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That Indispensable Thing Called Brollie

When in London or in Hamburg you can rarely do without one. Alas, the winds over here won’t let you enjoy one for long. The elements must be in league with the owners of umbrella shops!

This shop is called Hackett London, but happens to be in Hamburg. I was intrigued by the black doorknobs – or handles? Bars? Whatever. And why, pray, isn’t the brass knob shaped like a bowler hat?

I had to wait in a long queue consisting of only one (me), camera ready, but so many people decided to rush past the open door, noticed me and my intention, stopped short for a few seconds to stare inside the shop. Obviously afraid to miss something important going on in there…

Two black brollies, one on either side of the open door. Not all that spectactular for passersby (except me, of course, the hunter of funny doors).

Some time ago I forgot my brollie at an American colleague’s house and went back to fetch it. She had absolutely no idea what I was talking about. I explained that it was British for umbrella, but she thought I’d just made it up. I told her to ask her husband about it – a Londoner!

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Photo: (c) anglogermantranslations. wordpress.com

This is part of Norm Frampton’s weekly photo challenge Thursday doors. Why not join the fun?

Thank you, Norm and thank you all for visiting my blog. 🙂

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Porta Gallica – Thursday Doors

Why is this a Gallican door? Because… Porta omnis divisa est in partes tres. And why can I only present this door in three parts, top, central and bottom part? Because of road works it wasn’t possible to take a shot from a reasonable distance. (Aside: Caesar, I really didn’t like your book on that war – I found it utterly boring and sided with your enemies! Too much bragging for my taste. You were a terrible narcissist and Brutus an honourable man.)

Part of Norm 2.0’s photo challenge Thursday Doors. Thank you for visiting and thanks, Norm. Door lovers from everywhere are invited to join in.

Photos: (c) anglogermantranslations. All rights reserved.

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Thursday Doors – World Heritage House

Part of Norm 2.0’s photo challenge Thursday Doors

Thank you for looking!

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World Heritage House Wismar

Trust me, you don’t even want to know what the house next door (without a door even) looks like.

Just don’t look any further then, because I’ll show it for contrast.

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Colour Your World: Sepia – Door of Cranach-Haus

sepia-a5694fDay 12 Sepia Part of Jennifer’s Colour Your World photo challenge: Sepia

Also part of Norm Frampton’s photo challenge Thursday Doors.

Thank you for looking.

Lucas Cranach the Elder lived here until his death in 1553, so this is Cranach-Haus in Weimar.

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