Friday Photos: The Shapely Doors of Tallinn, Estonia

I love a good decorative door. It’s an art form that we seem to have lost in our modern culture, seeing doors simply as a means of entering and exiting a building rather than a potential site for beautifying an otherwise boring building exterior. Sadly, function seems to win out over form everytime.

In Tallinn, Estonia, where we spent our short honeymoon in May, the aesthetic potential of doors seems to have been embraced at some point in its long history. So many colours, so many shapes, so many designs. There’s something beautiful to see around every corner!

I think we need to start rethinking the modern aversion to elaborate doors, we’re really missing a trick.

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia - May 2013

Tallinn, Estonia

Tallinn, Estonia

Do you have a favourite city for beautiful doors or other equally overlooked architectural elements?

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