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Doorway to Valhalla

Valhalla, Hall of the Slain, in Norse mythology is the hall presided over by Odin. This vast hall has five hundred and forty doors. The rafters are spears, the hall is roofed with shields and breast-plates litter the benches. A wolf guards the western door and an eagle hovers over it. It is here that the Valkyries, Odin’s messengers and spirits of war, bring half of the heroes that died on the battle fields (the rest go to Freya’s hall Folkvang). These heroes, the Einherjar, are prepared in Valhalla for the oncoming battle of Ragnarok. When the battle commences, eight hundred warriors will march shoulder to shoulder out of each door.

Nowadays, a rock club in Barcelona. The wolf is doing the bins in the Raval, and the eagle flies free…

Took a photo of this entrance to this most glorious hall for Louis la Vache’s new(ish) meme, Monday Doorways. Have a look! Have a look a bit later, as it is still Sunday in Frisco.

Meanwhile, have a look at the Barcelona Gay Pride 2011!


8 responses

  1. That's quite a story, wonder if it's just as scary as a rock club haha!


    June 28, 2011 at 2:08 pm

  2. This door looks very interesting! It looks like the entrance of a very old medieval building. I was attracted to it!


    June 27, 2011 at 9:45 pm

  3. Good one! That's really funny! haha

    A demain.


    June 27, 2011 at 9:10 pm

  4. Yeah well, the people I saw entering or exiting the place actually look a lot like the Flintstones…


    June 27, 2011 at 5:35 pm

  5. Wow, well…
    after reading the last comment, I too think of THE FLINTSTONES.


    June 27, 2011 at 5:34 pm

  6. Wow, what an intro! Nice capture!
    It is a very special door… can't help it but it reminds me of “The Flintstones” cartoon.
    Silly me. 🙂

    Have a happy Monday!


    June 27, 2011 at 11:33 am

  7. wow amazing place there and this doorway is beautiful!


    June 27, 2011 at 10:56 am

  8. These are fascinating details from the mythology!
    And a great door too.
    But now you've got me humming Wagner.


    June 27, 2011 at 4:59 am