Doors: In Sepia
Doors, in Islamic architecture, mark an important transition from community to private space. Their decoration, in the past, was often the only form of artistic expression the inhabitants projected to the outside world, while, at the same time, giving an indication of their wealth and status within the community.
I love how doors provide glimpses of spaces that seem frozen in time.
Interesting doors abound at the Fujairah Fort Complex:
Your posts are special 🙂 as you always comes up with beautiful images from remote places, which are least explored.
Here again, a very different and unique theme from another place off the tourism radar.
Thanks a lot for sharing 🙂
Thank you for your kind words Sreejith.
One of my favorite things to photograph here too. Lovely photos.
Thanks, Lynda. There is something very alluring about the doors here.
Beautiful words…Stunning doors…and you know how I love doors! Recently went to Zanzibar and went crazy on photographing all the old doors in Stonetown…
Thank you, Jenny. What an amazing trip it must have been for you. Zanzibar is still somewhere on my bucket list. I am sure those old doors will provide interesting inspiration for your art.
This Doors are really beautiful! Very nice reportage.
Wow! Excellent photos, Jolandi. I have a draft post about doors in a colorful town in Mexico that I will post later. Doors can be very attractive.
Thanks, Marianne. I’m looking forward to your ‘door post’. 🙂
They look really good in sepia 🙂
Love these doors! Excellent shots. 😉
amazing pictures !!
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Love the doorways and portals. Am inherently curious as to what lies behind closed doors!
Jolandi. What is it about doors? The unknown? The invitation? These photographs stir my heart and I plan to share with others, for they must be seen and appreciated. You are a true artist, my friend. I would like your travel book sitting on my coffee table. PS. Have you ever explored the doors on Pinterest? Pretty nifty collection.
Thank you kindly Sarah. There is something truly fascinating and captivating about doors. It seems to fascinate a lot of people. The interesting thing is that during my visit to the Fort I did not even realise how many photographs of doors I took. It was only later, when I went through them, that the realisation dawned. Perhaps it is about the unknown that hides behind them that stirs my curiosity. I should have a peek at what is on Pinterest.
Lovely collection! Sepia works really well.