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.
I love that last door. Feel free to swipe it and send it to me. I’ll make it fit somewhere on my home.
You’d be most welcome to it, but I’m not risking my life, not even for you. 😉
The carvings on the last door are incredible. Very nice entries for the challenge.
Thanks very much, Isadora. 😉
Too busy looking at this challenge to eat my breakfast! Love your interpretation. I’m new this week and suitably inspired.
Thanks so much for the visit. Good luck with your Sunday Post entry. 😉
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.
Thanks, rogue. 😉 I love this WP site.
I am a sucker for doors like your front door (met loodglas in) 🙂
Yes, me too, Son. I like the light to be able to shine in. 😉
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…
Yes, I would love to have a friendly neighbour that side, but the ones we have in Florida more than make up for him. 😉
That’s good! 🙂
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. 😉
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. 🙂
Hehehe. Thanks so much for the visit too. 😉
Lucky he wasn’t shot!
But a great door. I love all of them.
Yes very lucky, Tilly. He’s well insured though. 😉
😉 Good one 🙂
Thanks very much for the visit. 😉
Thank you for visiting me. 😉
Much nicer on this platform..
Definitely a lot more going on here. The new LD site seems like a quiet backwater in comparison.
I love finding ‘different’ doors and wondering who decided to decorate as they have
Yes, I think it can sometimes give one an insight into who lives there.
eeek, mine is awful
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
Yes, me too, Suzanne. Hubby is VERY brave. 😉
Excellent post my friend those door design in curving are really great thanks for sharing 🙂
Thanks so much, jake. 😉
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? 🙂
Well that in itself, tells me a lot about you, lance. 😉
Love the scary neighbour’s door…now…why is he so ?
Well, he’s very argumentative and bad tempered especially when he’s been drinking. I pity his wife.
But what means to these animals… I didn’t understand… dear AD, why is it dangerous… ? Love, nia
The man who owns this door is a very unpleasant person, nia.
WOW! The last one, with animals fascinated me. I wished to have this door… So beautiful. Thank you dear AD, wonderful entry. Love, nia
Thanks, nia. Glad you enjoyed.
What makes your neighbour so dangerous?
His temper, and the fact that he drinks too much. ;(
I hate people like that, sympathy for having him so close
Yours wins by miles! More welcoming and elegant 🙂
Thanks, Madhu. I certainly prefer a more classic door. 😉
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 😉
Thanks, 68. Yes, this neighbour should come with a warning, especially when he’s had a few. 😉
I love the elegance of your front door
Thanks, Rosa. 😉
Thanks, DC. Luckily his house is empty most of the time, but when he happens to come down to stay, we certainly know about it. 😦
Nice 😀 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) 🙂
Thanks, ppd. 😉 xxx
Your hubby will move mountains for you ad in the face of danger…or unfriendly neighbours 😉
Love your doors.
Oh yes, he certainly will, Hopestar. He knows what’s good for him. 😉 Thanks. Hugs xx
I love most things wood. Those doors are exquisite
Thanks for the visit, Roly. 😉
Hi AD, I suppose when your neighbour opens his door that makes and extra ‘most dangerous’ 😆
That’s for sure. He’s like a mad bull. 😉
Lovely doors, but I do find the neighbour’s door a bit kitsch for a front door.
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.) 😉
I much prefer your front door AD
Thanks, optie. 😉
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 🙂
I agree that “Big Five” door is rather OTT, and we’ve all had a bit of a giggle over it. 😉