Hi, my name is Nat and I have an obsession with doors especially during my travels and it all started in 2016.   I decided it was time to talk about my obsession and to see if anyone else has the same issue.  Webster defines a door as “a moving mechanism used to block off, and allow access to, an entrance to or within an enclosed space, such as a building, or room.”

Well, I define it as the most favorite things to do while traveling and what you can share on your social media accounts. 🙂   Well in 2016, I traveled just a “little” 😉 and so I picked my top 6 door pictures around the world.

Ecuador

My first door pictures were in Quito Ecuador which a friend introduced me to this phenomena in May 2016.

Okay maybe this is not door but it was a doorway to the equator and hovered between the northern and southern hemisphere

Cangahua, Pichincha, Ecuador

 

Wooden door of the Sagrario church in Quito, Ecuador

The church is the La Iglesia de El Sagrario which means “Church of the Sanctuary” or “Church of the Shrine”.  It was built in the 17th century and is located in the historic city centre of Quito.

Haiti

The next door was July 2016 in Haiti.   It was a hot and swelting day and we hiked up to the Citadelle Laferrière which is a large mountaintop fortress in Nord, Haiti, located on top of the mountain Bonnet a L’Eveque, approximately 17 miles (27 km) south of the city of Cap-Haïtien.  I was so excited to see the door because it was going to be my next big picture.  I gave my camera to the tour guide and I proceeded to lean against the door and it started to open.  Imagine my shock!  Yep, we all had a good laugh!

Vietnam

This is the entrance to the Fujian Assembly Hall (Chinese Temple) in Hoi An.  In August of 2016, it happened to be closed and I was fortunate or unfortunate to take a picture in front of it.

The Fujian (Phuc Kien) assembly hall was created as a place in which residents from Fujian in China could meet up and socialise while living or visiting Hoi An. It was built around 1690 with the main gate added much later.

France

I bet your were ready for me to say Paris, but I was in the town of Beaune in December 2016.  What a lovely and beautiful place!  Anywho, the door is to the Hospices de Beaune (A hospital foundation from the Middle Ages) is one of France’s most prestigious historic monuments. Its flamboyant Gothic architecture make this museum one of Burgundy’s gems.

 

Germany

So I as in Rhine Valley in Germany for one day in December 2016 and guess what I found.  Another door in Boppard which is the entrance to the St Severus.  The romanesque church of St. Severus with its two towers was built in the 12th-13th centuries over the Roman baths. The church has a rich architectural construction and very decorative frescoes.

Netherlands

My final door was in Amsterdam on January 1, 2017.  Yep,  New Year’s Day.  I figured that we all need to have a red door for the new year that is attached to a castle/restaurant.

 Would you believe I have more door pictures and there will be a part 2.  So stay tune and remember “the things that we love tell us what we are”.
  1. doors obsessed! i love that and what a wonderful smile u got there! if u have the chance to visit NOLA, you will go crazy as they have lot of colorful and massive doors/windows.

  2. Isn’t Ecuador the best! I love the food, the culture and the people. BYW how cool is this door in your second picture. You have such a beautiful smile planted on your face and seemed you had a great time!

  3. What a funny article. I love your door pictures and hope to see more in the future. Will look for the Iglesia de la Sagrario when I get to Quito next year and think of you.

  4. I too have a door obsession and India there is no dearth of it. Every door tells a story, isn’t it ? Love all the beautiful pics and looking forwrad to part 2

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