5 delightful doorways. Really? ‘Scraping the barrel here’ you may be thinking. ‘Finally run out of things to write about’ is probably going through your mind. But , NO my friends. My name is Angela and I like to photograph doors. I’ve known and accepted this for some time now but it was highlighted on a recent trip to Venice with my mum. As we wandered through the canals and campo’s it was pointed out to me that my lens was frequently being pointed at closed doors. The scruffier, the better. Peeling paint, rusty hinges, bring it on.
It’s not just the doors themselves, its the unknown hidden by the closed doors. Behind every door is a little unknown microcosm of life.
There are many important doorways in literature . Who can forget the doorway that led to The Secret Garden in the novel of the same name. I have loved the idea of a door in a walled garden ever since.
Lewis Carroll’s Alice came across a tiny golden key that opened a door which revealed a garden she was so desperate to enter she unknowingly drank an unknown substance from a bottle with a label saying ‘Drink Me”
“Alice opened the door and found that it led into a small passage, not much larger than a rat-hole: she knelt down and looked along the passage into the loveliest garden you ever saw”
And what bout Narnia? The doors of a seemingly innocuous wardrobe stuffed with fusty fur coats led to a scary, magical, wonderful world of talking beavers , snow queens and the majestic Aslan.
Doorways lead to secrets and mysteries and intrigue and adventure. Here are 5 of my favourites from trips to Cuba, France, Venice and Chiswick!
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