The Doors

I always want to bring home a ton of things when I travel to a new place.  I find so many things that are cool, unusual, and signify an experience I never want to forget. My son “collects” key chains and my daughter “collects” snow globes from our travels.  My husband “collects” shot glasses and I always bring back a Christmas ornament for my tree.  Recently, I started collecting Nativity Scenes unique to the place I am visiting.

Another ritual I have is taking pictures of doors.  I love how doors are so culturally significant and really indicative of personally, class and background.  I love the variation of size, color, materials and purpose.  I imagine what is on the other side of the doors, how old they are and what stories they would tell if they could talk.  I enjoy making simple blank greeting cards out of many of the pictures I take during my travels and sending those to clients.  The door pictures are some of my favorites.  Here are some I took last year in Italy and last month in Mexico.

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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Rome, Italy

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Sorrento, Italy

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Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy – the most stunning place I have EVER been!!!

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Villa Cimbrone, Ravello, Amalfi Coast, Italy

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Pompeii, Italy

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Pompeii, Italy

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

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Oaxaca, Mexico

 

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