Sunday, October 4, 2015

My Obsession with Doors

Prague, Czech Republic
Prague Church of St. Joseph
I was really captured by all the architecture throughout our trip this last August. I keep taking random pictures of doors, statues and ceilings. Thankfully the hubby was pretty patient through most of it. But by the time we hit our last town, he was just starting to walk away

For me, it was just and endless smorgasbord of old world beauty to photograph. And I was happily snapping away lost in the moment. It seemed like every time we turned a corner there was a row of new doors, arches, columns and statues to explore. I forget just how new our country is until I visit some other place. Honestly, pretty much anywhere in Europe or Asia is much, much older than the US. And I fall in love with the detail, the tooling, the weathering of the ages and the patina left behind. I have an extensive collection of doors from around the world over on Pinterest. Yes, I am obsessed. If you want proof, just click the link. I can't help it. I love to wonder about the stories of who lived behind the doors. 

At the end of our trip, my husband and I were going through our photos and Dave said "our pictures are so different from each other." He has a tendency to want to pull back and get the full landscape shot, where I want to get up close and study the character of a building. I do just love the detail. The nicks and stories of who was there before me. 

I am still trying to get all our photos uploaded over on Pinterest. Combined we have a pretty nice collection of our whirlwind trek through central Europe. But I will spare you all reading the blog of the massive amount of pictures we took. If you want more doors, just click over to Pinterest.

16 comments:

Duni said...

I'm like you. I love the details and usually take lots of close ups :) The door you discovered is amazing! I find that even the smallest town over here has a couple of interesting doors!

Jacquelineand.... said...

LOL, you'd probably enjoy my Make An Entrance board, although it isn't as extensive as yours!

I might just have a fondness for doors (and gates) myself. =)

Amy S. said...

Pretty doors!!! It's so, so true about how new we are as a country compared to europe and asia. I bet it was fun to see the contrast between your photos and your husband's! Going to check out your pinterest page now...

JoJo said...

I would've been right next to shooting the same things! I love architecture too, and old doors.

Maryanne said...

Love the pictures of doors you've taken! I'm going to check out your Pinterest board, I have one too! I love doors too, and beautiful windows.

Miss Val's Creations said...

Stunning photos Cynthia! It sounds like you and your husband complement each other with the different way you see things. I love seeing all the doors on Pinterest too. It is amazing how unique they are around the world!

Claudia Aguilar said...

Doors are a beautiful thing!

Patti Vanderbloemen said...

I could not comment on your blog until I took a gander at your Pinterest link! Wow! Artwork for sure! While each door is more impressive than the next...Westminster Abbey..WOW! Reminds me of intricate metal work, which you know I love! I approve of your obsession!

Liz E said...

I also have a thing for doors, but compared to you my case is mild. Doors of the World is AMAZING. Makes me want to do something to my front door :-)

windrock studio said...

You are a girl after my own heart ... I've had a long love affair with doors, the older the better. I've also just hooked up with pinterest so I'll be heading over for sure!

Janet Bocciardi said...

LOL! I had to laugh about your husband walking away. On our first trip to Europe we had bought a new video camera. I videoed all the pretty buildings and sights. You can hear my husband on the video say "you don't have to take a picture of everything." My response was then why did we bring the camera?! He also started walking away so I learned to click fast. Love your photos of course and am going to pin them!

Memories for Life said...

There is so much history and beauty in old doors :) I can see why you have such a love for them!

BeadedTail said...

I love looking at old doors and architecture too! I'm curious as to what your own front door looks like though. :)

Shaiha said...

What always amazed me about living in Germany was the age of the buildings. I just wish that I had lived there when digital pics were available as I lost all my pictures.

pasqueflower said...

The doors are truly works of art, and your photos capture that artistry SO well!!!

CraftyHope said...

These are really fabulous. I'm right there with you. I would have filled up all my memory with pictures of the architecture too. And Pat would do the same as your hubby, be patient for a little while. I'm so glad you captured these for us!

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