Hotel New York Doors • Thursday Doors

Hotel New York • Thursday Doors

‘Hotel New York Doors’ is the entry for January 23, 2020 Thursday Doors. Hosted by Norm 2.0.

Recently I spent a couple of nights at the Hotel New York in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. This hotel used to be the head office of the Holland America Line. Passengers to New York were waved off and returning passengers were welcomed here.

Hotel New York • Thursday Doors
Hotel New York

Strangely enough, none of the entrance doors are located at the front of the building. All are located at both sides of the building.

The rather modest hotel entrance
The other side • Hotel New York • Thursday Doors
The other side…

So far for this Hotel New York Doors entry into Thursday Doors.

You can safely ignore this piece as it’s only here to appease Google and the likes. But if you really want to see my last entry into Thursday Doors, you can find it here.

Not So Welcoming Door • Thursday Doors

Not so welcoming door • Thursday Doors cropped

‘Not So Welcoming Door’ is the entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm 2.0. To say he’s got a ‘thing’ for doors is a bit of an understatement…

Not so welcoming door • Thursday Doors
Not so welcoming door • Thursday Doors

The sign may say ‘Welcome!’, the look in the tenant’s says something completely different…

For my previous Thursday Doors submission, see this.

Moroccan door in blue • Thursday Doors

Pastel blue door • Thursday Doors

‘Moroccan door in blue’ is the entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm 2.0. To say he’s got a ‘thing’ for doors is a bit of an understatement…

Pastel blue door • Thursday Doors
Imazighen • Ingeborg Müller

This Moroccan door in blue – an oil on linen work by Ingeborg Müller – is being exhibited in Pulchri Studio in The Hague. Her inspiration obviously has been her repeated trips to Morocco, which is the theme of her show.

An appropriate to start off 2020 I thought, especially since my last entry was a bit sinister last year. And I hope this will kick start Thursday Doors again.

What's Behind This Door? • Thursday Doors

forbidden door • thursday doors

‘What’s Behind This Door?’ is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm Frampton. To say he’s got a ‘thingie’ for doors is a bit of an understatement…

forbidden door • thursday doors
A firmly locked door

This door, in the dimly lit back of the basement of the Basilica of Our Lady in the city center of Maastricht, way down in the Catholic heartland of the Netherlands, caught my eye. It was firmly locked, but without any signs saying something like ‘No trespassing. Or the Wrath of the Lord will be upon you.’ Not a sign of any explanation whats however.

Then there was a soft but firm voice behind us asking what we were looking for and if the owner of the voice – a frail and well past middle-aged nunlike lady – could help us. We briefly introduced ourselves as sightseers who had wandered a bit of the beaten path – mea culpa, mea maxima culpa. I then asked the question what was behind that locked door. Her eyes, which had been thoroughly locked on mine, suddenly went upwards. ‘My son, only our good Lord knows’ was her response. When she saw the you-don’t-get-off-that-easily look on my face she said in the sweetest voice possible that in all her time in the Basilica that door had been the only one permanently locked. She never had wondered why or what could be behind it. God ways are mysterious indeed…

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Joost Swarte Door • Thursday Doors

Thursday doors CLOSED-close-up

Joost Swarte Door is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm Frampton.

Thursday doors CLOSED
Joost Swarte Door • CLOSED! On Monday as well

The illustration on the window is by one of Holland’s renowned cartoonists, Joost Swarte. The sign on the door reads ‘Closed! On Mondays as well’ which is a pun on the fact that in the Netherlands many – if not all – shops are closed on Monday to compensate for the open Saturday (and often Sunday). Not sure if the same is customary in other countries.

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Barcelona Doors • Thursday Doors

Barcelona Doors • Thursday Doors

Barcelona Doors is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm Frampton.

Barcelona Doors • Thursday Doors
Barcelona Doors • Thursday Doors

We came across these neglected doors wandering through some of the back alleys of Barcelona. Some might call these more than a bit neglected. But just pause for a moment and try and see the sheer beauty of them.

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Korean Doors • Thursday Doors • CBW

Korean doors

Korean Doors is a ‘shared’ post. It is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors, which is hosted by Norm Frampton. As well as for Cee’s Black & White Challenge, which theme this week is ‘Doors and Drawers’.

Korean doors
Korean doors

Doors of a different kind, but doors nonetheless. These doors belong to an antique cupboard my parents picked up in Seoul, Korea. Which I inherited recently.

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Awaiting renovation • Thursday Doors

Awaiting renovation • Thursday doors

Awaiting renovation is my entry for this week’s Thursday Doors hosted by Norm Frampton.

Awaiting renovation • Thursday doors
Awaiting renovation

This door was awaiting renovation. I’m happy to say that the tenant decided to paint it red again. My favourite colour when it comes to this kind of doors belonging to one of the majestic houses in The Hague.

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