Sunday, March 4, 2012

Acanthus Face on Door

It's worthwhile to pay attention to the carved details on Vienna's doors.  Some are intriguing, intricate works of art.  I'm not sure what this stylized face expresses, whether it's joy or angst at the arrival of a visitor, which reminds me of that wise saying, "Everyone who passes through this door makes me happy—some by coming in, some by going out."


  1. The Acanthus leaf is a subject for master wood carvers, and this is a beautiful example. Love the photo.

  2. Jeff, your comment makes me wonder if someone in Vienna has catalogued such carvings. Hmmm. Must check into that. Thanks.