Doors- Why Doors?

litho2This door is in Klaipeda Lithuania. It was a mixture of the old and new. Old worn wood of the door competes with the brand new cement surround, and of course above the door, a carved wooden dragon of sorts guards those coming in and out.  The carved wooden dragon is a Lithuanian art form. One finds all sorts of carved wooden objects in this northern country.

I had a conversation with a little chap the other day. We were sharing what we loved doing. He, a video-game and some funny YouTube Videos. Trying to keep things age appropriate, I decided to show him some of my photos of doors.  You could have stopped the world with his shock.

You photograph DOORS??????

Errm….Yes..

DOORS?!!!!

They are actually quite interesting.

Doors? My friends are never going to stop talking about this! Never. This is not even something old people do.

Sigh… There you go…from the mouth of babes…but it did make me think. Why Doors? Doors are of course an entryway, but it’s  much more than an object to keep the cold and intruders out. A door says so much about the life indoors, the people behind them. A door can be friendly, tired, worn, shinning new, polished daily, adorned with ornaments that would even make the Queen think twice about not wiping her feet before entering. For me, doors are quite magical things, a division between one world and another.

And as for my young friend…I am NOT that OLD!

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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10 Responses to Doors- Why Doors?

  1. mmgilbert says:

    Why not doors? If not doors, what?

  2. Carrie Rubin says:

    You are not alone in your love of doors. 🙂

  3. adrianpym says:

    Susan, have you discovered the Legion of Door Whores? I am re-blogging this post to the LDW.

  4. suej says:

    I have taken images of doors (and windows) for almost as long as I have taken photographs, and that spans a decade or three or more!

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