Sunday, May 13, 2007

Carriage Door

In the days of horse-drawn carriages, these doors would be open wide so that the carriage could enter the building to let the passengers alight undercover. They would then ascend a stairwell to access the house.

This door is in Berlin and J tells me that they were common in the affluent areas of the city and can still be seen in big numbers in Hungary.


  1. great picture, I'v seen such big doors in Pakistan too, used exactly for the same purpose.

  2. the doors exude an aura of elegance, lovely trivia associated with it

  3. DReb: that's interesting - I must ask my mother if such doors existed in Calcutta when she lived there.

    Suramya: thanks! They are beautiful doors - such solid protective wood, yet so welcoming at the same time.

  4. and so well kept the trivia u gave us with the post