I have always been fascinated by doors not only because of their meaning in architecture but also of their metaphorical importance in people's lives. A door is simply more than just a door. You can find in all kinds of cultures sayings, proverbs and quotes about doors. Here are some examples*:

Many open a door to shut a window. ~ Dutch Proverb

Kind words will unlock an iron door. ~ Kurdish Proverb

Beware of the door with too many keys. ~ Portuguese Proverb

When God shuts one door, He opens another. ~ Arabian Proverb

As a traveler with huge interest in photography it has become a tradition for me to walk on unknown streets and look for interesting doors. Here are some of my favourite photos taken in the last few years. Enjoy.

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#1 Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

A beautiful door with very intricate ornaments. I found it in the old city of Baku.

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#2 Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

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#3 Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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Doaa Diaa El Din 4 weeks ago

amazing photos, from which country are you? am editing a video about this and want to mention that.

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#4 Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku, Azerbaijan

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#5 Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary

I found this door while walking randomly around the city.

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#6 Phnom Penh, Cambodia

Phnom Penh, Cambodia

A door inside the Royal Palace. I simply love its patterns and its blue tone.

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#7 Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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#8 Malmö, Sweden

Malmö, Sweden

Doors can be artworks sometimes. This door is the perfect example.

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#9 Yangon, Myanmar

Yangon, Myanmar

This is more than just a door.

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Kenny Kulbiski 1 month ago

Enjoyed. It's strange how most of them are quite inviting but some you couldn't pay me to go through. And that's without knowing anything about them.

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#10 Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru

Cusco is an amazing city and I like the way how people paint their doors. This one has a very distinctive blue tone.

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#11 Cusco, Peru

Cusco, Peru

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#12 Krk, Croatia

Krk, Croatia

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#13 Geghard, Armenia

Geghard, Armenia

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#14 Tbilisi, Georgia

Tbilisi, Georgia

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#15 Palma, Mallorca

Palma, Mallorca

I love the way how this door is in tune with nature.

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#16 Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

I like the strong yellow tone surrounded by this wooden door.

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#17 Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

An improvised door but perhaps that's all you need.

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#18 Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

This door belongs to a building in the Imperial City of Hue.

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#19 Hue, Vietnam

Hue, Vietnam

This door is also inside the Imperial City of Hue. I love the strong red tone.

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#20 Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

This is a door of the famous John Lennon Wall. I love the colours on that door; they seem random but structured at the same time.

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Bluebell Rizzi 1 month ago

This is so beautiful. The light brings out the colours perfectly!

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#21 Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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#22 Sibiu, Romania

Sibiu, Romania

I love this door. I found it in the old city of Sibiu and could not take my eyes off it.

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#23 Lima, Peru

Lima, Peru

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#24 Krk, Croatia

Krk, Croatia

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María Hermida 4 weeks ago

Krk??? How the hell do people pronounce words without vowels? Then the foreigners come and complain about the Spanish "rr" being difficult to pronounce!!! 😄😄😄

#25 Prague, Czech Republic

Prague, Czech Republic

I like the harmony created by lines and rectangles. Found the door in a quiet back building.

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#26 Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech is heaven for door lovers.

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#27 Marrakech, Morocco

Marrakech, Morocco

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#28 Krakow, Poland

Krakow, Poland

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#29 Chișinău, Moldova

Chișinău, Moldova

How to pimp up your door.

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