For over ten years, I’ve been traveling the world with my camera. A part of my work can be seen on my website www.parcheminsdailleurs.com. During my travels, I have always been fascinated by the different types of architecture of the different places I visited. Doors in particular have always attracted me.
As primal and essential architectural elements, doors are symbols of the unknown, discovery, hospitality and passage. They inspire, they amaze and encourage questioning. From Cuba to Vietnam, via Ethiopia and India, here is a collection of pictures of doors that I took around the world.
#1 With Its Trees Growing Out Of The Ruins And The Jungle All Around, Ta Prohm Is Pure Magic
Its unique and enchanting atmosphere has made it one of Angkor's most popular temples in Siem Reap, Cambodia.
#2 Chinguetti Is One Of The Historic Cities Of The Desert In Mauritania
Located on the trans-Saharan caravans route, it was famous for its architecture, its trade and cultural influence. The city is a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
#3 House Of Worship In Langar, Gbao Province, Tajikistan
The village of Langar is located just a few tens of meters from the border between Tajikistan and Afghanistan. Known in Persian as the "Bam-i-Dunya" ("Roof of the World"), the Pamir mountains in Eastern Tajikistan form one of the most unexplored and isolated regions on Earth and are one of the highest mountain ranges in the world.
#4 The Village Of Saritag, Tajikistan, Is Accessible By Bike Or Car After Long Hours Through The Mountains And Breathtaking Scenery
A totally remote place in the world. A place where time stands still.
#5 Imagine Yourself In A Maze Of Alleys, Almost A Chiaroscuro From A Medieval City
You wander around in narrow, winding streets, wondering what may lay behind these dozens of nameless and half-open doors that lead to the heart of houses dating back hundreds of years. A powerful feeling permeates your mind as you realize that you got in the holiest of all Hindu cities in India: Varanasi.
#6 A Man Prays At The Door Of A Temple Of The Legendary City Varanasi, India
#7 Entrance Of The Impressive And Magnificent Imperial City Of Hue, Vietnam
#8 Traditional House In The Jaisalmer Fort, India. The Fortress Of Jaisalmer Is A Real Labyrinth
The entrance to each house is decorated with an image of Lord Ganesh.
#9 A Man Checks His Mobile Phone In A Street Near Howrah Station In Kolkata, India
A moment of calm in a neighborhood yet overcrowded and noisy.
#10 A Buddhist Monk Enters The Prayer Room Of Tharlam Monastery In Boudhanath, Nepal
#11 Patterns, Colors And Paintings In The Old Part Of The Holy City Varanasi
Of all the places where I have been in India, Varanasi is my favorite. It offers the most complete picture of all that can be found in the subcontinent.
#12 Entrance To A House In The Village Of Nyalam, Tibet, More Than 3500 Meters Above Sea Level And Close To The Nepalese Border
The light is blinding under a full sun and the breath is short at this altitude.
#13 With Its Portuguese Influences, The Charming City Of Panaji, In The State Of Goa Is A Place Where It Is Good To Spend A Few Days, A Few Kilometers Away From The Famous Indian Paradise Beaches
#14 Entrance To An Abandoned Property In Le Tampon, Reunion Island
#15 A Monk Invites Me To Visit The Monastery Of Wat Xieng Thong In Luang Prabang
Luang Prabang’s architectural ensemble is exceptional and the city has been on the World Heritage list since 1995. It thrills a lot of travelers.
#16 The Marrakech Medina Is Full Of Architectural Wonders. A Man Enters The Mausoleum Of Sidi Abdel Aziz
#17 We Are In Kyrgyzstan, In The Kök-Jayik Valley. Semi-Nomads Are Building A Yurt, The Primary Style Of Home In Central Asia
They will live there during the hot summer months. Once winter returns, they will return to the villages in permanent houses.
#18 "Hos Geldiniz" / "Welcome" - Entrance Of A House In Sanliurfa, South-Eastern Anatolia, Turkey
#19 The Cuban National Flag Is Displayed On The Door Of A House In The City Of Bayamo, Cuba
#20 The Malaysian Population Consists Of 3 Main Groups: The Malays, The Chinese And The Indians
People in Malaysia practice different religions, cultures and live in harmony. Such unity in their diversity is reflected in the various festivals, celebrations and architecture in the country. Here, a Chinese business holder in the center of Kuala Lumpur.
#21 The Village Of Mafate, Located In The Heart Of Reunion Island, Is A Place Cut Off From The World
It is surrounded by huge mountains and can only be reached on foot through the mountains. The goods are brought by helicopter twice a week. The postal service is also insured at the same time.
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#22 A Cotton Candy Seller Stands In Front Of The Entrance Of Devi Kanya Kumari Temple In Kanyakumari, A Hindu Pilgrimage City In The State Of Tamil Nadu
A mythical place and an extraordinary feeling to realize being at to the southernmost tip of India.
#23 The City Of Hampi, In The State Of Karnataka, Hosts The Ruined City Of Vijayanagara, The Former Capital Of The Kingdom Of Vijayanagara, In The State Of Karnataka In India
There is a whole series of temples and shrines and the site is grandiose. His mystery remains intact over time.
#24 Impressive Colors And Beautiful Architecture In The Holy City Of Varanasi, India
#25 As A Melting Pot Of Kurdish, Yezidi, Christian And Syrian Cultures, Mardin, In Eastern Turkey, Has A Fascinating Cultural Mix
It overlooks the vast Mesopotamian plains extending to Syria.
#26 Monastery Of Oura Kidane Mehret, Bahir Dar, Ethiopia
Christianity is the most common religion in Ethiopia, practiced by 62.8% of the population.
#27 The City Of Jodhpur, Rajasthan, Often Nicknamed "The Blue City", Is One Of The Architectural Jewels Of India
A must, not to be missed during a trip to Incredible India.
#28 A Young Girl Is Posing At The Entrance Of Her House In Shiqiao, Guizhou Province, China
#29 Located In The Iranian Mountains, Abyaneh Is Characterized By The Color Of Its Houses, Its Inhabitants, Its Climate And The Image Of Good Life That It Reflects
Now a UNESCO World Heritage Site, Abyaneh was built in Karkas Mountain to protect people from the invasions of enemies.
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#30 Traditional House In The Legendary City Of Khiva, Located Along The Ancient Silk Road. The City Was Once A Must Stop On The Caravan Route
#31 The Buddhist Monastery Of Thiksey Is One Of The Most Beautiful In Ladakh, India
Dominating the Indus Valley, it is built on a hill where there are dozens of small houses inhabited by nuns. They are thirty to live here.