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The Door Before Us


Back to Basel, Switzerland, this week from our trip last November.

This is the  famous St. Gallen door on the east side of the Münster Cathedral.

It seemed like a good way to begin a new week,
wondering what's ahead as we enter the door before us!


The Door Before Us


Back to Basel, Switzerland, this week from our trip last November.

This is the  famous St. Gallen door on the east side of the Münster Cathedral.

It seemed like a good way to begin a new week,
wondering what's ahead as we enter the door before us!


comments (42)

  • Kay
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 23 Feb 2009, 00:28
Wonderful tones and details, Ginnie! This looks very impressive.
Ginnie Hart: We don't see doors like this in the States, Kay, do we?!!! It WAS impressive!
  • Chris
  • England
  • 23 Feb 2009, 00:31
This is an amazing piece of architecture Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: I thought so, too, Chris. We just don't see stuff like this here in the States!
  • zed
  • Australia
  • 23 Feb 2009, 00:42
The detail is superb Ginnie, incredible piece of work.
Ginnie Hart: It really is, Tony. Just think of all the time it took to "make" it!
  • Ian
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 23 Feb 2009, 00:50
Great picture, Ginnie, nice and bold. The wall looks like pavement! smile
Ginnie Hart: I thought the same thing, Ian, about the wall. European structures just amaze me!
Excelent capture, original tones and wordefull textures, genial
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Enfokme. It definitely caught my eye!
  • Larry Bliss
  • Raleigh, North Carolina, USA
  • 23 Feb 2009, 01:05
Well done! I hope you walk into good stuff this week...
Ginnie Hart: So do I, Larry. There is a lot going on this week and I want to have my eyes wide open! Thanks.
  • rian
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 01:56
gosh.. that sure is an intricate walkway.. excellent shot.. smile
Ginnie Hart: It's not something we see here in the States, is it, Rian!!!
  • sherri
  • United States of America
  • 23 Feb 2009, 05:00
Very ornate structure. As always I love your subtle color.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Sherri.
wow cool
I love photos like this of amazing edifices.

looks amazing!!

Rob
Ginnie Hart: I do, too, Rob. It's something we don't see much of, if at all, here in the States!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 23 Feb 2009, 05:47
This door just asks to be opened and to be walked through, de kleur-tonen zijn geweldig, the art is stunning, so much detail in the small figures.
"I hope you walk into good stuff this week"....Larry said it all wink
Ginnie Hart: As I said to Larry, there is a lot going on this week and I want to have my eyes wide open, Astrid. You, too, I know. We're in this together, Musketeer!
I like all the detail you have captured Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I can't imagine the time it took to "create" it!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2009, 07:22
A wonderful door- and I could stand there for a longer time in order to observe every beautiful detail of the sculptures...! If you are looking for a longer while, the arches above the door start to turn! Een goede week toegewenst van Ph.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you for your kind thoughts, Philine. There's a lot going on this week and we want to have our eyes wide open...and with hearts of flesh (not hearts of stone).
tu donnes oujours envie d'aller en voyage pour découvrir tes photos
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear O-P. You're a sweetheart!
Doors are a fascinating subject Ginnie because of their significance and all their connotations.
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Chad. There are several doors waiting for some of us this week, so we need to have our eyes wide open, so to speak!
  • anniedog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2009, 09:28
Perfectly composed Ginnie - straight on and not a slant in sight! Wonderful detail.
Ingrid
Ginnie Hart: You can imagine what a delight it was for me to find such a fine example of architecture, Ingrid. We just don't see this here in the States. Thank you kindly.
Wonderfully captured Ginnie. The details are superb!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Richard.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 23 Feb 2009, 10:14
What a great looking door well captured
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Vintage. I bet you don't see doors like this in Brisbane! We who live in the "newer" countries just drool!
What a beautiful sight, a very ornate work. Hope your week is good. It's always a surprise to walk through a door.
Ginnie Hart: Some doors are more surpriseing than others, of course, but this one took the cake, Mary. It's a magnificent cathedral! There are many doors that will need walking through in the next weeks and months, so I pray to keep my eyes wide open!
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 12:40
What a wonderful metaphor. Behind every door lies an adventure. Stunning detail in this image. Impressive structure!!!
Ginnie Hart: You are so right about the adventure behind every door, Marcie. I pray to be ready and with my eyes wide open! Thanks.
  • blackdog
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2009, 13:20
Wonderful portal and great tones. I will open the door ;o)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Mike. Maybe a bunch of us can walk though it together at the same time and be there for each other!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 23 Feb 2009, 13:53
The St. Galluspforte (door) is told to be the "doorstep to the paradise"! (http://www.unibe.ch/unipress/heft114/beitrag13.html)- We cannot expect the paradise on earth, but some places and some times where we can be happy! - I think of you both this week- with many good wishes!
Ginnie Hart: What a WONDERFUL link you have found for us, Philine! Ontzettend bedankt!!! I should have known you would find it, of course. smile There are many doors for us to enter in these next weeks and months. We will need friends like you to go through them with us and to just "be there." Thank you so much!
Lovely architectural detail, I bet those doors will still be standing for decades to come.
Ginnie Hart: I sure hope so, Fotografa! I sure hope so.
  • Padraig
  • United Kingdom
  • 23 Feb 2009, 14:02
How beautifully ornate, this is the sort of door that if you were to walk through it you would feel you had to be very quiet.
Ginnie Hart: How beautifully spoken, Padraig. I think you are very right! Some doorways beg us to just shut up and watch/listen, lest we miss the opportunity before us.
Lovely shot Ginnie, lots of detail and lovely doors. Our week started with the power-steering packing up on the car this morning. Oh dear, more money.
Ginnie Hart: Oh NO! I'm so sorry to hear it, Brian. Hopefully it won't be too bad on the wallet. Maybe the rest of the week will look up!
  • Dr A. W!
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 14:34
well captured details gin
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, DrAW!
When you see that you know you are entering something special. Very very cool shot.
Ginnie Hart: I like how you said that, Michael!
Wonderful and sharp picture Ginnie : Every detail is here ! Great work (as usual)
Ginnie Hart: It was a spectacular door for sure, Zeb. Merci.
Impressive Ginnie. Looks like sandstone?
Ginnie Hart: Good question, Bill. If so, then maybe it didn't take so long to carve?
Wonderful doorway and you have put a little bit of magic into your processing.
Great richard
Ginnie Hart: Magic was everywhere that day, Richard, even though it was freezing cold, as I recall. Thanks.
  • Bandoras
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 18:38
Great Capture Ginnie !!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • david
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 19:15
fabulous door, fabulous detail. really beautiful
Ginnie Hart: It really was spectacular, David. Thanks.
  • Louis
  • South Africa
  • 23 Feb 2009, 20:18
You have the key?
Ginnie Hart: Don't I wish, Louis!
What an impressive door Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: It did impress me, for sure, Bernie. Thanks.
What's inside a church is sacred so we may infer the future cannot be bad as God is Fair and Benevolent.
Ginnie Hart: God has always been bedrock for me, Albert, so I trust the Doors before me!
  • Red Pen
  • United States
  • 23 Feb 2009, 23:46
Now that's a door! Beautiful, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, it is, Red Pen! Thanks.
  • Brian
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2009, 03:58
This is just gorgeous! THe details are amazing.
Ginnie Hart: It definitely had detail, Brian, something we don't see here in the States quite the same way, right?!
Gee, what a beautiful doorway!
You captured it fine Ginny!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Wim.
Nice shot Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Navin!
Love the intricate details in this spectacular door. Beautiful image Ginnie, love the symmetry. If the door is this beautiful I can only imagine what the rest of the Cathedral must be like.
Ginnie Hart: This kind of intricacy still awes me, John, because we just don't see stuff like this in the States!
  • Martin
  • United States
  • 24 Feb 2009, 13:52
Unlike many church doors, this one actually looks inviting!
Ginnie Hart: I know what you mean, Martin!
  • martie
  • US
  • 24 Feb 2009, 23:39
It's a beautiful door! Wouldn't it be wonderful if this image was there each time we embarked on a new journey? It is so beautiful you want to go through without looking back. Lovely!
Ginnie Hart: The "without looking back" is what is maybe the most important, Martie! Thanks.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 25 Feb 2009, 14:27
Lovely clean, intricate work Ginnie...one of your best, IMHO.
Ginnie Hart: That is very kind of you, Ray, and means a lot to me, coming from you!

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