Crossing Thresholds

I love doors and doorways. Apart from their functional and architectural appeal, doors are symbols of transition, of endings and beginnings. Of shedding the familiar and crossing the threshold to embrace the unknown! I find them mysterious….What secrets are they privy to? What stories do they tell?

For doors are both frame and monument
to our spent time,
and too little has been said
of our coming through and leaving by them”
~ Charles Tomlinson

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Madhu is an Interior designer turned travel blogger on a long sabbatical to explore the world. When not crafting stories on The Urge To Wander, she's probably Tweeting @theurgetowander or sharing special moments on

46 thoughts on “Crossing Thresholds

  1. Wonderful set of pictures and pretty unique selection, I should say. I love doors and doorways too. Saw some nice ones in France framed by bougainvilleas and other blooms.

  2. I love doorways too!! They’re inviting and signal direction. WOnderful post. Your photos are fabulous – so intricate. Thanks!!

  3. I love Your collection of doors and doorways. This is one hobby to start with camera.

    I saw that You have not been in Finland. Here we have also something to be shown for the world. I have always admired the door of private wooden church made by a female artist Eeva Ryynänen. If the door is awesome, so it is also the church inside – unique.

    Sculptor’s private wooden church.

    Happy travel and blogging!

    1. That church looks truly awesome! Loved everything – the pew’s, the altar, every detail! Thank YOU for reading this and for the link to your fantastic post!

  4. This post is amuzing to me, because I also did this in Morocco & Spain & Switzerland! I ahven’t made a “door” post yet, but I will let you know when it’s up! I really enjoy that you have a quote for almost all of your posts as well as a brief description of why you took them! Nice touch!

  5. Wow what a great collection of doors you have here Madhu Thanks for sharing this 🙂

  6. Great collection. My favourite two are the round entrance in Hangzhou and Casa Mila in Barcelona.

  7. Such a fabulous collection, Madhu – I feel a bit silly now, maybe I’ll have to rethink my Doors post! And as always, fantastic photos … Congratulations, you nailed it!

    1. Thank you Mara. Was just over at your blog to check out its awesome content. Will be returning for sure 🙂

  8. So many GREAT doors…love the one in Peru…and the Chinese round one…but I love the ones in Egypt as well – those alleyways lleading to their colour. Heck I can’t pick a favourite.

    1. That is such a nice compliment Jo! Thank you so much. My photos don’t measure up to your surreal creations though!

  9. An extremely fabulous array of doors. I have a fascination with what doors mean in the greater realm of life. They are repesentative of so many things. You may enjoy the one I posted which has an image that tempts all of my gueats to inquire about the meaning. I always make them tell me what they see in the image first before I tell them. The variety of opinions is endless. Your photo’s are wonderful for this challenge. It looks like it was geared to you.
    Very nice,

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