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.


Entrance to the cathedral in the Gothic Quarter.




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


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


The back gate of Sagrada Família.






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