Thursday Doors: – 28th Sept 2017 #photography

Sometimes, I have to stop and look twice at certain doors…


…and wonder if what I am seeing is real.

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Is it our eyes that play the tricks, or is it the doors that play the tricks on our eyes?

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How many real doors do you see in the above photos?

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  1. Really enjoy your door posts, Hugh. The first two photos certainly fooled me at first. I really thought they were legitimate and I sort of felt the urge to push those letters right into the slot, over the other side 😀 Somehow the third one, I caught myself and said, ‘Now that couldn’t be real…’ That cat looked almost too calm to be sitting like that there with the door open behind it. Would have expected it to be running straight for a away out of the house. Then again, cats can be the kind to simply laze around 😀

    1. That first door was real, Mable, whereas the second one was not. They certainly caught my eyes and I had to look several times to work out if they were real or not. The third one was located near where we lived in Hove. It was on display during the Brighton festival one year. All the artists certainly did good jobs at deceiving us.

      1. Oh dear. Those doors certainly fooled my eyes. With Halloween coming up (not sure if it’s a thing over in your part of the world; it really isn’t here in Australia), maybe there will be more fun doors around the corner 😀

        1. There’ll certainly be ‘trick or treaters’ knocking at our door, Mabel. I rather like Halloween, although I don’t dress up for it anymore. There’s no need. I think I’m scary enough 😱

  2. Hi, Hugh – These doors are so clever. Your photographs capture them perfectly. And, if you do get arrested for taking photos of other people’s doors, it will be for a good cause — brilliant blogging!

  3. These are great doors (or “not” doors), Hugh. Thanks for finding and sharing them. My guess is the first two are not real and the third is a real door but with everything painted on it fake, including both “open” doors.


    1. Thanks, Janet. The door in the first photo was real. I watched the owner of the gallery (where I found the door) open it and walk into a cupboard. The black door in the bottom photo is also real. The other doors were all fake. I had great fun finding these.

  4. Shall I make a silly pun, shall I, shall I? . . . “A door” is not “a door” when it’s referencing you (Uh?). Then, in this case, it refers to the way we feel about you, Hugh—we “adore” you! 🙂
    On another note, these are like those 3-dimensional street art pieces. I think I like the first one the best, as far as it looking completely seamless (if I were forced to choose). Thanks for giving us doors—and adores—today, Hugh!

    1. Well, you sure know how to make a guy blush, Leigh. That’s the trouble with being a redhead. You can always tell when I blush. ‘When is a door not a door?’ is an old joke I remember from a Christmas cracker. The answer being ‘when it’s ajar’, but I’ll take your answer as well.
      That first door was certainly real. I watched the owner of the gallery open the door and go into a small cupboard where she made a pot of tea. Magical stuff.

      1. It is indeed magical, and I don’t usually go for coastal motifs, but I liked that really realistic lobster too. These doors really reinforce the idea that art is all around us, not just in galleries! Happy Friday, Hugh and family!

    1. All taken in the UK, Ali. The first one was taken in Hove (where we used to live). The other two on a recent trip to Devon for a few days earlier this year. I’m always on the lookout for ‘door’ photography opportunities. 📸

  5. 😀
    I love it! Wonderful finds Hugh. To me it doesn’t matter which are fake and which are real because they are all beautiful. Well that’s my story and I’m sticking to it 😉

  6. OMG, Hugh! Where do you keep finding these (fake) beauties? The art and photography are well done. Hard to detect the real ones from the painted ones. I am not venturing a guess this time, since I always seem to be wrong. 🙂 Thanks for sharing.

    1. I always seem to be in the right place at the right time, Liesbet. I’m always on the lookout for interesting doors for this challenge. My partner keeps telling me that I’ll get arrested one day for taking photos of people’s doors. I hope he’s not right. 😱

      1. I hope he’s wrong as well, but it does remind me of myself, taking a photo of the license plate of every country or US state I visit and one of those car owners calling the police… 🙂

    1. Thanks, Christine. One of the real doors was in a street near where we lived when we lived in Hove (on the south coast of the UK). The other real door was one I found in a gallery in Devon (the one with the plaque next to it). Behind it was a very small room where the owner made tea. 😀

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