Wednesday, 12 March 2008

Doors of the World

Elizabeth of The House in Marrakesh invited me to take part in a post on doors for


Wednesday 12th March

Frank from My Paintbox has arranged this along with Elizabeth

If you go to his blog then you will see the links to all the bloggers that have taken part in this fun post


Initially I did not think that I had taken photos of many doors


I looked in some of my photos that I have on my computer and realised that many of the photos have doors in the picture


So I cropped doors out of some of my pictures and agreed to take part


You see them here loaded randomly


All are taken in England except 2, one of which is in Switzerland and the other in France


Anyone fancy trying to figure out which two photos they are?



































































































































40 comments:

Britt-Arnhild said...

Oh, thids typical English charm. I love it. And I love your sense of humour - gents and diabeled :-)

A lovely post Barbara.

Elizabeth said...

I loved this tour of England - especially the pub doors!
Also the beach huts.
Were they at Thorpe Bay?
you capture the spirit of English architecture so well.
A super post.

Elizabeth said...

My cousins had a little beach hut there.
They all had names often spelled backwards
Noramac = Cameron etc.
The water was always VERY cold and it was often muddy - but we swam anyway!

Barbara Jacksier said...

What a great gallery of doors! Not sure which are the ringers? Is it a trick question? Is it the one of the airplane?

rochambeau said...

Thank you Barbara!!
This was a visual delight! So many beautiful doors in England. Even though each is different, there is a special something British that is hard to put my finger on. Britt said it well. English charm. Thank you for sharing your photos. I adore doors!

Constance

Betty said...

Barbara,
Interesting doors....beach huts....those aren't seen in the states or at least not in the area we live....Betty

Amongst The Oaks said...

Barbara,
Thank you for sharing those beautiful English doors. I enjoy your blog immensely.
Hugs, Laura

Penless Thoughts said...

Very interesting!! Doors and windows have a lot to say.
Susan

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

What a great idea! I laughed at the "Gents and Disabled" door. My favorite is the teal door against that stone...exquisite!

Susan Kelly Skitt said...

Barbara, how fascinating! Who knew doors could be so intersting? My personal favorite is the door with the sacks outside.

And thank you for praying for the family who lost their son. It is much appreciated.

Stephanie said...

Yes, wonderful tour here...so MANY new doors open here!

Sara said...

I love all these doors....I remember some of them from reading your blog...however, I can't begin to guess which two are not in England (except perhaps the airplane).

Leslie said...

Beautiful and diverse collection of doors you have here. Thanks for sharing them!

Willow said...

I just can't guess which is Swiss and which French! I recognize some of the photos, from Oxford and the Cotswolds, but the others? You'll have to tell us!

I love them all!

nel said...

Doors are such an invitation to explore... to see what is beyond. Now I am wondering what is behind them all, lol... Lovely doors and a lovely post.

Mike said...

I love the telephone box peeping through but I object to being classed with the disabled.....mind you.. lol

Raindrops to Rainbows said...

Wow, what an interesting blog, you wouldnt think a blog about doors would be, but then when you look at the photos you realise just how many kinds of doors there are! Functional and beautiful can go hand in hand!
Its been lovely getting over to your blog, seems like i just havent had the time lately.
Id love to read the book you mentioned - In My Father’s House by Miranda Seymour - ive added it to my books to buy list.

Barbara said...

Beautiful doors and entrances. And very difficult to say which one is French or Swiss. For me the 10th picture from below and the 9th of above don't look very English.....But it is certainly wrong...

Sue said...

Lucky me that the Doors of the World have opened to show me your work and world. I'm enjoying this trip around the globe and meeting wonderful artists like you. You've shared such a wonderful collection of doors: thank you so much. Best wishes.

Vienna for Beginners said...

I KNEW that you had a whole lot of door pictures taken and I am so glad you managed to gather so many of them here today! My favorite today is the airplane gangway and door. Yours must be the only one out there among today's postings, how wonderful to think of it!

Sherry ~ Cherie ~ ms. herbes de provence said...

What a lovely collection of doors!! "Gents and Disabled"??? That one cracked me up!!!

Joanne said...

What a lot of wonderful and unique doors you have posted! Beautiful pictures - thanks for sharing them with us. :-)

Lorrie said...

Lovely doors - and some humorous ones! Makes me long for England...someday I hope to visit.

Lorrie

Mob said...

Who knew that doors could be so interesting! What a nice array.
The one of you and DH standing in the doorway and there is something written that is not in English could be one from another country.
Just a dumb guess :)

Autumn said...

I love this one. Lots of different doors.

Frank Gardner said...

Gents and Disabled, that's a good one.... Hey, I resemble that remark.
The airplane one is so fitting too. After all, we are all traveling the world today. No passport or visa required.

Charm & Grace said...

Wow, what a beautiful, insightful, wistful, thought-provoking post. All those doors... I have my front door on the front page of my main website, but other than that I can't think of any doors in any of my pictures. The search is on...

Blessings,
Christi

Paz said...

I enjoyed looking at all your photos of the doors. Thanks!

Paz

Linda said...

You certainly have a lot of photos of doors. I do too once I get to looking but I have passed the Wednesday deadline. Loved looking at yours.

Isobel said...

What a fun post!
I have a thing for doors as well. I have some pictures of doors that I have found really nice or sweet. Hubby never understands why I take pictures of doors. :)
Take care.
x

Teresa said...

Barbara, I recognize Leigh-on-Sea, Oxford, Evesham, The Inn at Bretforton, Sudeley castle, and I think Blenheim castle, but I can’t tell which one is in France or Switzerland. If I had to guess, I would say photo #15 with the two cloth sacks in front of the door might be France, and the airplane might be Switzerland???? Which two are they?

Jeanne said...

How beautiful and lovely are all the doors you shared.
Love Jeanne

AnnieElf said...

What a wonderful collection of doors. LOVE the Dr. Who image best.

DeeDee said...

Barbara...I love the doors..You always manage to take me on a lovely tour of your wonderful homeland...I do so enjoy ...Good blessings for you and have a wonderful day...Dee Dee...

Needled Mom said...

Wonderful door photos. It was a thrill to view each one. Thanks.

CONNIE'S THOUGHTS FROM THE HEART said...

I loved all your pictures. It was a wonderful tour. It was an appreciated post. loved it. connie from Texas

Judy said...

What fun...I will pay so much more attention to doors from now on! Great collection!

Morning Glory said...

Oh, I just love all these doors!! What a great idea.

Crafty Gardener said...

What a great collection of door photos. As always it is lovely to visit your blog.

anne said...

I'm new to your blog, I loved all of the photos! We live in the US, but we lived in the UK for 6 years, and seeing photos like that remind me how much I miss it! Thank you, and God Bless! Lovely post......