Selection of Doors – Chisinau

For some reason, I was expecting a greater variety of doors from Chisinau, Moldova…

Tree Shadows and Blue Short Drain

 

Maybe it’s because all the Soviet era buildings were inflicted with a huge case of “sameness” … flat one color metal…

The doors from some of the older buildings were interesting, if somewhat weather-beaten.

Not Used Paper Windows

Double Doors

 

and there were a lot of signs that people were rebuilding..upgrading..repairing…

One New One Old Framed in Red Blocked

 

Nice city for a weekend get-a-way …. a long way to go to be a tourist magnet..  I couldn’t even find a shot glass ( my staple souvenir from trips)

More on the city later this week…

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Black and White in Tbilisi, Georgia

The depth of texture and form in the buildings in Tbilisi, Georgia make shooting in black and white a real pleasure….

Arch Tbilisi

 

and there are so many subjects and types to choose from…

Tunnel

 

But isn’t that always the case?

With Steps

I hope it always is..

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Tbilisi – A Door Lover’s Paradise

We recently returned from Tbilisi, Georgia and I have to say…What a wonderful place to visit. and shoot… especially for door lover’s like me..In Relief

Water and Electric

 

Worn Blue Church Door Barred

 

Tbilisi is located along the banks of the Mtkvari river and filled with winding, narrow streets and hidden stairways..and a treasure trove of doors to shoot…

18 Makawbili Tbilisi 4 Outside Broom

 

 

 

Doors are among my favorite subjects… and they don’t mind posing…

Aged 5 Niagvarska

 

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A Selection of Doors – Rome

It’s Thursday.. must be time for a new selection of doors..

3 Lions 73

As those of you who follow along with me know.. doors are one of my favorite subjects to shoot..an endless variety abound in every city I visit.

Sign and Trees Traslochi No Parking Sign

 

But in a lot of cases, no matter how different they are, they are also very similar.. especially in cities like Rome. Arched doorways and wooden doors..

Green 43 Green 23 Different Walls 67 Crooked 105 Broken Marble

 

Different..but the same..no?

238 Cavour Behind the Wall 32 Marble and Grate Different Walls 67 Long Step with Trees

 

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My Favorite Doors – Amsterdam, Netherlands

Time again for my favorite doors…different city of course, but same general theme

Turnzall

This red door and brick wall combination might be my favorite of all time.. but there was quite the variety in Amsterdam..

Wonderful Red De Brakke Grond Brick 6

Some of these were good enough to make it to the Fine Art America website…where you can find copies of your favorites too..Just in time for the holiday season..

Red Letter and Bike Painting 3 B's

Classical, metal, wooden and covered with graffiti and stickers..  Variety abounds

29 Narrow Blue Big City Bad Boys 1 Red Light Stickers in Arch

 

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Favorite Doors – Riga, Latvia

It is impossible for me to visit anywhere without shooting some doors..and, besides Tallinn, Estonia, Riga had had some of the most diverse I have seen..

Flower Pots

From old and faded with age…

Mail Slot in Gold 2 Chairs

 

to stunning…

To the Point

 

Blackheads

Wonderful shapes and colors….

Green Diamonds Bullet to Empty Square

Impressive stone and wood work..

AM 1900 DP E 3.7

Plants and Ivy

2 Potted Plants

Almost All Ivy

Ivy Gate Matching Flowers

and, needless to say,  graffiti and posters ..

Cartoon 33 Joobnud F##K the System F##K the Police

I was in heaven… and while not technically a door..next shot is just cool.. and door related  🙂

41 to 56

and finally..

Coat

What’s around the next corner?  Up the next street?  Something interesting, I bet …

Stay Tuned and Happy Travels!!

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Side Streets – Riga

Narrow Cobblestone Street

I love to walk the cobblestone side streets and back alleys… especially in the early morning when no one is out..or at least, very few people.. There always seems to be the straggling partier from the night before..

The streets are quiet..almost lonely

Galerija Daug

 

I meander aimlessly through the narrow lanes…

 

Cars Not Allowed

 

It’s a great time to shoot doors and windows..

Old Wood and Cobblestone

 

4 Sets of Shutters

or wander into hidden courtyards that are often dead-ends..

Dead End BW

 

Narrow Courtyard

Always something pretty.. always something interesting ..

Bike

sometimes classic..sometimes funny..

Moustache

 

But always something new.. around the corner.. up the next street..

Fashion Street PBW Netted Grated Windows

 

 

Later this week, we will take a look at some of the landmarks and churches.. stay tuned

and always ……… HAPPY TRAVELS!!

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Shot(s) for the Day – Doors Revisted

A few more of my favorite subject… I look for unique colors, weathering.. textures.. It seems like older buildings and structures often have the best doors to shoot.. Or maybe that’s just me..:)

Weathered Stain in Old Rock

 

Abandoned Pair

 

11 Maroon

9 with Plants

I usually fill up an entire memory card with doors… and windows..

2nd Hand Store

An endless variety … endless form ..

Old White-Corrugated Tin

 

It makes you wonder..what goes on behind those doors..what is the life led.. what are the memories..the hopes.. the dreams

 

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Shot(s) of the Day – My Favorite Subject

Commercially, I know it’s a waste of time but, like they say, doing what you like is never really a waste.. I love to photograph things… common, everyday things.. Things people might just walk by without even a glance..  To find beauty (which, of course, is in the eye of the beholder) and symmetry in the most common places.. the most common items..is my goal in life as a photographer..

Tourist Office

Tourist Office

And doors are my favorite, with windows and various storefronts a close second and third..

Traektoria

Traektoria

Why doors?  A good question… Maybe because no matter where you go.. no matter what you travel to see.. there are always going to be doors..  So an endless supply of subject matter.  And the cities in Europe (and possibly elsewhere – I’ll tell you when I have seen EVERYWHERE) have an endless variety..  from stately and majestic .. to crumbled and abandoned..

Rust and Brick

Rust and Brick

For some reason, I prefer the crumbled, rusty, falling apart scenes..I think it’s texture and contrast more than anything else..

No Parking in Weeds

No Parking

I have images like this for sale as framed prints.. and they get alot of views, so I know people like looking..almost as much as I like shooting..

Suitcase Flowers

Suitcase Flowers

Cables

Cables

9 with Bench

9 with Bench

I hope you enjoy my simple shots.. back with more travel advice tomorrow..  What to pack for a day trip  and why..

 

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