old city, new door

  • January 22nd, 2014


    Don’t know about you, but I like a good door. This one was particularly appealing as I passed it by in a Sultanahmet han today. I like the patina of rust over the chipped green paint. I like the way it’s ramshackle and yet still locked up. I like the fact it’s all gone slightly off kilter with age (I can relate). And I really like the way the cats seemed to keep a lookout from it, slipping through the narrow gap at the bottom with their semi-liquid bodies. This unpretentious entrance is kind of grand.

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  • Joy @MyTravelingJoys 01.22.2014  

    I love photos of old doors and windows too, and have a whole collection of them! 🙂 What’s also kind of funny/interesting to me, if you didn’t know, in restaurant speak “86” means to be out of something. So the “86” on the door could have so many other meanings, out of time, out of life, used up, etc.

  • innes  

    Yes, I remember that being Eighty-sixed was being kicked out of a bar, or temporarily banned from a place. Any idea what the significance of that particular number is? Perhaps it’s time I did some research …


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