some lucky person’s front door, in Portugal
Ask someone why they travel, and the number one response you’ll get is, because you learn so much about yourself.
It’s true. However, learning about yourself doesn’t necessarily stop when you’re home. You can tell a lot about a person based on what they like to photograph. Some people take pictures of food, others loved ones, or selfies. I, however, apparently take pictures of doors. Colored doors, small doors, ornate doors, rustic doors. I could give you a Bubba Gump list of doors. Just to give you an idea of what I’m talking about…
Old doors, or in this case, a door that looks old because of it’s frame.
More than just front doors, I love taking pictures of abandoned doors, wondering what they used to look like when they were new and somebody cared for them. Maybe I’ve been watching too many home-renovation shows, but I find them hauntingly beautiful, pigeons and all.
Cocks are a typical symbol in Portugal. Don’t ask. I assure you, the fact is funnier than the story.
Hobbit doors. It was only three feet high. In fact, this picture is almost as big as the actual door. I asked if Bilbo was in, but I don’t think they thought it was funny.
Apparently, I even take pictures of pictures of doors, like this menu, which features the front door of Santiago de Compostela’s Cathedral. Who takes pictures of menus!? Sadly, I do.
Who doesn’t love knockers. When I say great knockers, I literally mean, knockers. For some reason, it’s always been a dream of mine to have a lion’s head door knocker. Everyone’s got their own way of measuring success, mine just happens to be a piece of metal in the shape of a lion’s mouth.
This would be my second choice. Not bad for a consolation prize. Kinda creepy, but at least I’d never have to decorate for Halloween.
Santiago de Compostela
While I’m sure psychoanalysts have their own theory of why I like to take pictures of doors, I like to think it’s because to me, doors represent opportunity and adventure. I know; I’m stretching right? Before you go ahead and start calling me door girl, let me ask you-
What do you take pictures of when you travel? Tweet me.