Jake’s Sunday Post theme, ‘Door’


Jake’s Sunday Post theme this week, is “Door.” I was reminded of my trip to Morocco, and the photo we took of the entrance to the Royal Palace, built in the 17th century, and situated right in the centre of Fez. It’s reputed to be one of the most elegant structures in Morocco, but alas, the beautiful and ornate doors are not open to the general public. As you can see, even from the outside it’s an impressive sight.

I was itching to go inside, as I believe that this palace houses innumerable valuable artifacts from all over Morocco, including carpets from Rabat, pottery, silk fabrics and ancient manuscripts. It also has beautifully painted ceilings and intricate mosaic work.The palace, which comprises 80 hectares of land, is said to have lovely gardens and mosques inside the compound, and is still used as the residence for the king of Morocco when he visits the area. If I had a holiday home like that, I’d want everyone to see and admire it, wouldn’t you?¬† ;)

Anyway, getting away from the sublime, I decided to show you my own front door, which should you decide to visit, I will gladly open to you.

My next door neighbour is not so friendly, but I persuaded hubby to creep up and poke the camera through his security gate, so that I could show you his custom-made door, on which are carved “The Big Five,” as they are known in Africa. The phrase was coined by big game hunters, and refers to the five most difficult animals in Africa, to hunt on foot. These are, the African Elephant, Black Rhino, Cape Buffalo, Lion, and Leopard. Come to think of it, my neighbour is probably the sixth most dangerous. ;)

I hope you enjoyed my choice of doors for the challenge. You can go and check out other bloggers takes on the theme, here.

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70 comments on “Jake’s Sunday Post theme, ‘Door’

  1. You are a natural born blogger. Look how quickly you have grown this blog. It’s amazing.
    I can’t see your door but I can see you in front of the Moroccan door. It’s a great pic.

  2. It’s tough when you don’t get along with a neighbor…as others have said, it is his loss…
    Love the doors from Morocco…

  3. Love your doors. It is a shame your neighbor is not friendly. He is missing out on enjoying you as his neighbor. His lost.

    BE ENCOURAGED! BE BLESSED!

    • Thanks, Francine. Yes it is a shame for people who are so miserable. Thankfully, it’s only his holiday home, so he isn’t here very much. ;)

  4. Great photos. Love The Five. Glad your husband retrieved the pic and made it back unscathed. Dangerous neighbors. Been there…
    Thanks for visiting my blog. :-)

  5. Yikes!! It was really brave of you husband to sneak up to take the picture…I do love the door….Sorry that you have such a nasty neighbor

  6. I think it’s fair to say that your neighbour and I have very different tastes when it comes to doors! Why would anyone want that? :-)

  7. WOW! The last one, with animals fascinated me. I wished to have this door… So beautiful. Thank you dear AD, wonderful entry. Love, nia

  8. Beautiful thise palace doors AD!
    As for the neighbour’s door – maybe he got a door like that to warn people ;-)
    Yours though, looks very welcoming ;-)

  9. Nice :D We’ve had our share of hateful neighbors over the years-thankfully we are finally surrounded by great,helpful and very friendly ones here (for the first time ever). Loving your door-very similar (but a bit nicer than) ours (which was painted white…a long time ago from the looks of it) :)

    The DC

  10. Hi AD, I suppose when your neighbour opens his door that makes and extra ‘most dangerous’ :lol:

    • Definitely so, newsy. That word does describe his taste in most things, including his metallic maroon Bentley, and also his bright red Holden V8 SS pick up truck. (Aussie Chev.) ;)

  11. classic AD, sent your hubby to take the photo. What a good hubby you have. Not sure I like the big five door! But Morocco and you door are both very nice indeed :)

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