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Welcome to the new, and improved version of Heaven in Belgium. I am Jientje. "Jientje", like the boys name Gene, followed by "chu"? "Gene-chu", that's how you pronounce my name. Yes!!!!That's it!! So now you know huh? I am an addicted blogger. I was born and raised and am still living in Belgium. Yeah, the "this-is- Tuesday-so-this-must-be-Brussels" kind of Belgium .. There, you see? Maybe you couldn't find it on the map, but at least I'm trying to change that a little by sharing lots of pictures. I really love to cook and create new things, like this blog for instance. I am a mother, not a grandmother,I don't know if I'll ever be, but I'll let you know in due time! Oh and um ... I am a wife too! They say I'm a traveler, and a photographer. Well that's just what they say, I love to make pictures, but I am far from professional ... If my English is not perfect, that would be because it's my second language. I do hope you'll forgive me any possible misspellings or strange vocabulary ... Now, as a result of all of the above, I get way too little sleep and my days are always much too short!

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Macro Monday, Doors




" The doors we open and close each day decide the lives we live"
Flora Whittemore


Maybe that's why I'm fascinated by them. This one wore the scars of life.


Molded wood, pieces missing ...


An old lock and chipped paint.


I never can resist photographing them.

And sometimes, looking at the same subject from a different angle makes all the difference.



Find more Macro Monday at Lisa’s Chaos.

26 comments:

Bim said...

Great pics. I really like the little green strip just visible between the two battered gates in the first shot. Surely the garden behind must be lovely :)

Quilly said...

What wonderful pics -- all of them -- you have given that door new life!

Riet said...

Wow, mooie foto's
Riet

Avril said...

Fantastic! and fascinating - who knows how many people have turned that key and opened the door?

Loree said...

The photos seem to tell a story of neglect.

moneythoughts said...

Even doors get old and fall apart. And, sometimes people build new doors to take their place. Nice pictures.

moneythoughts said...

Sure you can call me Fred. Some friends call me Freddie, as well as other names. My late wife called me "Frog" because she didn't like the name Fred. As I was born during the war (WWII), I got the same first two initials as our President FDR, as I am sure many baby boys did then. That how I became Frederick David.

Wanda said...

Jientje...Your photos make me want to find some old doors to photograph...I'll start with my own barn!

LceeL said...

I keep using the same words over and over when I see your photographs - wonderful, amazing, fantastic. I hope they haven't lost their meaning through constant use. But they (and the word 'lovely') are all that ever come to mind when I see your work. Art. They are truly Art.

Melli said...

I wonder HOW old that door is... you certainly did it justice!

jay said...

Gorgeous pictures!! I love old woodwork, old ironwork, and doors, too! I particularly like the second one, with just the wood with the hole in it. :)

lisaschaos said...

So much life has passed through those doors!

Carletta said...

Wonderful shots Jientje! I love the color, the patina of the locks, and the old peeling paint.

Regina said...

Really nice. Great shots.

kaye said...

great shots! have a nice day :)

Jientje said...

@ Bim: I like that too, when you get just a little glimpse of what's behind it!
@ Quilly: Yes, The more they're scarred and worn and torn, the more I love them.
@ Riet: Dank u Riet!
@ Avril: That's exactly what I always wonder.
@ Loree: Neglect seems too strong a word for that to me. People in the South of France just don't care much for paint. I'm glad they don't, it would not be the same!
@ moneythoughts: I like the old ones better Fred! I like the story of your name, it has meaning.
@ Wanda : I'll bet that old barn door looks fabulous!
@ Lou: Art. Phewww! That's truly a very nice compliment!
@ Melli:I have no idea how old it is, but I had fun with it!
@ jay: Yes, the molded wood giving you that little peek, I like that too.
@ lisaschaos:Yes, I often wonder who lived there, what they did ...
@ Carletta: Yes, it's a lovely color too, at least, what's left of it!
@ Regina: Thanks!
@ kaye: Have a great day yourself kaye!

Dimple said...

Great shots! I also like to look closely, especially at old things.

Thom said...

Someone sure didn't take care of this door. The pictures are fantastic :)

Your EG Tour Guide said...

Wonderful, Jientje! I'm very fond of wooden things and the doors are fabulous finds.

Linda Higgins said...

That is a huge key! Loved that door! What was behind the door? Facinating to say the least!

Dr.John said...

Certainly a different way to see a door.

Carolyn Ford said...

Fabulous...

spacedlaw said...

Wonderful door!

Gattina said...

That's very true, looking from different sides you can see different things. Beautiful pictures of a rotten door, lol !

Joseph Pulikotil said...

Hi:)

The rotten door has come alive with your amazing photo and wonderful narration.

When one door closes another door opens.

Have a nice day:)
Joseph

♥RocĂ­o♥ said...

Wow that was pretty AMAZING!

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