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

I am an explorer. It's taken me awhile to realise this. But I love capturing bits of our wonderful world with my camera, travelling through time and history, always returning to write, or paint what I've discovered. I use my Leica and my iPhone to capture images, and with those images I try to hold on to a feeling, a moment in our busy lives. Sometimes those moments bring me into the past, others into the studio to paint, or back to the old typewriter to try to use words to capture what the camera has done for me already. One of my goals in my blog is to have a space to take a breath away from our frantic 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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