The Greek town of Nafplio’s architecture generally reflects its historic significance as the modern Greek nation-state’s first capital in the early 19th century. Many of the buildings in the old town are neo-classical like the door I’ve shown in two previous posts: Door at Number 13 and Update on Door at Number 13. But, one door at a bank (trapeza or τράπεζα) in the old section of town, just off the main square, defies convention.
It struck me as a door strikingly out of place. So much so, I had to take this photo just to record it. Because it is so different from the other architecture around it, it your eye naturally gravitates to it.
The main feature is the flanking red columns. They taper down from their capitals, an exaggeration of the columns found at the Bronze Age palace of Knossos on Crete. Although, most of…
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