Doors from Around the World

I don’t know about you, but whenever I come across a cool looking door, I can’t help but take a photo. There is something a little bit magical and alluring about doors. Perhaps it is the possibility of a new adventure or a surprise waiting on the other side.

“There are things known and things unknown, and in between are the doors.”

Jim Morrison

My thoughts have been centring around doors lately as I have been reflecting on my current position in life. I am considering all of the steps and doors I have passed though to get to where I am, and I am considering what doors I should open next. I’m creeping ever so closer to the big Three-oh, and I can’t help but feel as though it is some kind of looming deadline; which is ridiculous. I’m 27, so 30 is still a while off yet. But I still cannot help my thoughts from going in this direction.

I thought today I would honour doors and the infinite possibilities they present us with by sharing a photographic collection of doors from around the world. NOTE: I’m counting archways as doors too!

Guard Station at Port Arthur, Tasmania, Australia.
Entrance to the asylum at the Port Arthur gaol.
The view from the doorway out into the courtyard at the Silent Prison
This is the view into the courtyard at the silent prison.

Doors within doors. This was part of the old prison colony at Port Arthur, Tasmania, and was taken on a somber, rainy day.

Prague Castle
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Prague, the city of a hundred spires… and doors telling Nazis to fuck off.

Ubud, Bali

Bali is truely the home of ornate doors. I genuinely can’t believe how many doors I photographed over my 2.5 weeks there last year.

Abu Simbel, Egypt. Also take note of that key!
Entrance to the Cairo Museum, Egypt

See that little, ornate door to the side up there? That was the original entrance to the Abu Haggag mosque wich was unknowlingly built on top of the ruins of Luxor Temple. The door now opens directly over the excavated ruins so is obviously no longer in use.

New Zealand
Rotorua, New Zealand

These two photos were taken at the (haunted) Adelaide Gaol. It was incredibly eerie to walk the balls on this place lookout for signs of paranormal activity, but it’s definitely something I recommend if you’re ever in the city of churches.

One Comment on “Doors from Around the World

  1. Amazing! It’s great to get to know a country through its architecture 🙂


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