Behind Door Number Three

Behind door number three is door number FOUR. Don't open that door.

  • Kavingate PRO 7y

    Beautiful!!! Yes, door #2 is gorgeous!!!!!
  • ian macdonald PRO 7y

    great shot

    door number one my fave
  • blairdashpb 7y

    ohhh i'd love one of these!
    oh go on go on - lets open door number 4
  • anyjazz65 PRO 7y

    @mommy peace: These doors and many others are sitting in the front garden of an old house at 222 Paseo del Pueblo Norte in Taos, New Mexico. I added it to the Flickr map. The establishment is actually the business of Dunbar and Dunbar. The examples sitting around in the weather are just stunning. Also here is a link to the online catalog. Have a good stiff drink handy when you read the prices.

    @lauralemur: Thanks very much. I would guess that door #2 might be one of the more economical doors on the lot. It might be negotiated for your bank account number, one of your limbs, your first born and a year or two in slavery. I.e.: They were very expensive.

    @andrewlmurphy: Thanks! There were so many doors sitting around the lot that one could hardly miss getting an interesting shot.

    @Kavingate: Thanks! When walking onto the lot I had the feeling one gets when entering an import automobile showroom.

    @originalimac: Thanks very much. It really was a photographer’s heaven! I think #1 was painted teak from a Bombay hotel.

    @blairdasshpb: I can’t believe I only have a dozen shots from the place. I could have spent the day there. I must have been in even greater awe than I remember. I think you would have enjoyed it too. Some of the pieces were so stunning it was like wandering in an art gallery; one hesitates to go near them for fear an alarm would sound and the museum guards would appear. My continual thought was: How could one person or company collect such an inventory of doors salvaged from buildings all over the world? The shipping alone must have been in Carl Sagan terms.

    And believe me, I was tempted more than once to open one. They tend to fall on you when you do.
  • Manny A 7y

    Colors and shapes on this are amazing -- nice work
  • magpie's eye 7y

    It's like the Secret Garden.
  • anyjazz65 PRO 7y

    @Manny A: Thanks, there was quite a variety to choose from.

    @magpie's eye: Ha! Right! I think the shop owner would like to be less of a secret. Did you see those prices?
  • Carole & Roger Lee PRO 7y

    Hey Pat thought you wanted to go to Sweden?? Lets make it New Mexico??
  • anyjazz65 PRO 7y

    Well, in the north part, it's a ski resort for about four or five months a year and and in the south part, well... do the words "112 in the shade" mean anything to you? It is absolutly a wonderful place but you have to move around a bit to beat the climate.
  • music for the eyes PRO 7y

    Cool shot.
  • anyjazz65 PRO 7y

    Thanks very much.
  • sundero PRO 5y

    Love this!
  • anyjazz65 PRO 5y

    Thanks. I will have to go back there someday soon.
  • Teacher Dude PRO 4y

    This picture is being used on a business website. They are also using one of my pictures without permission and in violation of its Creative Commons licence. Thought I'd let you know.
  • anyjazz65 PRO 4y

    Thanks very much. They have not added a credit and a link. Thanks for the tip.
  • anyjazz65 PRO 4y

    A credit and a link have now been added.
  • Jean Brown 1y

    Thank you for this beautiful image. I used it on my personal blog, here:
    And gave you credit and a link back. Thanks again!
  • anyjazz65 PRO 1y

    Glad you enjoyed it. Good post.
  • Jean Brown 1y

    Thanks! :)
  • Massimo Paolini PRO 1y

    Great image. I used it on my post - Website Entry Page Considerations. The post will be published on August 19, 2014.
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