Friday, October 1, 2010
Knock, Knock.....who's there??
That's what I wonder whenever I see an interesting door. I mean, let's face it, it's one of the most used parts of a building, OK maybe with the odd exception of someone sneaking in via a window, but other than that everyone who has entered that particular building has got in the same way. I always found this especially interesting when visiting various castles and cathedrals throughout the UK, when you're in a building that may be 500 years old, it's hard not to be intrigued at the thought of all of those who have entered the door before you. This is just a small selection of some of the many door photos that I've taken, here we cover 3 countries and several different types of buildings. In a way, I think we take a door for granted, the assumption may be that it is only a thing of necessity, but I think they hold great value. Think of how many people you've welcomed through your door, how many times it may have been slammed in anger, but mostly how many times, you've felt that great sense of comfort as you've walked through it and knew you were home....home sweet home.
I leave you with this quote from Helen Keller - “When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.”