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.Inside 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. That 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 silhouette against the light of an arched tunnel in Aalborghus Slot in Aalborg, Denmark. What’s at the end of the tunnel?A portal to another world indeed, the doorway into a monastery on Inle Lake in Myanmar.
In 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).This door leads to a prison cell at the Crumlin St. Gaol in Belfast, Ireland. A room at the Agra Fort, a 16th-century Mughal fortress in Agra, India.Entering a graffiti-carved cave on the Maastricht Cave Tour in Holland.Steps leading down into the Marble Arch Caves Geopark near Enniskellen in Ireland, UK. Climb out the window and enter a not-so-secret garden, Monet’s exuberant inspiration outside his house in Giverny, France. My 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-November. More of Frank’s Photo Challenge: Portal.