Thursday Doors – Historic Water Gate

Thank you for visiting! This is part of Norm 2.0’s photo challenge Thursday Doors.

I’ve seen plenty of water towers and expected the Wismar Water Gate (built in 1450) to be similar. Wrong. It connects the waterfront of the old harbour to the historic city, apart from boasting several doors. I tried none of them, I found it was none of my business what was going on inside. The outside was stunning enough, a real beauty in the eyes of an ardent brick gothic lover (me). The pipe on the roof reminds me of a submarine. ‚And our friends are all aboard …‘

Photos: (c) anglogermantranslations. All rights reserved.

For contrast, just to end it on a more elegant note (i. e. a less rustic look), here’s a white example from the historic city.

weisses-schmuckstueckThis is your place for hearing aids, in case you’re looking for one. Or doesn’t one look for them? To be on the safe side, one might stop, look and listen at the door.

P. S.

As the pipe organ pattern attracted attention, there’s more to come next Thursday. You want a hint? Here you are.


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  1. I think taking part in daily or weekly photo challenges are a good way to gain new readers and followers when you’re new. Good luck! 🙂

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  2. Thank you. I’ll gladly have a look. 🙂

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  3. I noticed that the same pipe organ pattern in the Watergate structure too. The door in that last shot is gorgeous 🙂

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    • You can look forward to next week then. I’ll introduce you to the world-famous and hence best-known pipe organ patternish building of all times. 🙂 It’s become a symbol for marzipan and used to adorn the 50-DM-note before the introduction of the euro. Those were the days! 😦

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  4. I love the building in those tops shots and the door in the bottom one.


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  5. The building on the right has an unusual shape. Can’t make out the details of the top part, but somehow it reminds me of a pipe organ in a church. (I know Germany has some beautiful ones). Thanks for coming by!

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