The Doors of Perception

What Do Front Doors Say About Someone?

Front doors may not be a window into one’s soul, but they do reveal something about one’s spirit. Doors can be portals or gateways that give hints to one’s identity, wealth, character, and individuality.

The Doors of Perception..in León

On my daily one-mile walk from my apartment to the house that is being remodeled, I couldn’t help but notice how individualistic front doors were. I have tried to give descriptions of the first the thing that popped into my mind when I saw them. I tried to envision who and what was behind them. I instinctively tried to answer questions like Who? Profession? Status?  Income? Why? Seriously?

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Gloomy.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Remorseful.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Defensive.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Beware.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Dejected.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Neglected.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Humble.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Confident.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Depressed.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Artistic.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Disturbed.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Authoritative.

front door, León, Nicaragua

Noble.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Oppressive.

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Elitist.

Doors, León, Nicaragua

Morose.

A threshold offers a glimpse into one’s spirit.  These front doors gave me an instant, dreamlike access to the personal lives of everyday folks that I have never met.

Viva León, Jodido!

 

2 Comments on “The Doors of Perception

  1. Also a fascination of mine – doors offer endless psychological analysis, hehe. The doors of Sidi Bou Said in Tunisia are a personal favorite! Great post.

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    • I can see the similarity.
      What initially intrigued me about the doors in León was that were “neighbors”. Because of the age of the homes, some neighborhoods lack continuity. The wealthy and the poor live side-by-side.

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