Doors- A Very Batty Dutch Door

Photograph by shs of a dutch door with bats

I was near the Haagse Bos and turned down a little street and discovered this curious Dutch Door with a large bat flying over the door.  No one was around to ask…why the bat? Vampires indoors? Or just batty about bats? Or the quirky thought I had, a magical bat flew in from the near by woods and got stuck above the door by Harry Potter type of magic? Oh the possibilities!  I love the dark green stain glass feature and the dark green of the door, so dark that when I was across the street it looked black. So a very mysterious door in Den Haag.

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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6 Responses to Doors- A Very Batty Dutch Door

  1. Tom Merriman says:

    Quite Gothic, Susan, in some respects!
    I imagine the scene behind the door as being somewhat reminiscent of the Addams Family. It’s more than likely not, but my imagination likes a good stretch every once in a while!

    • Same here. I did a double take on this door thinking I needed to wipe my glasses, but no, there it was a bat. They were doing construction around the front, new garden perhaps, so that keep me away from the front door bell! 🙂 one of these days I will knock and someone will open…I hope not the Addams Family!

  2. I love that door. It’s gorgeous.
    Will you be going to the PNWA this year?

  3. Carrie Rubin says:

    The bat certainly gives it an intriguing nuance. 🙂 My husband and I are currently in Boston celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary. I thought of you as I took pictures of some interesting doors. I think I even found the tiny, below ground level doors you showcased on your blog. Very interesting!

  4. Morgan says:

    wonderful colours and lovely whimsy.

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