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?