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".

Adams, TN - Church Doors

Adams, TN - Church Doors

Amboy, CA - Roy's Motel Window

Amboy, CA - Roy's Motel Window

Arcadia, OK - Abandoned Hillbillies

Arcadia, OK -  Abandoned Hillbillies

Arcadia, OK - Round Barn Windows

Arcadia, OK - Round Barn Windows

Bar Window

Bar Window

Brackettville, TX - Screens

Brackettville, TX - Screens

Cairo, IL - Building Windows - 2

Cairo, IL - Building Windows - 2

Cement, OK - Door to Nowhere

Cement, OK - Door to Nowhere

Chatanooga, TN - Lookout Mountain Arched Door - 2

Chatanooga, TN - Lookout Mountain Arched Door - 2

Chili Peppers

Chili Peppers

Christmas Window

Christmas Window

Dallas, TX - Skylight at Anatole Hotel

Dallas, TX - Skylight at Anatole Hotel

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Window

Death Valley Junction, CA - Amargosa Cafe Window

Del Rio, TX - Old Methodist Church Doors

Del Rio, TX - Old Methodist Church Doors

Del Rio, TX - Old Methodist Church Window

Del Rio, TX - Old Methodist Church Window

Fort McKavett, TX - Window

Fort McKavett, TX - Window

Glenrio, TX-NM - First In Last In - Broken Window

Glenrio, TX-NM - First In Last In - Broken Window

Greenville, TX - Church Window - 2

Greenville, TX - Church Window - 2

Guthrie, OK - Purple Doors

Guthrie, OK - Purple Doors

Hackberry, AZ - Window Stickers

Hackberry, AZ - Window Stickers