Cheers, Carver ABC Wednesday Team

Joy:

The precarious nature of doors and water, I feel calling them doors is not enough, perhaps they are portals to another world.

Such attractive photos of these unusual doors! A great choice for the letter D.

A very interesting set of doors I love the weathered look and the muted colours.

Kathy (Trekcapri):

Hi Annie, I didn't know that they were called Water Doors. Very cool. What a wonderful photo collection. I really love how they are all so uniquely different and I really like the red bricks around them. I also like the framing of the former door too.

Have a great week.

Would love to see Venice someday.

Dolce & Gabbana

Rose, ABC Wednesday Team

Beautiful selection Annie! Love those venetian water doors. Have a good week!

Love, love, love this eclectic collection, A!

i love your photos...they all are rich in history...just looking at them gives me a rush of images in my head as to what has happened to it in the past...

The doors in Venice are special, real beautiful.
I have been there several times and always discover new beautiful things.
Gattina
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Bert:

That last door is certainly familiar, Annie, it being 'the most dysfunctional door in Venice', according to whoever used to write veniceblog. It's on Giudecca, which some people don't regard as Venice.

Anne:

Fabulous!!! Love these water doors. I find them intriguing too...they really evoke a sense of the past, don't they?!

Bert:

I've found the third door. It's on Rio Ca' di Dio, near San Martino. It's the water door of Palazzo Erizzo, viewed from Fondamenta Erizzo.

Bert:

The first one is next to Ponte Giustinian over Rio di San Vidal.
I don't think I'm likely to find the other two.

Bert, do you want some clues about #2 and #4? I don't know exactly where they are but can look at my photos and see what's nearby. I'm pretty sure that the second one is in Cannaregio but will check when I get home from work.

By the way, you just left comment #8,000 on my blog!

Une très belle sélection de portes d'eau. Bravo Annie, vos photos sont splendides.
J'aime particulièrement la photo de la porte de la maison rose proche du campo S'Vidal et la porte bleue turquoise de rio S'Caterina.
Bonne semaine
Danielle

Thank you Danielle!

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