Travel theme: Doorways

I just adore doors and I’ve photographed quite a few on my travels. There was this rather nautical doorway in the tiny fishing village of Kilmore Quay.

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This door had a distinctly frontier feel to it in the wild west town of Winthrop.

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Quite possibly my favourite doorway ever, up on the Aventine in Rome, mainly because of that tiny keyhole with a big, big view of three different nations.

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A doorway in the ruins of the Casa Santa Domingo monastery in Antigua, Guatemala, called the Bride’s Door – because only brides-to-be enter the chapel this way, on their wedding day.

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If you’re ready to open some doors and would like to join in this week’s travel theme (everyone’s welcome!) here’s what to do:

  • Create your own post and title it Travel theme: Doorways
  • Include a link to this page in your post so others can find it too
  • Get your post in by next Thursday, as the new travel theme comes out on Friday
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xxx Ailsa

Between every two pines is a doorway to a new world. – John Muir

Every doorway, every intersection has a story. – Katherine Dunn


About ailsapm

Hi there! I’m Ailsa Prideaux-Mooney. I’ve lived in many places, and travelled to many more. I had a lot of fun getting there and being there, wherever there happened to be at the time. I climbed a castle wall in Czesky Krumlov, abseiled down cliffs to go caving in the west of Ireland, slept on the beach in Paros, got chased by a swarm of bees in Vourvourou (ok that wasn’t fun, but it was exciting), learned flower arranging in Tokyo, found myself in the middle of a riot in Seoul, learned to snowboard in Salzburg, got lost in a labyrinth in Budapest and had my ice cream stolen by a gull in Cornwall. And I’m just getting started. If you’ve enjoyed what you’ve read so far, I’d love you to follow my travelogue - - and remember, anyone who tries to tell you it’s a small world hasn’t tried to see it all.
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148 Responses to Travel theme: Doorways

  1. Mary says:

    Those are all great doorways. Love the photos.

  2. Lynne Ayers says:

    Oooh, I can get on board for this one Ailsa. I love doors. 🙂

  3. aj vosse says:

    I was expecting this one!! 😉

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  5. Ben says:

    Hi Ailsa, cool idea here,

    I think I’d have to say the fishing village door is my favourite, but that red one certainly has some character to it. Let the paint chip away much more, and I wonder how much life would be left in it?

    While my entry this week isn’t technically a door, but a doorway, it’s from curiously a year ago today.


  6. I love doors! Am hoping to add several to my photo collection on our England/Ireland trip this summer.

  7. Terrific quotes! So glad you included them with the pictures. Doors intrigue humans and their brains.
    (I want that top one for the house here. Glad to do a bit of rehab on it)

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  10. suej says:

    Aah, I love doors! I used to take loads of images of doors and windows…I’ll search some doors from my archive!

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  12. Hi Ailsa,
    Thanks for another great challenge. My response: The Thing About Doors.

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  14. Doors, especially in old houses, are gateways to the unknown. Lovely theme, great photos, Ailsa.
    Want to peek in mine? Then take a look at:

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  17. Leya says:

    I love your doors! This topic will attract even the non photographers…I believe everybody loves doors! Enough to go and buy a camera…

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  19. Jaspa says:

    Fort Jefferson has dozens of doorways facing it’s central parade ground (although I guess some would argue they’re actually archways). What do you think, Ailsa?

  20. klara says:

    I recently started to “collect” doors. Here are few:

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  22. davezart says:

    i love taking photos of interesting doors. will post later.

  23. I love them too!!! 🙂

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  25. mickscogs says:

    Ah, doors. What a great theme.

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  28. Heyjude says:

    I thought that this might be the theme this week 😉
    I’m another one with a bit of a door obsession and I’ve posted a few before so I shall have a search through the archives for an interesting one to feature. Good choice Ailsa 🙂

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  31. christobolb says:

    Doors are like a time wharp portals with a new location lying
    on the other end.

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  33. I always love your photos, and the sense you give of a world well-travelled. And your quotes are always thought-provoking. Thank you for many pleasures.

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  37. There’s always the sense of a story with characterful doors – great pics.

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  41. Thanks for choosing one of my favourite photo topics! I can’t resist capturing images of doors wherever we travel … and obviously I’m not the only one! I’m loving checking out all these entries. Thanks, Ailsa! Here’s mine :

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