An Ode To The Doors Of Szentendre, Hungary – Estimated reading time: 4 minutes
Whenever I travel, I love to walk through the destination – typically, without a guidebook or map and definitely, with a camera in hand. While strolling through a city’s streets, it’s nice to notice the smaller things, be it street art or in this case, doors.
While in Budapest one year, I did a day trip to Szentendre and one of the big highlights for me was the doors. It was a great feeling wandering around and noticing the doors and taking in all of their exquisite architectural details.
An Ode To The Doors Of Szentendre, Hungary
I never really cared much for doors before. Growing up in Canada, it seemed that the doors of most houses looked similar, usually massed produced and generic. Then I came to Europe. And I started to notice doors, their windows and all the other unique details. Obviously buildings are older here and have much more history, to the point where you just want to stand there and try to imagine what went on behind those doors, like who lived there and what their lives were like.
So while visiting Szentendre, a small town just outside of Budapest, I walked around and took in the various types of doors, some prettier than others, some with fading beauty.
It was a great way to pass the time, and a different way to get to know Szentendre.
What do you think of these doors of Szentendre? Do you have any other local tips? Tell us about them in the comments.
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Mmmmmm … Türen, Puertas …
“Only” 1,236,789 reasons? Come now, you’ve got to get back to Budapest and find some more! 🙂
@fotoeins – Ha ha. I will be back soon enough if it’s the last thing I do!
Great collection of doors! I like them too =) Some of the more fortress-like ones in Europe aren’t so welcoming,though!
@Andrea – thanks! I’m also quite obsessed with windows. 🙂
I love photographing doors and windows as well. They can be so picturesque or so mysterious. Or even forbidding and oddly inviting at the same time. Haven’t been in Szentendre in many, many years. Thanks for the look back 🙂
@Sophie – No problem! I hope to post more about Szentendre in the future as well. 🙂
I started photographing doors when I was in Greece, and now I notice their interesting details everywhere I travel.
Great shots and I agree that everything is prettier in Europe than in North America – including doors.
@Laurel – Thanks! This is why I’m staying put here as long as I can … I do miss home a lot, but I love it here so much.
Beautiful doors add so much character to a building! And a city, for that matter. I particularly like ones with unique carvings or bright colors.
@Christy – agree! Love love the architecture in Europe. My love for this continent grows on a daily basis.