Doors. Do you ever see a door that looks so intriguing, so different than what you are accustomed to, and wish you could peek inside. Just a peek, to see what life on the other side of that door is like? While 'on holiday' ten years, ago I became fascinated by the windows and doors of Europe. I took, what was for me (I was shooting film at the time), quite a few photos of them all along our trip. I don't see many doors like the one above in my daily life in the Midwestern small town where I live. This a favorite from my trip. I love the texture of the plaster around the doors and the warm beauty of the wood, and what looks to be a pull for some type of bell next to the door. I study this photo and wonder. I wonder who lives there, behind such imposing doors. I wonder what it looks like inside this home. I try to imagine what it is like at the end of the day to walk up the cobble-stone street to arrive home, unlock this door and slip inside. And I wish I had reason to pull that handle, to hear the ring of the bell and get a glimpse of what lies behind these doors.
Karin's photo of a bright yellow door gave me the same feeling. Oh how I would love to ring the bell, push open that fabulous yellow door and step inside a fairy-tale cottage.
dreaming . . . maureen of Cottage 960
Yellow Door (to fairy tale land?) by Karin van D