Yesterday I posted her sister’s gnome, today come her Madeira doors, with many thanks.
Katja is one of four “witch” friends of my mother. They call themselves according to their hair colour, and she is the Red. Her sister (another “witch” but I’m not sure of her name) created the garden gnome posted yesterday, which protects my parents’ garden in Piran.
Soon after I moved to Italy, Katja lent a book to my mother and me after she’d learned about the online way amore and I got together. Here is a photo and the post about that.
Last week, when she sent me these door photos, I knew immediately that I would post them and how much I’d love to visit Funchal, a place I’d known nothing about and wouldn’t know it was the capital of the Portuguese island of Madeira.
These door murals – 200 of them or so – have been there, in the street Rua de Santa Maria in Funchal, for a while. The first door was painted in 2011. And yet I don’t remember hearing about this project or seeing any of these doors before, not even on Thursday Doors.
And so a very special thank you, Katja!
Here, on the website of the project Arte Portas Abertas, you can play around and find these and see the rest of the doors. And if one of you visits Madeira, you know what to do. Two hundred door photos is not such a big deal.
The last photo is not from this street but from elsewhere in the city and is included as a counterpoint. It’s the Bank of Portugal door.
All photos: Katja Repič
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