This is my first post about doors. The ones I found are from my first trip to New Orleans in the little time I had available to visit.
The door above, comes from a house on Esplanade Avenue. I love the beautiful Italian ironwork that blends so well with the heavy oak tree look of the door.
The door below can also be found on Esplanade Avenue. It may not be original to the house. I chose it because of its decorative “lace ironwork” motif that was very popular prior to mid – 1800s and derived from Spanish architecture. It could be found in a lot of the homes in the French Quarter and the Garden District. The lace is often floral and sometimes is adorned with fleur – de – lis motif.The third door is located in the French Quarter. It seems to have a more updated look. I liked it because of the mixture of a well maintained older door ornate with beautiful stained glass that goes well with the door shutters and gingerbread elements trying to keep with the 19th century style.The fourth door may not seem to be architecturally special looking but it comes with a story. I chose it because it is the door to Madame Delphine LaLaurie’s haunted house in the French Quarter. It is well known that Madame LaLaurie was torturing her slaves. Nowadays, people are saying that they can still hear screams coming from the inside of the house. See story here [picturesque and a short horror story] Colors and Architecture of the French QuarterThe last door belongs to the most decorated house I found for Mardis Gras this year. It seems that the door maintained its character and was adorned with an old – fashioned looking iron lock.
In Thursday Doors also see They’re Still Doors [Thursday Doors]