Old doors – Kefalonia – Greece – VII

I still have some hundreds of photos with old doors. I like the various designs and patterns of old decaying wrought-iron gates and their special pastel colors. This is for all fans of old doors.

By the way, Kefalonia was struck by a disastrous earth-quake last year in February. It had 8.2 Richter. A lot of old and new houses had collapsed. You might remark some yellow crosses next to the doors. These houses have been marked  as not having been severely damaged so that they can still be inhabited.

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31 thoughts on “Old doors – Kefalonia – Greece – VII

    • Thanks a lot, Sue. I’m happy nobody had been injured, but I’m sad to see that houses that have stood 200 years collapsed with this heavy earth-quake. This island is always in danger for earth-quakes due to the position. Regards Mitza

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    • Ja, liebe Stefanie, jeder macht ja auch seine Tür nach seinem Geschmack. So sagt die Tür schon viel über den Eigentümer aus. Was da drinnen passiert ist, bleibt jedermanns Fantasie überlassen. Wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Sonntag, liebe Grüße Mitza

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  1. Is absolutely amazing how many wonderful old doors are available in Greece for photos! Love the rusty textures and the intricate designs on some of them, real craftsman ship quality indeed!
    Thanks for sharing these treasures with us! Have a wonderful Sunday Mitza! Hope Spring is in the air on the other side of the ocean as well!~Eva 🙂

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    • It was my aim to show the variety of craftsmanship, Eva. I have never seen a place where nearly all doors have a different design or pattern like in Kefalonia. Thank you so much for your kind words – as usual. Spring is here in our garden. It’s the most wonderful time of the year, the time of being astonished and happy to see the perpetual changes in nature. Our little robin is sitting next to us, singing like an opera singer. I hope you are fine, and wish you a wonderful week in hopefully springlike Canada. Regards Mitza

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      • Thank you Mitza, same to you! Maybe you could just take some photos of your little robin, must be so very cute to see! 🙂 Spring is here as well everything is blooming and is most marvelous to see all that fresh beauty!~Eva

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  2. Ah, thank you Mitza. This post was just for me! But I am happy to share 🙂 Like you, I have been fascinated by gates and old doors for a very long time. They seem to have so much individuality and to tell such a story. I love the rust, the decay and way time takes it toll. I find them evocative and romantic and quite poetic. I love the last three…but, of course, it is very sobering and sad when it is understood that some of these structures were so damaged by the earthquake. We are very lucky here in England not to experience something so dangerous.
    Have a lovely evening.
    Karen

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    • I would be really happy if we could meet some day. We seem to have quite a lot in common. I love all old things, houses, jewellery, crystal or whatsoever. Every little thing in my flat has a story to tell and enrichens my phantasy. I guess you are a collector of wonderful old things, too. I have been in London many times and in southern England once and always loved the way how people had arranged their homes. That’s exactly my taste. Have a wonderful day, regards Mitza

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      • Yes, I too have filled my home with objects which have a story. I like things which show signs of wear, so that I can see where drawers have been opened over many years of use. I love furniture which has the original paintwork. I could not live in a new building with new furniture, my heart and soul would just perish.
        I have had to stop collecting for a while though because some rooms are full, full, full!
        When the latest wall was knocked down I uncovered a fragment of plaster with the original wallpaper on from 1886. It is beautiful and I will post it on my blog soon. You will like it I think. I am going to have it put in a little frame.
        Have a lovely day, Kind Regards, Karen

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      • Karen, I see we have some more in common. Our flat is full, full, full, too. My favorite hobby is visiting antic markets, fleamarkets, thrift shops, garage sales etc. Every Sunday morning you can see me getting up at 05.00h to drive somewhere. And how I enjoy it. Like this morning where I bought some old pictures, frames and old jewellery. I had some nice talks, but spent a little too much money, even though all the things I bought had a good price (being half Greek makes it easier for me to bargain, hehe). If you want, you can use my email-address stated in my about. Then I could send you some photos from our flat. I am looking forward to seeing your old wallpaper from 1886. Kind regards Mitza

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      • Everything you said in this message could have been written by me!
        But I have had to stay away from the market recently because, yes, it is so easy to spend too much.
        I feel that I act as a caretaker for all the precious things. I will certainly use your email address, thank you.
        I can not even get into my attic, and several other rooms. 🙂

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      • That’s a really good expression to act as a caretaker for all these old precious things, Karen. That’s the way I feel about it, too. We take care of a long forgotten culture. Many things are not used or even known anymore. I love that. I love all my old things with all my heart, I clean them and give them a nice new place. Soon everything will be beautiful in your house and you can be happy again. Kind regards Mitza

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    • Dear Ellen, I’m always happy to get your comments. Hope you feel good. Earth-quakes are really frightening, even the little ones we had sometimes in our holidays. The whole house seemed to move some centimeters. Therefore I want to photograph all these old things before they are damaged. I wish you a wonderful springtime in NY, warmest regards Mitza

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  3. Once again a great collection of doors! 😀 I had totally forgotten about that devastating earthquake 😦 One reason why i feel safer in Austria, there are no strong earthquakes… They are absolutely my biggest fear…

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    • You are absolutely sure in Austria, Alexandra. You must have felt quite a lot of earthquakes in Greece. We only had some little ones in our holidays. I was very scared always. Hope you are fine, wish you a wonderful spring-time in Austria, regards Mitza

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      • I was lucky that i wasn’t involved into any devastating earthquakes but our house in Halkidiki has a lot of cracks on the walls from various earthquakes…And it’s that horrific noise, like the earth is screaming when an earthquake happens, i just hate it! It absolutely makes my skin crawl! Here i’m definitely safe from that but i still hope nothing major happens in Greece cause of family and friends. Have a great week ahead dear Mitza! 😀 Spring is on the way!

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      • We just remark how small we are in contrary to nature, let it be earthquakes, tornadoes, snow avalanches etc. That’s the only thing that could happen to you in Austria, Alexandra. Spring is really noticeable here. It’s getting warm today. Regards Mitza

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    • Thanks a lot. Yes, Greece is a wonderful amd very beautiful country with a lot of history – let’s not speak about politics right now. I hope one day you can fly there, too. You will find a lot of interesting things to photograph. Regards Mitza

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      • Oh I’ve flown there and taken pictures there. I have family there actually. It’s a lovely country and my relatives are on both sides of the fence. One set is highly conservative and the other quite liberal. It’s an eye-opening trip! lol

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      • That’s funny. I have family there, too, I’m half Greek by the way. And my family is divided, too. One part is more conservative and the others are strictly communist. hehe. That means a lot of arguing and shouting in Greece. lol

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      • I’m half Greek as well! That’s funny. My family lives on Crete. We made it to many islands though and took 3-1/2 weeks to do it. it was so fun! And yes, there was a bit of excitement at times lol.

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