This 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??????
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!
Why not doors? If not doors, what?
Exactly my thought!
You are not alone in your love of doors. 🙂
Susan, have you discovered the Legion of Door Whores? I am re-blogging this post to the LDW.
Reblogged this on The Legion of Door Whores.
I will go check it out!! Many thanks for the reblog!😊
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!
Hi Sue! Welcome! I will pop over and take a look at some of your work! I have only just started working on doors, windows are tempting indeed. So glad to meet someone else who is as thrilled about this art subject as I am!
However, I haven’t really posted doors, specifically, on my blog yet…