Monday, March 31, 2014

The one with more doors

Yesterday I took an early walk. I love it when (most) of the city is still asleep, and I have the city all to myself. Another bonus on early sundaymornings, is that I don't feel like I'm getting stares from people thinking what it is I am doing all by myself, with my camera, photographing things that are not very interesting to most people. Back in january, I did another door post, and I've seen so many good looking doors yesterday, that there might be a part 3. Amongst these are the door of a synagoge and the door of a fancy restaurant. 
I don't know where this fascination with doors comes from. Maybe it's that they are a bit of a mystery. They are the beginning to someone else's world. Who is it that lives behind this door? What does it look like on the inside? Are the people living here happy? Do they know they have a door worth being photographed? Are there any things in particular that you like to photograph? Hope you all have a fabulous week! 









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  1. I love your speculations about the fascination with doors--and I think you're right, it's the sense of mystery and glimpsing other lives! I feel like I know a little about the people living behind these doors . . .

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    1. I also love doing housewatching on a site for houses that are for sale :-)

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  2. I love the first one. Great color and it's so tall! I always imagine what my life would be like if I lived beyond those doors :)

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    1. That colour is fabulous, I hope that there's some of that on the inside as well!

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  3. Number 4 is my favourite. The door in combination with the beautiful lamp and color of the bricks makes it look like there must be living really nice people behind the door.

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    1. Number 4 is actually a fancy restaurant at Kelfkensbos!

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  4. I love being out and about while almost everyone else is still asleep too. It is the perfect time to do some exploring no matter where you are at. The doors you photographed are beautiful.

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    1. Thanks Jessica! I sometimes have trouble to get up early on sundays, but it's always worth it.

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  5. I always take pictures of doors, too. I don't know what it is! We toured a historical mansion recently and the front doors were just beautiful. They were really tall, too.

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    1. Happy to hear I'm not the only one who likes doors, maybe it's because my own door is very dull-looking :-)

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  6. I feel the same way about being out at night, and seeing windows with light shining out. Then I wonder what the families inside are doing together.
    Debbi

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    1. So do I! I always imagine that there are families, sipping on tea and eating homebaked cookies, playing games like monopoly and scrabble :-)

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  7. I love your door photos so much and the 1st one is just magical. Hugs and kisses, darling.

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  8. The last door is my favourite! I often feel self conscious when taking photos in public, especially since I live in a small town, it's not like there are any tourists to blend in with! I really do appreciate a picturesque door, I think pastel ones surrounded by flowers are the best xx

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    1. So do I, I'd love to go door hunting in Italy or Greece!

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  9. Anytime I walk down a quiet street I wonder what is going on behind all the doors I walk past. Speculating on families that live there, are they happy, and so on and so on. What a great idea for a post! I enjoyed your photos of the dorrs.

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  10. Great photos! I love doors too. :)

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    1. I kind of thought so! I always love seeing your photo's of buildings :-)

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  11. Love the teal door! I bet that's a fun place to visit :)

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    1. Very curious about it, maybe I should ring the bell..

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  12. I completely understand the fascination with doors, Marieken. It's a bit like the wardrobe in Narnia, right? You never know where one leads to.

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  13. A nice walk outdoors while no one else is really around sounds like a lovely way to start the day. I'm loving all of these pretty doors. You have really fun posts! I always love visiting. My favorite is the one at the top. I love the color.

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  14. You certainly do have some pretty doors by you. It's so fun to go out and get some cool shots like that!

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    1. yes it is! I should so so more often. I think I will get out more now that the weather is getting better!

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  15. gorgeous photos marieken. my fave is the last one. So cool!

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    1. Thank you Mia! What I like about that one are the swirls and that oval thingy next to the door.

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  16. Amazing doors in your city! I like the grey one and the black one!
    Sometimes I also wonder whether those who live there actually notice ;-)

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    1. I live in Nijmegen, so I can give you an answer. No, most of the things i haven't seen before.
      Marieken always finds the most amazing things! Thank you Marieken for pointing me on the beautiful things in Nijmegen!

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  17. I'm sure photographing doors has a special psychology behind it...hm...now I'm curious!

    Thanks for sharing these with us...your part of the world is so much older than anything over here in North America! So beautiful.

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    1. Nijmegen is actually the oldest city of the Netherlands!

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  18. I have taken my fair share of door photographs, and mainly for the same reason (beyond architecture that I like), the wondering what goes on behind them. I also have a thing for paintings and old pictures of homes and windows, again.........the wondering or dreaming of what happened beyond. love your doors,keep 'em coming!

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  19. Oooh I love the blue door in the first image! Such pretty detailing! :) X

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    1. That's a cool one indeed! I wonder if the people who live there notice how cool looking their door is :-)

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  20. Hi Marieken! I always appreciate and wait for your "door and window" posts. I'm always fascinated with architecture of different forms and colors. In this post, I love the last and the second door filled with bricks.

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    1. I have a big fascination with doors too! I've seen some pretty amazing architecture on your blog and instagram as well, keep them coming!

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