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

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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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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