The theme is Doors and Drawers; I haven’t got any photos of drawers so you will have to make do with doors.
First up is the famous Holy Door of the Vatican; this door is only ever opened during a Jubilee Year, which is declared by the Pope. The last time the door was opened was on 08-Dec-2015 by Pope Francis who called the Catholic Year of Mercy. The Vatican’s Holy Door, located to the right of the basilica’s main entrance, is decorated with 16 bronze panels depicting the redemption of man’s sin through mercy. Passing through it is meant to symbolize the pilgrimage of life’s journey and the sacrifices endured.
This very ornate set of doors is located at Marienburg Castle near Hannover; if I remember correctly it sits next to the entrance for the tower. The castle itself was build by Hannover’s last king, King George V. The king had the castle built as a declaration of love for his Queen Mary. The castle has been back in the hands of her great-great-great grandson since 2004, HRH Ernst August Prince of Hannover, who has restored life to the castle of his great-great-great grandmother.
The next is one of the most famous doors in the world; Number 10 Downing Street. For those of you not familiar, this is the residence of the UK Prime Minister, and access is cordoned off by a large metal fence at the end of Downing Street. We were lucky enough to get access to the street when my husband was still in the British Forces. We were able to even stand in front of the door back then and take photos of us (before the days of selfies I must add!).
And lastly this intricate door which leads from the grotto to a restaurant at the Royal Herrenhausen Gardens in Hannover, Germany. The grotto was designed by Niki de Saint Phalle and is very colourful and unusual to say the least, but I love it because of that.