#ThursdayDoors – Doors in Madeira

For Dan’s ThursdayDoors Photo Challenge

I took these photos on holiday in Funchal, Madeira in 2012. The Old Town (Zona Velha), one of the most popular tourist attractions in Funchal, used to be a bad neighborhood avoided by tourists. It all started to change around 2010, thanks to the initiative of some great local artists. The local government supported the restoration project, provided paint supplies to artists, who began the journey of “bringing life” to this great area. The project is called “The Art of Open Doors”.  Some of the frontages of the older buildings have been beautifully painted and restored also. 

Hope you like them.



Have a look at Dan’s blog, Thursday Doors for more stories of fascinating buildings and their doors.

Author: Paul

I am a retired, married bloke, dad and grandad - growing old with attitude.

12 thoughts on “#ThursdayDoors – Doors in Madeira”

  1. I really like the one at #4 – that's a fun way to decorate a door. I had to zoom in to see that those are computer mice hanging above the first door. That's interesting.


  2. Glad you like them. I've got a big selection of door photos (there's something fascinating about them) but other than Flickr I've never really shared them until I discovered Thursday Doors.


  3. Paul, I know what you mean about all the trend is very dull colors for recent years. I NEED color. These doors and murals are fabulous. Hugs on the wing!


  4. Some fun and colorful doors. Fun because I count myself among the artists. That grey piece on the first blue door, is that the map of a country? I love the impressive back alley! And the woman who's clawing herself out of the background – ingenious idea! Jesh


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