12 March 2008

doorway to adventures...

rochambeau alerted readers last week to an artistic look at doors, hosted by Elizabeth at The House in Marrakesh and Frank Gardner of My Paintbox in Mexico & so i dug into my charleston (SC) photos to find these beauties...a former restaurant that has been closed for years on east bay st sports these lovelies...close up...a gorgeous guardian of the door: who wouldn't love this stately beast as a door knocker...& his neighbor is equally stunning...technically not a door, but certainly a beautiful entry into a secret garden...layers of doorway beauty...a peek of perfection...a stunning side door from one of the churces in the holy city...for dessert~~ who could resist a gelato door handle!...
today is also...enter through the door della mia cucina for this week's recipe...

roasted sweet potatoes

peel & dice 2 large sweet potatoes

place in a baking dish with a layer of olive oil on the bottom

dice 1/2 a red onion & mix into diced potatoes

sprinkle pototoes with sea salt, fresh ground pepper, rosemary, & parmesan cheese

drizzle with more olive oil

toss to coat wellbake at 375 for 20-30 minutes or until potatoes are tender buon appetito~!


Michelle | Bleeding Espresso said...

OK first of all, YUM.

Second, I just love those doors...and I think the lions just might be related to my Leonardo!

Also, check out the hearts on that gate...happy early Love Thursday ;)

joe@italyville.com said...

great doors. We actually took lots of door pictures during our last trip to Italy.... there's so many great doors. Coffee table book??

Elizabeth said...

Loved your doors!
Glad you could join us.
all best wishes

Anonymous said...

Those doors are magnificent. I, too, had a thing about taking pictures of doors each time we've been in Italy, I was fascinated by them and the beautiful craftsmanship that goes into them.

I also loved wondering and imagining what lay behind them....

Doors are so important. They open to let in the outside world, they close to let us be with ourselves.

Karina said...

OOOH, the recipe sounds delicious, quick and not all that unhealthy either..yum.

And the doors? Just beautiful. Funny how you can find art in the strangest of places, isn't it?

qualcosa di bello said...

sognatrice...you're right! i heart hearts in wrought iron.

joe...did you post those photos anywhere?? i would love to see them.

elizabeth...thank you for being such a gracious hostess for a beautiful idea!

bella...me too! i like to imagine what lies within. i hope to return home next month with a camera card full of doors & all other architectural interest!

karina...it is! it's all in how you look at a thing.

Annie Jeffries said...

love the doors. I saw this post the other day and flew over and posted my own. DH loves sweet potatos. I'll have to surprise him.