Walking around the Zona Velha, or Old Town in Funchal, you will notice that many of the doors feature art work of various kinds – mostly paintings, but some other forms of art as well. These works are part of the Projecto artE pORtas abErtas, or ArT of opEN doors project, a scheme that aims to “open” the doors of Funchal to art… and give new life to old, dilapidated doors, often of abandoned and forgotten buildings. Here is just a small selection of the photos Jan and I took of those decorative doors.
Obviously I couldn’t possible resist taking a photo of the following door… colourful artwork and one of my favourite things combined!
Here are some of my favourites. For a few, I took close up photos of the various details because a photo of the entire door just didn’t do it justice.
Have you ever been to Funchal? Which is your favourite painted door?
15 thoughts on “Funchal door art”
Beautiful door arts 🙂
Great pics 🙂
These are wonderful! I love the books one best of all. I’ve never been to Funchal, but I think I’d like to.
The books one is my favourite too… along with the cute animals one.
I love this! I wish more cities got in on projects like this.
They should… the door to my building could use something like this!
Oh wow, I have never been there but now I want to have a door like that too!
Beautiful. We should all paint our doors. 🙂
The dor to my building could use some painting. I wonder what the landylady would say? 😀
this is such an awesome project! I love doorways/doors as they are all so different.
Wow ,those are incredible – love the little prince one (tho I may be the only person who never liked that book) and the book one!
I read The Little Prince in German and found it quite boring. I love the illustrations from it though, and those postcards with quotes. It has some good lines, but the bits in between the quotable lines bored me.
Those are gorgeous! I love public art like this. The bookcase one in particular struck my fancy, as did the one with the marine wildlife – although, honestly, the turtle is a tad creepy looking!
I loved the book case… I specifically ran down that street to get a photo of it 😀