Doors of Barcelona

“There are things known and things unknown and in between are the doors of perception.” Aldous Huxley

Open or closed, there is always a mystery about doors.

Jim Morrison adjusted this quote a little bit and had left out the “of perception” so it is just “doors”. It’s this simplicity represented in it that fascinates me about doors. They are simply a boundary between what we can see and what is hidden. There is something sacred in them. They welcome yet forbid. They pose questions. They protect the intimacy of a household. They hide secrets. They bear thousands of stories.

All of the following doors and gates I captured in Barcelona. You can check my first collection of doors HERE.

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Entrance to the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter.

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One of the private doors in Casa Batlló. To my big surprise, some of the flats are actually in private ownership.

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One of the front doors of Sagrada Família. The facade is covered in leaves to represent the tree of life.

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The back gate of Sagrada Família.

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