Doors & Windows

Door - dôr, noun - A hinged, sliding, or revolving barrier at the entrance to a building, room, or vehicle, or in the framework of a cupboard.

Window - win·doh, noun - An opening in the wall or roof of a building or vehicle that is fitted with glass or other transparent material in a frame to admit light or air and allow people to see out.

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What is about doors and windows that fascinate many of us? Especially artists and photographers?
Big, small, colorful, antique, new, arched, stained, and paned, it seems that they beg to be opened -- to learn about what might be behind them, what stories they may tell?. History, culture, experiences and tales, lurk behind. Sometimes, doors and windows are full of patterns, textures, and designs -- so much so, that many are art forms, in and of themselves.

There's a message to be contemplated in whether they are open or closed. Do they welcome in the breeze and visitors, or lock out something unknown?

Some are huge and some are intimidating, some are small and just there. But, for many of us, they are so intriguing and fascinating, we just have to perpetuate their image.

Ever notice that children seem to also be fascinated with doors and windows? Especially doors -- "let me see", pulling things out of cabinets; opening, closing, and slamming? Getting into them -- finding a "treasure".

1880 Town, SD - Blacksmith

1880 Town, SD - Blacksmith

1880 Town, SD - Outhouse

1880 Town, SD - Outhouse

Abilene, KS - Old Town Door

Abilene, KS - Old Town Door

Adams, TN - Church Doors

Adams, TN - Church Doors

Amboy, CA - Roy's Motel Window

Amboy, CA - Roy's Motel Window

American Patriots

American Patriots

Arcadia, OK - Abandoned Hillbillies

Arcadia, OK -  Abandoned Hillbillies

Arcadia, OK - Round Barn Windows

Arcadia, OK - Round Barn Windows

Arkansas - Barn Ladder and Window

Arkansas - Barn Ladder and Window

Arkansas - Barn Window

Arkansas - Barn Window

Bannack, MT - Building Through Window

Bannack, MT - Building Through Window

Bannack, MT - Masonic Lodge-School Window

Bannack, MT - Masonic Lodge-School Window

Bannack, MT - Window View

Bannack, MT - Window View

Bannack, MT - Window View - 2

Bannack, MT - Window View - 2

Bar Window

Bar Window

Brackettville, TX - Abandoned Buildings - 2

Brackettville, TX - Abandoned Buildings - 2

Brackettville, TX - Door

Brackettville, TX - Door

Brackettville, TX - Door & Window

Brackettville, TX - Door & Window

Brackettville, TX - Doors

Brackettville, TX - Doors

Brackettville, TX - Enhanced Window

Brackettville, TX - Enhanced Window