My entry in Norm’s Thursday Door Challenge .
I was walking in a forgotten little part of the city when I saw this door . It’s forgotten only in the sense , as they say , of hiding in plain sight . It’s across the highway from the river , where the tour boats leave from and the river cruisers full of Germans arrive and dock . There are busy restaurants along the river bank there . Up the street a few hundred yards is a huge fountain and crowds of tourists snapping photos . Brides-and-grooms pose for professional wedding shots on the massive steps there and tour guides give lectures at the top of the steps to groups that have temporarily abandoned their busses .
This door is just off the tourist route , just down the hill from the Polish Theater building , a little too far away from the tourist traffic to be noticed . And so , as you see , the vandalism . No one repaints . A sad door , therefore . Neglected and forlorn . One of the simple , sad , abused survivors in the universe .