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!