Saturday, January 19, 2008

Doors


Of course, nowadays there is something slightly cliched about images of doors - but even so they remain fascinating. What wonderful symbolism - but what mysteries. This doorway is in the Bahia Palace in Marrakech.

A door to a utility room in the same palace. The green and white tile on the floor is quite often used in mosques.

A nice quiet door from the terrace of Dar Cherifa.

Between the bus station and the railway station.........here one can start journeys. As a child, I used to read the destination board at Liverpool Street Station in London. From there you could take a train to Poland - via Harwich Hook of Holland - across the whole of Europe........ How I longed to travel then. From here you can go to Casablanca and Fez and Tangiers...and on and on.........

This last from a wall leading to the ramparts in Essouira.........another quiet door.

8 comments:

Sara said...

I never get tired of looking at pictures of doors. They are endlessly intriguing and always make me want to go somewhere new...

Thanks for coming over to my blog to comment. Now I have your place to explore.

Sara said...

I love all those doors....I know if I were in Marrakesh I'd be going crazy taking photos of all the architecture. So beautiful.

Your story about looking at the departures board as a child is wonderful. Obviously, you've traveled to Marrakesh since then - have you been able to travel as much as you wanted to?

Willow said...

I have a 'thing' for doors, too. so many possibillities, just like Bilbo in The Hobbit, one foot out the door and you never know where the road will lead you. The doors have led you in many interesting places!

Barrie said...

What an extraordinary blog you have!

I love doors. They're so, so symbolic of change.

And, yet, I have the most boring front door. :)

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Merisi said...

How could images of doors ever become clichéd? Never ever. :-)
My favorite is the Bahia Palace image you caught, so eloquently I am tempted to say. Magnificent image.
I have some door shots of my own waiting to be posted. ;-)

Elizabeth said...

Actually I agree with you, Merisi.
Like sunset and falling in love - there is always something a little different. And, since almost everything has been done, we just have to do it again and with a little indiviadual twist.
So I'm really looking forward to your doors.........

Paz said...

I love all these doors. Would love to poke my head behind them for a few seconds. ;-)

Paz

Anonymous said...

Loved seeing your work. You were so lucky to see Morocco. As to "doors" I feel you...I have been collecting what I call "portals" for a long time. It wouild be fun to assimilate them into an album or even "movie" with music. Can you imagine the music with your Marakessh work?