Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Door Magic

Time to unveil another obsession of mine - taking pictures of doors. It's something I mainly do when I go travelling, because sadly Sydney doesn't seem to have an especially diverse range of doorways. Trust me, I've looked!

I'm always amazed at the love and care put into the older doors - especially those in parts of Europe. I love to wonder about how many people have walked through them over the years. What were they doing? Who were they with?

I have over 200 photographs of doors I've taken from all over the world, and it's one of my favourite collections. It does make me a super-annoying travel companion (Wait! Here's another good one! I'll catch up with you in a minute!) but I like to think it's worth it in the end.

Is there something you enjoy photographing on your travels?


  1. i love your door beautiful.. i often look on ebay for old doors..i want to replace the ones on my house with one just like your first colourful photo :-)

  2. Thank you! I had never thought of looking on eBay for doors, but you have opened up hours of time-wasting for me :)

  3. I take benches. I've no idea why, but I have dozens of photos of benches in cool places. Always the same sort of photo, usually from behind the bench so you can see the view as intended.

    Here's the latest one.

    Now that you've reminded me, I'll have to find them all and create some sort of slideshow, possibly with a song about benches. ;o)

  4. Benches! That's fantastic. At first I had images of you wandering around with a bench under your arm, ("I take benches") but now I'm on board. I'd love to see a bench slideshow sometime?

  5. A nice pakistani door for you...
    If i could fit one in my suitcase for you to bring home next week I would !!


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