More Twin Doors for Norm’s Thursday Doors. As promised…
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For Norm’s Thursday Doors is this rather disturbing photo of what I’ve dubbed a COVID-19 door. I’ve thought about whether to post this photo or not, long and hard. But the relaxed way more than a few of us treat the quarantine rules and advice called for a hard confrontation in my case.
I never got to know Johan really, merely greeted him with a smile or a nod when I was passing by. But for me he was anything but an abstract statistic and his passing away due to Corona hit me harder than I had ever imagined. Johan is the first victim of this virus that I could actually put a face to. And suddenly this feeling of ‘it’s bad out there…but it won’t touch me’ was no longer there. I was an untouchable no more as it had reached the outer rings of my own little world.
For Norm’s Thursday Doors are these Portico Doors Phenomena. I guess many cities have them. I found these when walking the dog in my hometown the Hague. According to Wikipedia, this kind of architecture was developed to give shelter to the elements. I do believe however there were economic forces at play at the time.
They do present you with the opportunity though to cram 5 doors in a portrait sized shot.
This way, 6 doors fit in a portrait sized picture without a problem. Please note that the doors to the souterrains are different from the sets of twin doors giving access to the main house.
Corner houses do hardly pose a problem to this kind of architecture, as the 2 photos below show.
Lastly, portico’s don’t always give access to s souterrain or basement.
As said, I shot these Portico Doors Phenomena within a 20 minute walk..
For next week, I’ve found some more twin doors…
For Norm’s Thursday Doors is this fairy tale door. Having followed this challenge for some time now, I’ve seen lots and lots of doors, big and small. But I have never seen them this small…
A sense of how small this ‘door’ is:
Even for fairy tale standards, this is a really small door.
While I had set my mind on photographing some more beautiful twin doors that I came across, a (self-imposed) quarantine because of a slight flu made me postpone that for another day. So I had to dig in my archives and found this decade old photo of a sliding door in Istanbul. Which was, at the time, in dire need of some TLC.
Photographed this magnificent Jugendstil door a while back with Thursday Doors in my mind. And immediately forgot all about it. The twin green doors I posted last week however kick started my memory.
Do check out the design of the letterbox on the right. Just gorgeous!
The whole front of the house had the same splendor.
Written for Norm 2.0.
After the Spanish Doors extravaganza, back to some Dutch doors, Twin Doors. This is the entry for March 5, 2020 Thursday Doors. Hosted by Norm 2.0. While two totally different sets of doors, they’re in the same street rather close to each other.
This is the final batch of Spanish Doors as entry for February 27, 2020 Thursday Doors. Hosted by Norm 2.0. Two weeks ago I posted some blue doors that I encountered in Cadaquès, Catalunia, Spain. Last week’s post was centered around the doors of Salvador Dali’s house there. Whereas this week, the remainder of interesting doors is a bit of a dog’s breakfast.
‘Salvador Dali’s Doors’ is the entry for February 20, 2020 Thursday Doors. Hosted by Norm 2.0.
Last week I posted some blue doors that I encountered in Cadaquès, Catalunia, Spain. This week’s post is centered around the doors of Salvador Dali’s house there.
Fortunately I was able to capture these doors in the patina they’re in. I was told by the foreman of the crew doing renovations the doors would be painted blue again.
Don’t you just love this patina?
To put everything into a bit of context, here are two photos of the house.
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.