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  • Tintoria
    Tintoria
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  • Unsophisticated old wooden door
    Unsophisticated old wooden door
    by JLBG
  • Unsophisticated old wooden door
    Unsophisticated old wooden door
    by JLBG

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    Tintoria

    by JLBG Written Nov 21, 2005

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    Tintoria

    I took this photo of a "Tintoria" (Dry cleaner) because I felt that the design of the window was not common, with these plaster curls. Should that be considered as Rococo style ? I am not an expert, but I feel it is.

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    Sculpted door in light chestnut wood.

    by JLBG Written Nov 21, 2005

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    Sculpted door in light chestnut wood.

    This door seems to be modern and made in chestnut wood, which is much more often found around Bra than oak. However, it is also a very good wood, widely used for woodwork. It keeps well over the years and it is said that spiders do not nest on chestnut wood.

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    Sculpted door in dark oak.

    by JLBG Written Nov 21, 2005

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    Sculpted door in dark oak.
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    As you can see from the previous pictures, what is the most striking in Bra was the great many sculpted wooden doors. I have tried to photograph those that were the most characteristic. The one on the first photo is a heavily carved oak door, which must correspond to a wealthy house as oak is not found around Bra.

    The second photo shows another door, most likely to be made of oak too and also most likely to have been carved by the same joiner as the style is almost the same.

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    House entrance

    by JLBG Written Nov 21, 2005

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    House entrance

    This photo shows a better woodwork. The door is not made of plain boards. The panels are adjusted and have some very simple and geometric carvings. The wood is of better quality but not outstanding, though.

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    Unsophisticated old wooden doors

    by JLBG Written Nov 21, 2005

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    Unsophisticated old wooden door
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    The first photo shows an unsophisticated old wooden door, which is obviously very old. It was certainly not the entrance of a fancy house but may be to stables. It is made of plain horizontal boards of cheap wood with hand wrought iron nails.

    The second photo shows another old wooden door. This one also was obviously and is still the entrance to some facility and not to a house.

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