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The oldest surviving door in Madrid. OK on black, z, full screen, etc.

The oldest surviving door in Madrid. OK on black, z, full screen, etc.
Puerta lateral de la torre de los Lujanes. Mediados del siglo XV.
www.youtube.com/watch?v=6HDdiz8MU8o Sight and sound, knocking on a door - seems reasonable!

Fred Fouarge, John FitzGerald, Eric Desjours, Keith Burton and 33 other people have particularly liked this photo


37 comments - The latest ones
 Peter Castell
Peter Castell club
A nicely composed capture of a door that has seen a lot of events in it's life not all peaceful by the look of those spiked studs
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Peter Castell club
In it's early years, this house (the oldest in Madrid) was the home of the Luján family. They had many enemies!
Thank you, Peter!
4 weeks ago.
 Malik Raoulda
Malik Raoulda club
Sublime cette porte , le temps semble s'est arrêté ....!
4 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
Yes, in about 1459, Malik!
4 weeks ago.
 Jean
Jean club
A great image. You have captured all the textures so well. If only it could talk.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jean club
Thank you, Jean. This is in a very narrow alley, so a decent photo of it it is tricky!
4 weeks ago.
 Jenny McIntyre
Jenny McIntyre club
What a fantastic door - you can see it has been knocked on several times!!!! Obviously not so gently neither!!!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jenny McIntyre club
Historic door indeed, Jenny!
4 weeks ago.
 William Sutherland
William Sutherland club
Exceptional historical shot! Stay well!

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4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
 Stacy Metcalf
Stacy Metcalf
i have a weakness for doors too .
Charming and full of character , this one .
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Stacy Metcalf
Something about doors! Yes it's true Stacy!
Stay safe!
4 weeks ago.
 Pam J
Pam J club
IF IT COULD ONLY TALK
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Pam J club
I THINK IT WHISPERED SOMETHING LIKE "THE DOORS OF PERCEPTION ARE ALL AROUND", AS I SQUEEZED PAST IN THIS VERY NARROW ALLEYWAY, PAM.
BUT THERE WAS A HIGH WIND SO I CAN'T BE SURE!
4 weeks ago.
 Jaap van 't Veen
Jaap van 't Veen club
Lovely architectural details
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Jaap van 't Veen club
Thank you, Jaap!
4 weeks ago.
 Marie-claire Gallet
Marie-claire Gallet club
Superb architecture and beautiful door, Andy ********************************
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Marie-claire Gallet club
Many thanks, Marie-claire
4 weeks ago.
 Ulrich John
Ulrich John club
Nicely seen and captured, Andy !
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ulrich John club
Thank you, Ulrich!
4 weeks ago.
 Herb Riddle
Herb Riddle club
Always good to see architecture and woodwork like this Andy. A lot of this about in Spain, I know. Well done.

Herb
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Herb Riddle club
Not so much from the middle ages in Madrid ... but then Madrid is a relatively young city. Founded by the Moors in the 9th century and expanded somewhat when re-conquered by the Christians in the 11th and 12th, it only really became a great city when it was chosen as one of the four capitals of Spain by Felipe II in the 16th century. He shared the places of government between, Toledo, El Escorial, Valladolid and Madrid. In the next century Madrid became the de facto capital.
4 weeks ago. Edited 4 weeks ago.
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A wonderfully captured beauty!
4 weeks ago.
 Andy Rodker
Andy Rodker club
* ઇઉ * Thank you very much!
4 weeks ago.
 Ajophotog
Ajophotog club
Very prince of Persia.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Ajophotog club
Sounds good but I am unsure of the analogy, Algy.
This architecture is called mudéjar.
The city had been been taken by the Christians, but the craftsmen, stone masons and so on with the skill, were islamic, so the style only slowly changed.
4 weeks ago.
 Annemarie
Annemarie club
beautiful
have a great day
Stay well ❤️
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Annemarie club
Thank you, Annemarie!
4 weeks ago.
 Nouchetdu38
Nouchetdu38 club
Beautiful vestige of the Muslim presence in Spain a few centuries ago!!!!!!*******
4 weeks ago.
 Rosalyn Hilborne
Rosalyn Hilborne club
Wow! I love old doors!
4 weeks ago.
 Keith Burton
Keith Burton club
A really beautiful old door................I like the textures and colour of the woodwork and the surrounding arch. The ironwork is lovely too. What a great find and capture!
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Keith Burton club
It's down a very narrow alley, Keith, hence the tightness of the angle. The building is famous as the oldest in Madrid. but this door less so ... due to the difficulties of getting a worthwhile photo. But I'm chuffed you like it!
4 weeks ago.
 aNNa schramm
aNNa schramm club
What a nice old door - on the left side the door wing looks like abegnutzer, probably it was opened more often. The iron fittings look very defensive
greetings aNNa*
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to aNNa schramm club
Probably right on all three counts, aNNa!
3 weeks ago.
 Anton Cruz Carro
Anton Cruz Carro club
A wonderful door. It is located on Calle del Codo. I remember there I took a typing exam.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Anton Cruz Carro club
There is also a bike hire shop in that calle!
Yes. You are quite right, Anton. It is also a path I took many times when the academy I first taught for was in Plaza del Cordón.
3 weeks ago.
 Eric Desjours
Eric Desjours club
Just admirable... Beautifully preserved and encased in a nice nature of stone.
4 weeks ago.
Andy Rodker club has replied to Eric Desjours club
Built in the ubiquitous Mudéjar style of course, Eric!
Many thanks!
3 weeks ago.

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