I’ve missed Salzburg a lot this week, after going for a bike ride, a friend traveling through Austria, Lichtenstein, Switzerland and Germany, and all my thoughts of the mountains I will see in Colorado next week. But I didn’t want to share a photo from Austria of something common, so I chose this door of a house at the Salzburger Freilichtmuseum, an open air museum with displays of rural buildings from the 16th to the 20th century in the Province of Salzburg. In the museum, the exhibits are organized according to the districts of Salzburger Land. This is like a Colonial Williamsburg, Salzburg style.
There are many things I love about this door. The pattern, the colors of the chipping paint, the handle in the center. It was a glorious fall day, with warms winds coming over the Alps from Italy.
The museum was fun to explore. We particularly had fun at the playground and playing Austrian-style bowling. But, of course, we also learned about the development of trades and houses.