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Photography: Inspiration from Doors and Windows
Open or Closed
When I travel with my camera, unique windows and doors is what I look for, they tell a story all their own. I had the opportunity to visit Gloucester Cathedral in England, I have to admit I was interested by the whole Harry Potter experience. However, when I entered, I immediately had a feeling of deep respect for such a magnificent Cathedral. I was allowed to bring my camera in but I remained as discrete as possible. The blue stain glass, in one of the many rooms of the Cathedral, was stunning, as was each side room I entered. The red door was one of the many doors inside the Cathedral. There were people praying in all corners of this large, breath-taking Cathedral, with respect in mind I left and came back later.
Doors and windows are all around us. We push them and pull them open and shut. We use are hands to open doors, sometimes, we use our feet to kick them open. They get broken and fixed, they're preserved and they are made to protect. When I see one, its telling a story, I take a picture. Having the chance to travel, I had the opportunity to see some of the oldest and most beautiful doors and windows.
Within the beauty there is also humor. In New York, on the way to walk the dogs, there was 'Fred Flintstone' on a garage door. I was glad I had my camera. I chuckle even now when I look at that photo. It makes me wonder who spray painted it on, how long has it been there and how long did it take to do. I even wondered if the owner did it as a joke or woke up one morning laughing or screaming.
This window is from the inside of a Medieval Castle in England. Broadway and the Cotswolds was a magical place. A stay at Abbots Grange is truly a magnificent experience. Abbots Grange is the oldest structure in Broadway. It was built in the early 14th Century. The Institute of Archaeology acknowledges it's historical importance and the fact that it still fully functional. And if you happen to own a helicopter they have a landing pad as well.
This building was in Gloucestershire, England. As my Fiancé and I walked down the streets I spotted this gingerbread looking house. It stood out among the rest and I imagined what story it may have told.
I will always have a love for taking photos of windows and doors. During that time; it also has given me the chance to see things beyond the streets and buildings. I look for other things now too.