Doors- A locked door at Chislehurst Caves

Photograph of a Door at Chislehurst Caves, London, by Susan Sheldon NolenThis door really had me puzzled. The entrance way was wide and flanked with two stone columns. That massive, but fading  headpiece, made me believe that there was an amazing door hidden behind these two wood panels with a sturdy pad lock on them. ( I did try it! )

I could be wrong and the door behind those plywood doors might just be ordinary. Doors that had been replaced after a WWII bombing raid  with a modern glass door, or it could be a marvellous Art Deco Door! It drove me mental not knowing. I did ask someone at the caves and got an old dear, who clearly thought the heat of the day was getting to me, and replied with…  “What’s behind the locked door? Fancy a cup of tea, love? You look like you might need one. ”

Sometimes it’s hard to explain the power of a door.

About susan sheldon nolen

It’s rare to catch me without coffee, a form of camera, or my beloved wire fox terriers. I love the history, the art, and it’s a massive part of my life, as I either paint, write, or get interrupted by my dogs, reminding me of the real world. I hope you enjoy your time here. It’s such a privilege to have readers.
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8 Responses to Doors- A locked door at Chislehurst Caves

  1. paralaxvu says:

    Or that old dear knew exactly what was behind the lock and wasn’t about to give you a peek because then he’d have to kill you;-)

  2. Tom Merriman says:

    This may sound strange, Susan, but I’ve seen a set of doors just like that earlier this evening, only the one with the padlock was open. The thing is, I can’t remember where… and your photo has triggered the memory. The mind’s a funny thing at times! 🙂

  3. Terri says:

    Darling, i,m starting to think that,s where you should be……!!!!! Luv ya really..x

  4. Hey Adrian! Thanks for the reblog!

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