I have always been fascinated by doors not only because of their meaning in architecture but also of their metaphorical importance in people’s lives. A door is simply more than just a door. You can find in all kinds of cultures sayings, proverbs and quotes about doors. Here are some examples*:

Many open a door to shut a window. ~ Dutch Proverb

Kind words will unlock an iron door. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Beware of the door with too many keys. ~ Portuguese Proverb

When God shuts one door, He opens another. ~ Arabian Proverb

As a traveler with huge interest in photography it has become a tradition for me to walk on unknown streets and look for interesting doors. Here are some of my favourite photos taken in the last few years. Enjoy.

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Sibiu, Romania

I love this door. I found it in the old city of Sibiu and could not take my eyes off it.

Cusco, Peru

Cusco is an amazing city and I like the way how people paint their doors. This one has a very distinctive blue tone.

Cusco, Peru

Lima, Peru

Krk, Croatia

Krk, Croatia

Geghard, Armenia

Tbilisi, Georgia

Baku, Azerbaijan

A beautiful door with very intricate ornaments. I found it in the old city of Baku.

Baku, Azerbaijan

Palma, Mallorca

I love the way how this door is in tune with nature.

Hoi An, Vietnam

I like the strong yellow tone surrounded by this wooden door.

Hoi An, Vietnam

An improvised door but perhaps that’s all you need.

Hue, Vietnam

This door belongs to a building in the Imperial City of Hue.

Hue, Vietnam

This door is also inside the Imperial City of Hue. I love the strong red tone.

Budapest, Hungary

I found this door while walking randomly around the city.

Prague, Czech Republic

This is a door of the famous John Lennon Wall. I love the colours on that door; they seem random but structured at the same time.

Prague, Czech Republic

I like the harmony created by lines and rectangles. Found the door in a quiet back building.

Prague, Czech Republic

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A door inside the Royal Palace. I simply love its patterns and its blue tone.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is heaven for door lovers.

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Krakow, Poland

Malmö, Sweden

Doors can be artworks sometimes. This door is the perfect example.

Chișinău, Moldova

How to pimp up your door.

Yangon, Myanmar

This is more than just a door.

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