Entering Portals to Worlds Other than Your Own

A collection of portals into worlds that seem to be other than mine.

Whenever I see an unusual door I’m always curious as to what’s behind it. This one has bars on it that let me stick my nose in.A red flowered mural on a door in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoInside the door was a red whale mural, and some intriguing stairs that lead up to what? a portal to another world? Alas the door was locked so I couldn’t just wander in and find out. Inside the door with the red flowered mural are some stairs and a red whale mural in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoThat door was in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico, and this gateway to another world was nearby. This was one I did not stick my nose into! A monster guarding a drain in Puerto Vallarta, MexicoA silhouette against the light of an arched tunnel in Aalborghus Slot in Aalborg, Denmark. What’s at the end of the tunnel?A silhouette against the light of an arched tunnel in Aalborghus Slot in Aalborg, DenmarkA portal to another world indeed, the doorway into a monastery on Inle Lake in Myanmar.
The Monastery Just Outside Inle LakeIn October in La Rioja, Spain the grape harvest was in full swing and the aromas of crushed grapes, red wine and alcohol led me to this doorway, which led into a winery mostly in the subterranean tunnels below (Laguardia, Spain).Doorway into wineryThis door leads to a prison cell at the Crumlin St. Gaol in Belfast, Ireland. Door to a Prison at the Crumlin St. Gaol in Belfast, IrelandA room at the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal fortress in Agra, India.A room at the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal fortress, is another UNESCO World Heritage site in Agra, and in its own way just as beautiful as the Taj MahalEntering a graffiti-carved cave on the Maastricht Cave Tour in Holland.Graffiti carved into the soft marl walls in the Maastricht Cave TourSteps leading down into the Marble Arch Caves Geopark near Enniskellen in Ireland, UK.  Stairs down to the Marble Arch Caves near Enniskellen in Ireland, UKClimb out the window and enter a not-so-secret garden, Monet’s exuberant inspiration outside his house in Giverny, France. A window in Monet's house overlooks his exuberant gardenMy personal inspiring view, looking outside my studio on a gloomy Vancouver day. Don’t you just want to run outside? No? I can tell you this former mattress factory is now a maze of around 250 artist’s studios where one can spend the entire day just wandering around, but only during the Eastside Culture Crawl in mid-NovemberEastside Window with Dark MoonMore of Frank’s Photo Challenge: Portal.

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