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.”


  1. Behind every door there is a story.. that's what i believe.. and stories are always interesting!:)

  2. Thanks for your comment, and I agree with you my friend.
    If these doors could talk, I bet they'd have some great stories to tell!! :-)

  3. Very well said, the enlightenment of the Cathedral doors always fascinates me, how their tall,wide and forming arc always gives you a welcoming feeling,, a great feeling, as you enters, I had this experience travelling through the northern Quebec in the small communities but the churches or cathedrals are very much visible, seemed like every place you went the churches were dominant and their arced formed and seemed like gigantic doors are very visible,
    There are doors that puts a person into question as to one of your picture,, as how does one enter this door when it is 3 feet off the ground and there is no stairs,,
    Keep the story coming as the enjoyment of reading this brightens my day,, fabulous reading!!

  4. I've never been to Quebec, but it's on my list of places to go...I can only imagine that the cathedrals are spectacular! Thanks for sharing your experience of the province. Many thanks as well for taking the time to read my blog and to comment on it - always very appreciated!
    As far as the photo with a door and no stairs was taken in Toronto....scary thing was it was a bar!! I really hope that it remains locked, just imagine if a drunk patron tried to use that would be a bit of a shock to plummet a few feet to the sidewalk! Mind you, if they were drunk, chances are they wouldn't feel the pain - at least until the morning! Haaaa, luckily they have a front entrance!

  5. bwaahaahaaa!!! well then i'll have to remember that name of that bar and to make sure I behave if by accident I come across it,, cause from experience I know that bouncers tend to throw you out the back door if you get abit out of control,,Lol

  6. Might not be so bad in the winter....with a foot of snow to cushion your fall!! :-p