21 May 2011

What's behind the blue door?

I’ve developed a fascination for the doorways here in Cusco. There are so many variations … in colour, in size, in decoration, in their simplicity or splendour. And the question of what’s behind each door is intriguing.

These are just some of the doorways I’ve photographed so far, plus some quotations about doorways that appealed.

“Every doorway, every intersection has a story.”  ~ Katherine Dunn

“No pessimist ever discovered the secret of the stars, or sailed to an uncharted land, or opened a new doorway for the human spirit.”  ~ Helen Keller

“You must not for one instant give up the effort to build new lives for yourselves. Creativity means to push open the heavy, groaning doorway to life.”  ~ Daisaku Ikeda  

“Kind words will unlock an iron door” ~ Turkish proverb

“The world is full of people who have never, since childhood, met an open doorway with an open mind.”  ~ E. B. White

And the best quote of all ... “When having a smackerel of something with a friend, don't eat so much that you get stuck in the doorway trying to get out.” ~ Winnie the Pooh ... so these are WIDE doorways to allow fat Winnies to leave!

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