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A Door is the Real Window to the Soul of a Building

by Paul Saulnier
March 13, 2019

For me doors can be a work of art. There is a poster of interesting Holliston doors available at Fiske's created by local artist Beth Hoffer.

While on a trip to England, I kept an eye out for interesting doors. I found some doors which are truly works of art, many of which have stood the test of time and looked better because of it..

Chester England was occupied by the Romans over 1000 years ago. Lots of these doors are that old but they still say a lot about what is behind them.

The doorway above lacks the actual door but in the top right corner sits what's left of the casket of one on the builders who was killed during the construction of this 1,000 year old church. That door is also missing along with the poor soul's remains.

That's not a dog door on the right. Bust through this door uninvited back in the day and expect to be dowsed in boiling tar.

In London: Imposing but inviting.

Ominous and not inviting.

16th Century duplex during Billy the Shake's time.

This is where Shakespeare would have paid his writer's tax and picked up his recycling bin. It could use a little help from Stratford-Upon-Avon in Bloom. Holliston's Town Hall has more character and prettier flowers..

 

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Comments (3)

These are wonderful. London is our favorite city ever. Thanks for sharing, Paul!

- Erica Plunkett | 3/14/19 8:31 AM

Love seeing these pictures of my home country. Thanks for sharing (and appreciating!) Ken Robinson

- Ken Robinson | 3/13/19 4:41 PM

Kind of puts all the "Home Depot" front doors in town to shame, doesn't it? Funny, I tend to do the same thing when travelling...I have lots of photos of doors, building facades, interesting woodwork. Drives my wife nuts, but not as nuts as when I insist on stopping to read the inscriptions on every statue, monument or historical marker we pass.

In my defense, that's how we learn. And there's sometimes some really interesting stuff on those markers.

- PSimpson | 3/13/19 7:30 AM

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