Doors

Suddenly while setting up a Flickr account I came upon this picture I took at the Amber Palace this year.
I am particularly fond of photographing doors and windows – specially those from the past. They always seem to shut you out of a story. In this snap particularly, I like the contrast with the open passage, as if history was offering you a choice between knowing and not knowing. Both inviting you and shutting you out at the same time.

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5 Comments Add yours

  1. Shantanu says:

    That’s an awesome photo! I recently saw a photo-essay in the JetWings in-flight magazine; they were of doors in Pondicherry and were amazing in their variety and intricate designs.

  2. Madhuri says:

    Thanks Shantanu. In Jaipur and Amber too a lot of focus is given to doors and most buildings/forts have doors with delicate workings. There are also some beautiful pictures of rotting doors in Sebald’s Austerlitz, which lend a desolation to the already desolate tale of the book 🙂

  3. Szerelem says:

    What a lovely photo!!

    And I did the tag too – umm, sort of.

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