Thursday Doors: Muscat

By way of a change, after a steady diet of decrepit French rustic doors, here is something a little more opulent, from the Grand Mosque in Muscat, Oman.

Muscat

Muscat

Thursday Doors 24th December 2015

Thursday Doors: Close To Home

Last week’s door wasn’t very far from here, but today I’m even closer to home: about 30 feet from my back door.

Our house is actually two cottages knocked together (if you want to know a little more, you can read this) and forms one end of a larger bâtiment which includes two barns, one of which belongs to us and one to our neighbour, Albert (whose own house is just in front of ours). Needless to say, this being rural France, our barn is at the far end of the bâtiment, and it’s Albert’s that adjoins our house.

You get used to it.

Anyway, this picture is a detail of the very ancient side door to Albert’s barn. You can get some idea of its age from the grooves that have been worn in the wood from the swinging latch. I’m glad I took this when I did, because he’s only gone and painted it, hasn’t he?

DoorAlbert

Thursday Doors 17th December 2015

Thursday Doors: Bernard’s Barn

This is the door of the barn that belongs to my neighbour Bernard; it’s about 100 feet from my own front door.

Earlier this year, Bernard replaced the roof of this barn, which was in a very poor condition. As a result we were, for a couple of weeks, inundated by displaced barn spiders about the size of your fist.

Be that as it may, he left the door in its original state. I quite like the sapling growing in front of it, which adds some contrast.

Bernard's Barn

Thursday Doors 10th December 2015

Thursday Doors: Sarlat

Doors? You want doors? Well, how’s this for a door?

I freely admit that it is quite fortuitous that the shape of this huge doorway is reflected in the arch visible inside – not to mention the sign outside.

DoorSarlat

This massive set of doors is in a medieval church that’s been converted to an organic food market at Sarlat, in the Dordogne.

Thursday Doors 3rd December 2015

Thursday Doors: Chartres

There’s more than one way to look at a door, as this image illustrates. This is one of the massive doors of Chartres Cathedral – as seen by a mouse, perhaps.

ChartresCathedralDoor

As a free gift, here’s another door from Chartres, which I used in a recent post on Vertical Lines for Cee’s Compose Yourself Photo Challenge.

Verticaledit

Thursday Doors November 26th 2015

Thursday Doors: Navaleuil

My first contribution to the Thursday Doors challenge hosted by Norm 2.0.

This matching door and shutters can be found in the hamlet of Navaleuil, about two kilometres from home here at Tranquility Base. Compared to the smaller doors on the left, it also shows what a difference a lick of paint can make.

DoorNavaleuil

Thursday Doors November 19th 2015

 

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

Detail from a weatherbeaten wooden door on the waterfront on the island of Burano, in the Venetian lagoon.

Grid

Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid