Dublin Doors

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    Dublin's somewhat famous for it's Georgian townhouses, and their multi-coloured doors. There are a few different stories as to why the doors have been painted in all the colours in the rainbow ...

    My dad would have you believe the people of Dublin were told to paint their doors all the same colour in preparation for a royal visit. In a show of defiance, all the colours of the rainbow were used instead.

    Another story I've heard is that the colour of the doors, and the surrounds helped drunk home-owners find their way home after a hard night on the sauce ... before houses had numbers. ;) So instead of remembering that your house was number 14, you'd remember that you're looking for a bright red door with a triangular top. ;)

    Oooh ... this one got to Explore! Best position: 315 on November 10, 2006.

    This was entered into a competition for work. It didn't win, but it did get into the top 12. ;)

    endless beauty, Sandi Marie, and 54 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. HokeyWhiteBoy [deleted] 91 months ago | reply

      This one looks like a coffee table book cover! Well done!

    2. YellowFilter 91 months ago | reply

      Very creative. Nice collection of door shots.

    3. omgwru 91 months ago | reply

      very cool!

    4. Mister Rad 91 months ago | reply

      :) Thanks for the kind words, everyone.

    5. endless beauty 91 months ago | reply

      totally original, and i loved the stories (im going with the drunk story - sounds entertaining!)

      well done - i particularly like how you've included just one with people at the door.

    6. Mister Rad 91 months ago | reply

      Thanks, Endless Beauty. :)

      I had this in mind when I went to Dublin ... a friend from back home has a big poster that I wanted to make my own version of. So, I was out to get pics of the doors when we were wondering around. When I took the shot with the people in it, I wasn't sure if I was actually going to use it. I'm now really glad I did. :)

    7. infomatique 90 months ago | reply

      Well executed

    8. Mister Rad 90 months ago | reply

      Thanks very much. :)

    9. patrickjoust 71 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ROWHOUSE, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    10. meehan_man 66 months ago | reply

      :P Mite use this as an example for my A-Level Art. Im also studying Dublin Georgian Architecture!

    11. [AJ] 61 months ago | reply

      i was looking around at shots of dublin in preparation for my summer trip, and sure enough i found you :-)

    12. 4castles 51 months ago | reply

      Mister Rad, love the picture of the Dublin doors. I was there and tried to get a picture of the doors however I was on a bus at the time and the bus window only went part-way down so my pic. did not turn out well. Also it was raining at the time too.
      II have just built a home and painted the door a Dublin blue and would love to hang a picture of the "Dublin doors" picture in the entry way. Would you please consider sending/selling me a 4x6 picture of your photog of the Dublin doors??

    13. Meg Barylak 46 months ago | reply

      What a gorgeous picture! I actually posted it to my blog as part of an homage to tweedy, drizzly style: Gratia Ars

    14. Mister Rad 46 months ago | reply

      Thanks very much, Meg. I'm flattered that you like it so much.

    15. Sally Kamille 38 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot :D a great idea.
      I've posted this photo on my blog and linked to you, I hope you don't mind :) otherwise, tell me so. You can see it here sallykamille.blogspot.com/2011/02/wooohooo-it-has-finally...

    16. Mister Rad 38 months ago | reply

      That's very cool :) Thanks for letting me know, and enjoy Dublin!

    17. Franz St. 30 months ago | reply

      Great collection!!!!

      (740)  Dublin doors ...

    18. cooknchic1 19 months ago | reply

      I just found your site. Awesome doors!

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