Wednesday, April 6, 2011

A - Z Challenge: Entrance

When we were in Ireland I became somewhat obsessed with the doors. 

I always see doors as entrances.  Maybe because when I see a door that takes my fancy I'm usually on the outside of whatever is on the other side of the wall. 

Most doors were painted with bright, primary colors in a very high-gloss enamel.   They shone in the summer sunshine.

Even the cows had doors - of a sort. But what an entrance they made from this opening in the wall.

A gate, while welcoming, is more of a two-way door.  Especially those that are left open.  Having a gate and a door makes the entrance even more welcome.

You might say, that I was entranced with Ireland's doors.  It represented the warmth and welcome I experienced there.  All part of the magic.


Anonymous said...

I doo understand you, dear blogfriend - so great shots, wow ;-)

Rudee said...

Who wouldn't be enchanted with such pretty doors. I want to enter each and every one of them.

KarenG said...

I am so with you! Just looking at these photos of doors got my excited about life and everything! I'm ready to go clean my house right now.

EmptyNester said...

No wonder you became so interested in them--they are beautiful! You need to come to Charleston and check out some of the historic doors we have here!

Ginny said...

I LOVE this and these are all georgous!!! I would be tempted to move just to have that first yellow one. I have been working on a door post for a year now, and feel like deleting them all after looking at these, nothing can match them. I have a fascination with doors, as well. And they are such obliging photography subjects!

Martha in PA said...

Beautiful pics. I love windows and doors~

E is for ENOUGH

Mimi said...

Beautiful set of photos, Stephanie.
I too love all of them, but the one of the cows arriving at/answering your ring at their "door" is priceless.
And I'm so pleased that you got a good welcome while here in Ireland- some of the "céad míle fáilte " was fading in the Celtic tiger era, but I think we've copped on now!
I think some of these doors are from Skerries? My friend used to live in a house there, looked exactly like your second photo. And I've driven past the yellow "Leeson Park School of Music" one at least once a week, and never noticed it, so thanks for drawing it to my attention.

Stephanie V said...

Mimi - the blue door is in Skerries near the harbor. The yellow gate is from Howth. And the lovely curious cows live in Kerry.

Joanna said...

Oh yes, these entrances are lovely. I was most entranced with the cows coming through the arch. Fabulous photograph.

Tundiel said...

Love the pictures! Doors don't look anything like that where I live. Maybe I should move to Ireland. :)

Anonymous said...

To me, the doors on vacation are so much more interesting than what I see at home. I have quite a collection from my travels.


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