Here is my daughter standing in the doorway of the Great Hall at the Viking museum in Midgard, Norway. She was less than two at the time but I think she enjoyed it.
Entrance to a Lutheran church in Skien, Norway.
A bicycle sits on the balcony of a home in Jerusalem.
Shofars (ram’s horn trumpets) are displayed for sale in front of a closed shop door in the Christian Quarter of the Old City in Jerusalem’s center.
The main entry of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, at the south end of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem.
This door in the village of Yörük, near Safranbolu, Turkey, seems to hark back to a simpler time, when wood shutters gave character to Ottoman houses and the street was apparently three feet lower than it is now. That entrance today seems a little more interesting than functional. Although I suppose it probably helps deter burglars.
This beautifully weathered door is found on the tiny Greek island of Castellorizo, known as Meis by the Turks and accessible from the Turkish Mediterranean coast after a relaxing ferry ride of about an hour.
Here are the door and window of a vacant house in a village near Malatya, Turkey. The house is unused because the previous inhabitant has passed away and his children and grandchildren now live in places like Istanbul or various European cities. The population of the village triples during the summer months when Turkish expats in Europe come home to relax and picnic in the mountains and fields of their childhood.
In the Cappadocian town of Derinkuyu in central Turkey, there’s an entrance to an underground city that dates back to the time of the Hittites. The city features eight stories of underground tunnels and rooms, and that’s only the upper half that’s open to tourists. Tour buses come in and out of the parking lot of the place all day long.
On the other side of the parking lot sits a large, impressive Armenian church built some time in the 1800’s. The church is now empty and locked year round; there are no Armenians here anymore, and apparently no one who wants a church. No one approaches it except local children passing through the yard on their way to school.
This is one of the locked side doors of the abandoned building.