Wednesday, February 5, 2014

D is for doorway

Spanish-style architecture has been popular for a long time in the Bay Area.  As in LA, it dates back to the 18th century land grant era.  This old 4-plex, possibly from the 1920s, has many of the style's components:  tiled entries, wrought iron, arches, and terracotta roof tiles.  Lovely, don't you think?  Spotted in the Bella Vista neighborhood.  Linked to ABC Wednesday.

16 comments:

  1. Bueno, es interesante, aunque no sólo es esa la única arquitectura que hay en nuestra península Ibérica o Celtibérica...
    Supongo que es una derivación del compendio de arquitecturas que tenemos aquí, al otro lado del Atlántico, en la vieja Europa debajo de los Pirineos.
    Nuestra arquitectura que de antaño viene evolucionando...
    Te enviaré un correo con enlace privado a mi blog de Arquitectura e Historia del Arte. Donde recojo las exposiciones que realizo en las clases de Arte y que luego pongo en ese blog.
    La arquitectura popular, unas veces con gran gusto y/o acierto suele tener una mezcolanza o eclecticismo de todos nuestros períodos artísticos; aunque muchas veces estos se funden con otros de dudoso estilo peninsular [ es que no suelo emplear el gentilicio "español" ya que no es muy adecuado; teniendo en cuenta que yo soy principalmente Galaico... :))´ ]
    Breves saludos :)´

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  2. Is lovely, and has 4 addresses!
    ROG, ABC Wednesday team

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  3. Interesting 'cursive' entrance. CURSIVE is not dead!

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  4. I do like the architectural style, and that door seems to beckon, "come through me..."

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  5. It's the most beautiful doorway I have seen today! ;)
    Wil,ABCW Team.

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  6. I like the writing. And the tiles on the stairway!

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  7. It's beautiful...fabulous photo.

    Leslie
    abcw team

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  8. I am a fan of the tiles. Lovely.

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  9. It is charming, and I like the way the signage looks like it was drawn on with a pen.

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  10. And what a grand Doorway it is. Good eye. MB

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  11. Love, Love, Love that tile work, on the stairs and above the door.

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  12. this is beautiful, doors say a lot..

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  13. Wonderfull door, havea nice sunday.

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  14. Arched doorways always seem more inviting somehow, love the tiled stairs!

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