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photoblog image A Door in the Middle of the Door

A Door in the Middle of the Door

 

Kinda like a wheel in the middle of a wheel?

Seen in Den Burg, Texel Island, Netherlands.



A Door in the Middle of the Door

 

Kinda like a wheel in the middle of a wheel?

Seen in Den Burg, Texel Island, Netherlands.



comments (52)

I just love the color on this one Ginnie. A great shot.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Frances. I love faded paint like this.
  • vintage
  • Australia
  • 2 Nov 2011, 00:36
Great colour and texture capture
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Vintage.
  • Ray
  • Thailand
  • 2 Nov 2011, 00:44
The doors make a wonderful backdrop for this fine marvel of human ingenuity, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Ray. I wonder which one came first? smile
Doors and a bike make a good shot... did you add extra blue to the doors or are they really that cool looking in real life Ginnie?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Jacquelyn. No "extra blue" added to these doors...just some contrast. They're very eye-catching in real life!
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 2 Nov 2011, 05:03
It makes sense... the winter can be cold and to use the smaller door will keep the warmth in.
This is like two worlds into one, the old and the new.
They did a great effort to preserve the beautiful door.
Wonderful picture and treatment.
Ginnie Hart: I learn all kinds of things from you, MLMA. I love it! Hartstikke bedankt.
  • Mroy
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2011, 06:02
Oh this is just so gorgeous.

Ginnie, what editing software do you use?
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Maria. I use PS3...the basic tools!
  • Ahmad
  • Iran
  • 2 Nov 2011, 06:02
Very nice color and full of sense
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Ahmad.
Saves opening the big one just to let the milkman in
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Bill. smile I can just picture it.
  • Paule
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2011, 06:23
Very nice composition!

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Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Paule.
Gorgeous colors.. Good to see they preserved the old fashioned door. And although I'm not an advocate of "old is gold", this one seriously is..
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Sudipto. Thank you!
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2011, 07:03
An interesting motive with some Dutch flair- but the treatment is, sorry, sorry, horrible!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you and sorry, Philine...but that was the color of the door. All I did was up the contrast a bit. Sometimes the truth is more interesting than fiction, as we say. smile
Hues so subtle! for this design harmoniously composed! Ah, the bicycle is king in you Ginnie, I will soon post my pictures of Amsterdam .. Nice day to you.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear, dear Mathilde. I hadn't thought about it like that but the bicycle is indeed king in me. smile I like that thought.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2011, 07:47
Oh, thank you for this correction, Ginnie! Yes, you are right- and such a door is really worth to be photographed in this fine way!
Ginnie Hart: You're welcome, Philine. Sometimes "reality" can be astounding. smile
  • Anne
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2011, 08:09
What a wonderful find - a fantastic picture Ginnie. Those little doors are apparently known as wicket gates.
Ginnie Hart: Ahhh. A new term for me for such a door, Anne. Thank you for the "trivia" to enlighten my day. smile
  • Chris
  • England
  • 2 Nov 2011, 08:38
Nice one Ginnie: you have a good eye for this sort of thing
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
  • Alan
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2011, 08:38
Yes, I see what you've seen. The Dutch bikes are quite distinctive, aren't they? Is there some sort of writing towards the top right of the door?

Texel Island- is that were the Texel breed of sheep got their name, I wonder?
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Alana. And yes, good eye about the writing on the top right. When I zoom in, it looks like sanskrit! I'll ask Astrid about it when she gets home from work.

And yes, again, about the Texel sheep. The island is well known for its wool from those sheep!
  • Linda
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2011, 09:53
This is a fabulous old door,the bike suits it very much, with the wood of the basket and the black frame and I love those cobbles! It makes me want to peek in the door smile
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Linda, and me, too! What in the world is behind either of those doors!
Interesting photo, very nice captured!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Mats.
very nice crop like this, the door has that vintage feel to it.
Ginnie Hart: Bedankt, Chantal. I'd love to know how old it is!
  • Chad Doveton
  • Where latitude and longitude meet.
  • 2 Nov 2011, 10:17
I wonder if the small door has a cat flap in it Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! A door within a door within a door. It could go on forever, Chad. smile
Wow, excellent image Ginnie! Beautifully composed, wonderful color and unique subject. Very cool! It would be fun trying out the little door for size :^)
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir. I'd love to see someone from inside open it just to see why! smile
  • Marcie
  • United States
  • 2 Nov 2011, 12:03
What an incredible door!! Love the colors the textures..the design. Great find!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Marcie. It sure grabbed my attention. Not something we see in the States, right?!
This is a wonderful door Ginnie and the bike finishes it off for me.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, Brian. At first I was sorry the bike was there but then decided it added a bit of reality to the image. smile
Ha! I like the small one, G!
Did you encounter Oompa-Loompas on that island?
Ginnie Hart: HA! Well, now that you mention it, LC.... grin Thanks for the smile.
What a great door, really shows its age.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Les. I'd love to know exactly how old it is!
Very nice components and composition Ginnie, those doors are great, and a classic bike.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, John. It sure grabbed my attention the second I saw it!
  • george
  • Ireland
  • 2 Nov 2011, 18:16
What a wonderful door, it must have been designed by a genius - and photographed by one...
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, George...and flattery will get you just about everywhere! smile
So lovely and my-kind-of-a-picture: old doors (even two!) and a bike. I wish I was there!
A perfect shot, Ginnie!
Ginnie Hart: Thank you most kindly, Jozica, for stopping by and commenting here!
milkman , its for when you come home with one to many and havent got the strenght to open the big gate.A fine twiddle Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: HA! Makes sense to me, Mick! Thank you. smile
  • paul
  • United Kingdom
  • 2 Nov 2011, 19:22
like the circles that you find in the windmills of your mind?
Ginnie Hart: Exactly, Paul. I really like that thought. smile Thanks.
...and the ever-present bicycle... smile
Ginnie Hart: At first I had wished it weren't there, Larry, but then liked the reality it gave to the image. Thanks.
  • Oscar
  • Germany
  • 2 Nov 2011, 21:50
muy bien visto... me encanta el tratamiento
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, Oscar. Gracias.
  • CherryPie
  • Great Britain (UK)
  • 3 Nov 2011, 00:53
Fantastic, I love it smile
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Cherry. Thank you.
Thats one nice ride!
Ginnie Hart: Yes, indeed, Rags! Thanks.
That is absolutely gorgeous.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
j'adore ce sytle de porte où une petite porte se présente à côté du vélo aussi
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, l'Angevine. Merci.
  • tede
  • France
  • 3 Nov 2011, 09:05
Ginnie really superb, very very beautiful image. Nice day.
Ginnie Hart: Thanks a million, Tede! Merci.
  • Frida
  • Sweden
  • 3 Nov 2011, 10:36
What a great capture Ginnie, well seen and captured. Love the colors on the door.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, dear Frida. It sure grabbed my attention!
Terrific pic, Ginnie - might have been even better without the bike!
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Tom. I, too, initially wished the bike weren't there and then later saw the "present reality" as adding to the timelessness of the door.
It could be a time travel fantasy, Ginnie. A bicycle-riding time traveller arrives in front of a medieval door, leaves it parked there and goes to explore Den Burg.
Ginnie Hart: Now that's a thought, Beverly! Leave it to you to add interest to an image like this. smile Thanks.
  • Debb
  • United Kingdom
  • 3 Nov 2011, 16:02
beautiful. I love the colours, and the old door, and the whole picture.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, dear Debb.
Lovely doors and the colours are great. It could be in Oxford Ginnie
Ginnie Hart: In Oxford. WOW. Wouldnt that be a sight, Janet. Thanks for the thought.
Great shot! Love the texture and colour, the small door in the large, and the way the bicycle is centred.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you kindly, JP. It sure grabbed my attention.
  • SAVO
  • United Kingdom
  • 4 Nov 2011, 05:17
Wow Wow Wow!
I have posted a few 'doors' here on SC and seen a few posted:

http://savo.shutterchance.com/image/2010/09/13/temple-of-divus-romulus/

this however has got to be one of the more cracking images I have seen!
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, dear SAVO. I remember your door. It, too, was cracking! smile
  • Mirco
  • Switzerland
  • 4 Nov 2011, 07:27
Nice capture
Ginnie Hart: Thanks, Mirco.
awesome door! very artistic
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir!
  • rian
  • Vestavia Hills, AL
  • 5 Nov 2011, 22:42
i like how these doors seem to be made of the same material as that of a knight's armor.. love the symmetry too.. well done!
Ginnie Hart: I like the idea of kinight's armor, Rian. Thanks for that thought. smile
  • Penny
  • back home at last
  • 6 Nov 2011, 23:23
Looks like a very magical entrance, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Yes, Penny. Sure makes me wonder what's behind it. Probably best left to the imagination! smile Thanks.
outstanding! too good!
Ginnie Hart: You're a sweetheart, Joshi. Thank you kindly.
Nice shot, I like the juxtaposition of the bike spokes to the planks and bricks.
Ginnie Hart: Thank you, kind sir.
A confrontation between modernity and heritage. A beautiful composition, Ginnie.
Ginnie Hart: Merci, dear Olivier. I loved the juxtaposition.
I am in love with this shot.
Ginnie Hart: You're very kind, Gauray. Thank you.

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