Weekly Photo Challenge: Doors

Doors that tell a story interest us — even though the story may be implied, not told. Consider three very different doorways and the lives of the people who passed through them.

Doorway of a humble dwelling at Acoma Pueblo, the oldest continuously inhabited dwelling in the U. S. where today approximately 100 people live year-round in this village that has no electricity or running water.

Doorway -- Acoma Pueblo, NM

Doorway — Acoma Pueblo, NM

An elegant arched doorway from the opulent living room to the spacious hallway of the 36,000-square-foot home of John and Mable Ringling in Sarasota, Florida — Ca’ d’Zan.

Doorway -- Ca' d'Zan at The Ringling in Sarasota, Florida

Doorway — Ca’ d’Zan at The Ringling in Sarasota, Florida

And last, (perhaps least in terms of monetary value but not in historical significance), the prison door on Robben Island through which Nelson Mandela peered for 18 years.

Cell of Nelson Mandela -- Robben Island, South Africa

Cell of Nelson Mandela — Robben Island, South Africa

Doors speak volumes, don’t they?

For more picturesque doors in the WordPress Weekly Photo Challenge: Door, click here. 

About Oh, the Places We See

Met at University of Tennessee, been married for 47 years, and still passionate about travel whether we're volunteering with Habitat Global Village, combining work at Discovery with pleasure, or just seeing the world. Hope you'll join us as we try to see it all while we can!
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9 Responses to Weekly Photo Challenge: Doors

  1. You’ve got some very significant doors there! 😀

  2. Great choice of doors for the challenge! Loved the different stories.

  3. dawnkinster says:

    Jail cell door is my favorite even before I read whose it was. Such a story it tells.

    • Seeing that door that Nelson Mandela looked out day after day was quite an experience. I don’t know what I expected, but it wasn’t this small cell on this isolated island. Thanks for the comment.

  4. These doors definitely speak volumes. 🙂 Have a nice weekend.

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