Andrew Barrow
Andrew Barrow Photography
Wine Door Prints

Wine Doors of Florence

This collection of images are but a glimpse of vanishing historical remnants, scattered across the streets and alleys of Florence, one of my most favourite of Italian cities. .

A haunting collection of photographic, atmospheric, full colour prints, that brings distant remnants of life in Florence to the present day. The collection demonstrates the nostalgia of distant memories and the evolution of contemporary Florence; a view away from the mainstream, away from the touristic view of the city, that the artist, Andrew Barrow ARPS, gained while wandering the streets and back alleys of one of Italy’s most interesting and picturesque cities.

The result is a view of the undiscovered, of the ignored and the vanished amongst the temptations of a modern, historical, tourist dominated, beautiful city centre.

The Wine Doors are serving hatches that allowed producers to sell wine to the inhabitants of Florence direct from their cellars. They date from the Medici period and were in use right up to the early years of the last century.

There are 167 documented remnants of these doors inside the city walls, where the passage of time has repurposed them as restaurant menu shelves, as door intercoms or letter boxes, as an evolving canvas for creative graffiti or simply ignored in the face of air-conditioner ducts and gas meter cupboards.

Wine Door Prints

Wine Door Prints

A full set of images from the Wine Doors of Florence project are available to purchase via PicFair.

Folio Presentation Box

Folio Presentation Box

The Limited Edition Folio Box collection of Wine Door photographs is available for £100. Only 24 numbered boxes are available and contain 14 A4 sized prints and a selection of cards showing the location of each on a map of Florence.

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 Contents of the limited Edition Folio Presentation Box

Contents of the limited Edition Folio Presentation Box

Wine Doors of Florence Announcement Video