Doors: China [Part 1]

There’s something fascinating about doors. In our daily lives, we hardly think about them. We pass through them, we open and close them, we knock on them, and we lock them. We (mis)use doors to express our emotions as we slam them shut. But all these actions can also be used figuratively, describing a situation, somebodies behavior, or our own actions. Doors allow us to pass from one space into another, an act of transition, a symbol of inclusion and exclusion. We are in or we are out, we can’t be on both sides of the door at once.  Doors are used to hide something from the world, to protect us, our families, and our belongings from the outside gaze. Which is exactly why a closed door begs to be opened, an opened door begs to be peeked in. But it is that same door that allows us to let people in, to welcome them into our homes and our lives, and in return to step outside and be part of the world.

My fascination with doors resulted in an extensive collection of doors from around the world. Part 1: China.

 

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