Hi, guys! Today I decided to post a story about one of my all time favorite things to photograph: doors. You know those magical, dreamy and colorful objects we give too little credit to? They’re the ones who grant us the access to anything we want to reach, both literally and figuratively speaking.
Wherever I go, I always find some beautiful ones that just ask to be photographed, whether they’re colored or gray, decorated or simple, with interesting door knobs or not. And figuratively speaking, I am still waiting for some of them to open. I hope only the colorful and decorated ones. 🙂
So without further ado, here are some doors of the world, as I perceive them:
You know I wrote a previous article about places you must visit in Malta. Here I found this beautiful pink door in the beautiful town of Mdina, the old capital. It’s a gem, really.
This one is again a door that I found in Malta while randomly discovering Valletta. It’s Morrocan-ish with a tint of European. And the door knobs remind me of all the ships that passed through the Grand Harbour of Malta.
The last one from Malta, I promise. I picked this one because of that half-shade touch. The signs from the shadow almost look like two eyes that are watching over every traveler that’s passing by. Cute!
This door was found in Denmark at a restaurant I was passing by. The restaurant was closed, unfortunately, but if anybody knows how it’s called, I’d gladly give them credit. They deserve it: a really clever and creative one!
This one is not really a door, more like an open entrance, but I really wanted to feature it here, since I think it looks really poetic. It’s taken inside Arena di Verona, a place that hosts opera, theatre, concerts and much more. I will write about Verona too, at one point, so stay tuned.
Prejmer Fortified Church, Romania
This is a special one. In Romania, there are several fortified churches which I strongly recommend for visiting. Along Biertan, Viscri, Saschiz and so on, there is this beautiful fortified church in Prejmer. It was built in the 12th century by the Teutonic Knights and it hosts the oldest Romanian altarpiece, painted in the 14th century.
I leave you here with 2 doors belonging to Jeronimos Monastery in the parish of Belem, Lisbon, Portugal. This monastery is classified as UNESCO World Heritage Site and it’s definitely worth seeing due to its prominent gothic architecture. And the doors are beautifully carved and in accordance with those sculpted saints (the one in the left looks like Darth Vader, but who am I to judge?!)
This photograph was taken in Athens, Greece when we were in a hurry to catch a bus for Delphi. It looks like ice cream or pink cotton candy with a blue-ish tone! I couldn’t resist so I just stopped running and started taking tons of photos. You know, just to make sure one was instagrammable. 🙂
So this is the first part of what is going to be a series called ‘Doors of the World’. Probably weird, probably not, but I think we should take the time to enjoy and photograph things from other points of view. That is why I started photographing doors. They’re colorful and interesting and they do no harm. Except when you bang your head against them and it’s totally your fault! 🙁
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