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The finest “doorporn” of London

Written by 9 January 2013 5 Comments

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I have become a woman obsessed. All I need these days is my camera, my two legs, my favourite city in the world – London – and enough time before the sun goes down. I then seek out my target; the doors of London. That’s right, after a year away my time back in London hasn’t been spent visiting friends and family who’ve forgotten what I look like, it’s been spent risking multiple restraining orders and giving myself more than one crick in my neck trying to capture some of the most beautiful doors in London.

It’s not always been this way for me. My Instagram feed wasn’t always so #doorporn heavy. In fact, I went through phases of overusing the #cloudporn and #foodporn hashtags. But then one day I spotted a perfectly pretty picture of a door captured by someone on my feed and instantly I was inspired to pursue this new perversion that I have been dipping in and out of ever since. I still struggle to place my finger on what it is that makes doors so beautiful in photos. I’m sure it’s something to do with how they invite the imagination to question what’s behind; all the secrets and the stories… I suppose the door is the ultimate tease to an inquisitive travelling mind.

By the way before you report me to my Editor let me prove I’m far from being the only one with this obsession – search for #doorporn on Instagram and you’ll be amazed at how many other #doorpervs are out there.

But then an even funnier thing happened. As I uploaded a bundle of my phone and camera photos to my Dropbox account recently I realised that these photos were an attractive collection of snapshots of London, a city so varied in its architecture – historically and culturally – that I thought I’d share these photos with you. Feel free to consider the different shapes, styles and of course the stories that may lie behind these beautiful doors of London…

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If you’re interested in knowing where these doors live, most of these photos were taking in and around London’s up market area of Kensington and Chelsea.

And now over to you my fellow travel lovers, what have you become obsessed taking photos of recently?

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5 Comments »

  • Jessy said:

    Not only in London, also in Crete there are wonderful doors that look as colorfull and extraordinary as this. This discovery is not only fun, but also the holidays.

  • Anita said:

    Great idea. I love to shoot special “little” things in other cities, too. However, that out there are so many door-fetishists it’s still impressive :-)

  • Frankie (author) said:

    Hi @Anita – thanks for your comment and I’m glad that you don’t think I’m too weird with my door obsession! Photographing the small things is a lovely way to capture a place :-)

  • Frankie (author) said:

    Hi @Jessy! You have inspired me to look into holidays in Crete… I love doors in Mediterranean countries. Swoon!

  • Diane said:

    Dublin Doors will have you drooling. I love taking photos of doors and windows. I didn’t realize there was an actual hashtag for it!!!! Not a good thing to discover when I have to work!!! :)

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