Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Doors, Door Knobs and Handles

cees-fun-fotoI have rarely taken photos of Door Knobs and Handles, so this is inspiration to pay more attention to little things as well in future…  I’m learning.  But I do have some shots of doors-of-interest, interest to me i.e., so it’s time for some fun & sharing.


A typical door in Baltimore


We visited a friend in Baltimore and I just loved her door.  To me, it had that slight hint of English to it, but not quite. She did think of putting on a knocker but didn’t dare think of a mail-slot.

A bank's side-door in Manhatten, NYC

A bank’s side-door in Manhattan, NYC

A Peranakan Door

A Peranakan Door


A door to a typical moderately rich Peranakan family house in Southeast Asia. Door patterns and banners are usually with old Chinese touch but these door knockers (without dragon-heads) and the terracotta floor tiles are touches of British influence in their culture. (I am Peranakan & can relate to this scene.)


A Moon Gate door

A Moon Gate door

This is called a Moon Gate (月门) and it usually leads to a garden ~ where you can see the moon. It connects the inside to the outside & celebrates the continuity of the cycle of life.

A backdoor to a village house

A backdoor to a village house



A “DIY” back door to a village residence in Malaysia.








 And the final shot is of my bedroom’s “Made in the Garage” Shoji doors, using thick Japanese rice paper.  😀

My Shoji Doors

My Shoji Doors



One response to “Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge – Doors, Door Knobs and Handles

  1. You have some marvelous doors for this week’s challenge. Thanks for playing.


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