Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Greece: Doors & Windows


What is it about doors and windows that attract and interest me so? Perhaps they represent a specific viewpoint. A portal. An entrance. An invitation. A way in to the inside to what is important. To the heart of the matter. A way out to the outside. To new discoveries. They intrigue in part because you don't always know what you will find on the other side. They allow you to both keep things in and keep things out. They represent both entrance and exit. Perhaps in that way, a metaphor for the journey. When ever I am away, I am always searching for them and feel a bolt of inspiration when I find one that really seems to capture the place I am visiting. Click here to see my discoveries when I was in Mexico last November. The images below are just a few of the doors and windows I discovered in Greece. Click to enlarge for detail:

The DOORS we open and close each day decide the lives we live. Flora Whittemore

















Art is the WINDOW to man's soul. Without it, he would never be able to see beyond his immediate world, nor could the world see the man within. Claudia Johnson

















Perhaps my favorite door of all. Picture this. A mountain climb. The first ridge. Reach the top and there is a door. In the rock. Literally. Built into the mountainside. Open the door. What lies inside?














15 comments:

Gillian McMurray said...

A wonderful collection of colours and textures, places and times. The door in the rock certainly opens into a whole other world. It's like opening a treasure chest.

azirca said...

How wonderful to find a door on the first ridge on your mountain climb. Great photos, a real variety of colours, textures and materials.

notmassproduced said...

gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous. more please!

lynne hoppe said...

wow, thanks seth! what a visual treat. and the door opening into the 'sanctuary/alter' cave. yep, that would be my favorite door too.

Angus M said...

Hi Seth, I think you and I share the same thoughts. Doors and windows, I also adore!

Anne, Bulles dorées said...

wow thanks for share !!!!!

eb said...

now these doors made my heart skip a few beats and the door leading to the shrine of icons - gasp alors!!!!!!!!!

I want to be there...

xox - eb.

Deryn Mentock said...

Wow! These are terrific. What an incredible record of your time ther!

Tyler H said...

This is a seriously great photo set.

Terry Rafferty said...

The first picture, of the whole building, is wonderful - my head immediately filled with stories about who lived there. So of course I started looking at each of the doors and windows as stories. By "opening" the cave door you've started that story, but now I want to go back and know about all the others....

mcdc3s said...

You know I love doors and windows... but just the thought of capturing these from another country is so awesome. Again... I can see a lovely collection you've got going on!

Chris said...

Wow, Seth. You have such an eye! And you obviously know what we'd want to look at because this is stunning. I am sharing these with my friends who love doors and windows.

Gwen Buchanan said...

a gorgeous collection Seth,, you must have had a wonderful time exploring through all that history!! thanks for sharing...

Kristy C said...

what breathtaking doors and windows! awesome!

Lynn said...

I love photos of doors and windows, perhaps because I see new opportunities going out of/into or through each one. As it has been in my life anyway...and I love travel and seeing new places. Fun to revisit Greece through your eyes and camera.