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I simply love old doors. I can’t describe my fascination with them, but I am obsessed. On any given Sunday vacation, you’ll find me taking pictures of them…

New Orleans - old brick wall

New Orleans - old red door with peeling paint

New Orleans - wooden door with green accents

And I’m pretty sure my obsession is going to be the focal point of my stairway gallery wall — if I ever get around to doing it. I’ll probably steal a few from the web (shh) that I find to my liking, but I know I’ll favor the ones I took myself. You know – for that sentimental feel.Okay, so I’m also cheap, and using my own photos is F-R-E-E in addition to being a wonderful reminder of where I’ve traveled.

I guess this thought came up again partly from the recent run-in (literally) with my broken front door. Wait — a broken, beat up old door has me thinking about other beat up old doors? Maybe. I realize it’s a stretch. Regardless of the reason, I know that a few of these will be gracing the hallway staircase someday.

New Orleans - ornate old stone doors

New Orleans - closeup of old door knockers

New Orleans - old rusted door locks and red trim

New Orleans - doors and ivy with scroll work

New Orleans - balcony door with teal shutters

Well, perhaps soonish. I’ve still got wall patching to complete in the primary bath.

For more of my photos (all with a small but mighty Canon PowerShot SD1200-IS, and mostly unedited) — take a look at my Pivo and Prost 2010 gallery (Prague, Munich Bamberg trip) and my New Orleans 2011 albums.

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  1. Beautiful! I love old doors too. And I love those blue shutters and the green ones below them.

  2. Love that idea. I also love old doors. And porches. I have been thinking about taking more photos of doors and porches on my vacations and assembling them into a photo book. Strangely enough, no one else ever wants to wander around looking for cool doors and porches but me!