Posts in Category: Doors

Train Door: No Entry

Presumably we are still allowed to enter by way of the huge gaping hole to the left side of the door.

This is an abandoned car to be found in the train yard of Belington, West Virginia, some distance from Wheeling.

Mosque Windows And Doors

Wooden Door With Sloping Roof: Safranbolu

Thought it was about time for another door. This one appeared almost directly across the street as I set out for a morning walk on a cold foggy day in Safranbolu. The town, in northern Turkey, is perhaps the most comprehensive preserved example of traditional Ottoman architecture, with nearly all structures in the old part of town dating back 100-600 years, and many of the houses well restored.

Antalya Door Detail

Looking upwards, a view of rotting wooden balconies and vintage plaster door details on an old Ottoman style house in Antalya.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/9.0, 1/30 sec., jpeg processed in Camera Raw with a texture added in Photoshop.

Corner Door In Stone And Sepia: Goreme

Corner Door, Goreme, originally uploaded by Josh and Julie.

Just another beautiful arched doorway, intricately carved from the Cappadocian stone that carves so easily. Göreme sees a lot of tourists, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t back streets worth your time if you look hard enough.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/10, 1/200 sec.

Green Door And Turkish Rug

Green Door And Turkish Rug, originally uploaded by Josh and Julie.

Bright color is always appreciated in Turkey. The colors of the çicim-style woven rug displayed for sale on this Ankara wall are nearly surpassed by the aqua green of the door a foot away.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/4, 1/125 sec.

Door At St. Paul’s Church


Tarsus, Turkey. The church actually has little relation to St. Paul except for being built in his home town. Built on an 11th-century foundation, the current structure was built and decorated by the Eastern Orthodox in the 18th century.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/8, 1/160 sec.

Blue Door And Wall

Blue Door And Wall, originally uploaded by Josh and Julie.

Back streets of Ankara.

I feel like this one could have been more than it is … Maybe the door is just a little too sharp. But there’s something about it I like nonetheless.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/5.6, 1/200 sec.

Bikes And Door In Antioch

Bikes and Door, originally uploaded by Josh and Julie.

Antakya is the modern Turkish name for the city St. Paul knew as “Antioch in Syria.” Today the town shares a lot of culture and even language with modern Syria, just across the border, but most symbols of the city’s history have been buried in earthquakes.

Found this scene on the street while walking through the market area to the east of the Orontes River.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-200, f/8, 1/250 sec.

Door In Cappadocia: Green On Orange

This door was found in the village of Guzelyurt, 40 or 50 miles southwest of Avanos, but the similarity to the Avanos door shape is obvious. Behind this orange wall, the back half of the house vanished into a hillside, with all the rooms carved out of the rock that forms Monastery Valley.

Canon EOS Rebel XTi, ISO-100, f/8, 1/40 sec.