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!
Doors within doors. This was part of the old prison colony at Port Arthur, Tasmania, and was taken on a somber, rainy day.
Prague, the city of a hundred spires… and doors telling Nazis to fuck off.
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.
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.
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.