Susan Bellinger is Friend for the Ride’s first reader and an excellent spotter of bathroom doors. Here’s her report from a recent trip:
In my travels, I always keep an eye out for interesting bathroom doors to send to my friend, Barbara, for her blog. I hit the jackpot in Portugal. What is it about Portugal, where it seems every door was unique, inventive, eye-opening, and/or fun?
A British newspaper called Lisbon “the most exciting creative scene in mainland Europe.” Could be! But not just Lisbon. We found creative door in the Algarve and in Porto, too. Here they are!
The photo at top was taken at the Lisbon Airport. The door below is from the Dear Breakfast Cafe in Lisbon.
The Bachannol Restaurant
The National Tile Museum
The Flora and Fauna Restaurant
The Time Out Market
Grupeto Cafe, a bike cafe in Lisbon
A Tasca do Joao, a tapas place in Faro
Dessert Island off the coast of Faro
Chelsea Cafe in Faro
The green arch is the entrance to the men’s and women’s rooms at Tivera Castle in Tivera.
La Pizza in Faro
A sign for street sanitarias
The Porto Center of Photography
The McDonalds in Porto
The Majestic Cafe in Porto
A restaurant in Faro, Portugal. (The restaurant’s name is now forgotten.)
And here is Susan posing in the Cafe Majestic. It’s an Art Nouveau cafe where J. K. Rowling wrote part of Harry Potter. Thank you so much for the wonderful doors, Susan, and I’m glad you had such a creative and happy trip.
7 thoughts on “The Ladies Room Door Art Series: Portugal Edition”
Great photos Susan!!
Thank you! I had a lot of fun finding the doors.
Thanks for posting. I feel like I’ve returned to Portugal, remembering the restaurants, etc. and all the fun I had finding and photographing the doors.
What a great trip this must have been! Thanks.
If you love colorful tiles, you’ll be in for a treat. And the food is wonderful. Hope you can go to Portugal and enjoy!
So fun! I gotta go to Portugal…..not just for the bathrooms though….😉