Before Covid confined us to the apartment, we did a lot of walking and looking. The architecture here is fascinating, with many different centuries and styles represented. You can find real Medieval buildings here; sometimes it feels as if we have wandered into a movie. The amount of decoration on many of the buildings is also striking, and I like it very much. The absence of decoration on modern buildings seems like a mistake, or a lost opportunity when I look at these buildings.
I am going to post some pictures of doorways below. Some of the doorways have interesting shapes, and others have interesting hardware. The door to our building has keyholes in the shape of yawning lions' mouths, for example.
Other door hardware:
And then there are doorways that are just beautiful or interesting. It's not just the design and the decoration; often the colors are rich but subtle. Not all of these buildings are ancient, by the way.