I have a fetish for doors. Doors are more than just an entrance to a building. Doors tell stories. Each door is an encyclopedia of secrets, mysteries, emotions.
I’ve photographed doors in Europe, Africa, and America. City doors, cathedral doors, castle doors, palace doors, village doors, doors, doors, doors!! Sometimes I try a sneak view into a door that is half open, other times I just walk on with such great awareness that each door has its own anecdote, has its own life. Doors are filled with history, culture, and experiences. If only they could talk!
It’s quite natural for toddlers to be fascinated by doors. They are inquisitive as to what is behind a door. They open cupboards and unpack them as if they were treasure chests. That’s how I still feel to this day. Every door is a treasure chest.
Doors tell stories in different ways, just like us humans have different personalities. Some doors are just doors, telling their own story. Other doors have a bit of help in telling their story. Doors are framed by beautiful plants, flowering climbers, or as I’ve seen with a unique electrical installation! Some doors are decorated in a snow hat. You can’t help but wonder whether there is a fireplace inside?!
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