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Doorway Collection

Stepping through history, culture, and imagination - the doorway unveils its hidden tales

Background imageDoorway Collection: Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Ivanovka, Russia, 1913

Sergei Rachmaninov, Russian composer, pianist and conductor, Ivanovka, Russia, 1913. Rachmaninov (1873-1943) with his daughter Irina and pet dog

Background imageDoorway Collection: An art nouveau doorway in central Paris, France, Europe

An art nouveau doorway in central Paris, France, Europe

Background imageDoorway Collection: Georgia O Keeffe country

Georgia O Keeffe country, Rio Arriba County, New Mexico, United States of America, North America

Background imageDoorway Collection: Sun Studios

Sun Studios, Memphis, Tennessee, United States of America, North America

Background imageDoorway Collection: Church Sheep

Church Sheep
6th August 1955: Sheep huddle in the doorway of the Abbey on the tiny island of Iona, famous for its connection with St Columba who founded a community on Iona after he was expelled from Ireland

Background imageDoorway Collection: Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London

Winston Churchill at Sidney Street Siege, East London
Winston Churchill, then Home Secretary, with a group of policemen during the Siege of Sidney Street in Stepney, East London, on 3 January 1911. Date: 1911

Background imageDoorway Collection: Royal Palace Door, Fes, Morocco

Royal Palace Door, Fes, Morocco

Background imageDoorway Collection: Iron entry, Rainbow row, Historic Charleston, SC

Iron entry, Rainbow row, Historic Charleston, SC

Background imageDoorway Collection: Chapel Quad, Lincoln College, Oxford

Chapel Quad, Lincoln College, Oxford. circa 1890

Background imageDoorway Collection: Detective Sergeant George Carter (left played by Dennis Waterman

Detective Sergeant George Carter (left played by Dennis Waterman) and Detective Inspector John " Jack" Regan (right played by John Thaw)

Background imageDoorway Collection: Castle Hotel, Bakewell

Castle Hotel, Bakewell
Now called the Castle In, the premises is still in business over a century after this photo was taken. Ernest Battersby is standing in the doorway and the man sitting on the steps is named Ted Ellis

Background imageDoorway Collection: Children with ice lollies on a Balham street, SW London

Children with ice lollies on a Balham street, SW London
Five children eating ice lollies in the doorway of a betting shop on a Balham street, SW London. Date: circa 1961

Background imageDoorway Collection: Traditional house, Wyk, Fohr Island, North Frisian Islands, Schleswig Holstein, Germany

Traditional house, Wyk, Fohr Island, North Frisian Islands, Schleswig Holstein, Germany

Background imageDoorway Collection: Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, Devon

Bayards Cove, Dartmouth, Devon
View of Bayards Cove through a medieval stone doorway of Dartmouth Castle, a fort at Dartmouth, Devon. circa 1980s

Background imageDoorway Collection: Stock Exchange

Stock Exchange
circa 1820: The London Stock Exchange from a drawing by Thomas H Shepherd. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageDoorway Collection: NM, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Canyon Road, legendary for its many art galleries, old

NM, New Mexico, Santa Fe, Canyon Road, legendary for its many art galleries, old wood door

Background imageDoorway Collection: The Church of San Juan Bautista, founded in 1797, San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico, North America

The Church of San Juan Bautista, founded in 1797, San Juan Chamula, Chiapas, Mexico, North America

Background imageDoorway Collection: Christs College

Christs College
circa 1930: The gateway of Christs College, Cambridge, depicting the college crest. (Photo by Herbert Felton/Herbert Felton/Getty Images)

Background imageDoorway Collection: Berry Bros and Rudd Wine Merchants, London, England, United Kingdom

Berry Bros and Rudd Wine Merchants, London, England, United Kingdom

Background imageDoorway Collection: Berry Bros and Rudd Wine Merchants, London, England, United Kingdom

Berry Bros and Rudd Wine Merchants, London, England, United Kingdom

Background imageDoorway Collection: Kirkstall Abbey. Doorway on the North Side, 1850s. Creator: Joseph Cundall

Kirkstall Abbey. Doorway on the North Side, 1850s. Creator: Joseph Cundall
Kirkstall Abbey. Doorway on the North Side, 1850s

Background imageDoorway Collection: Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire, August 1947

Kilpeck Church, Herefordshire, August 1947
A GWR Publicity view of the south door of Kilpeck Church, near the ancient parish of St Devereux in Herefordshire, August 1947

Background imageDoorway Collection: Interior of The Treasury, Petra, Jordan

Interior of The Treasury, Petra, Jordan
The site is open from 6am to 6pm during the summer and from 6am to 4 pm in winter

Background imageDoorway Collection: Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left)

Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left) and Ike Reed at the entrance to the Same Old Moses Saloon
OKLAHOMA: SALOON, c1900. Moses Weinberger (center) with bartenders Mack O Brien (left) and Ike Reed at the entrance to the Same Old Moses Saloon at 211 West Harrison Avenue in Guthrie, Oklahoma

Background imageDoorway Collection: Frontispiece of Collegium Fama Fraternitatis by Theophilus Schweighardt, 1618

Frontispiece of Collegium Fama Fraternitatis by Theophilus Schweighardt, 1618
XJF354286 Frontispiece of Collegium Fama Fraternitatis by Theophilus Schweighardt, 1618 by German School, (17th century); Private Collection; (add.info)

Background imageDoorway Collection: Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown

Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Creator: Unknown
Wall in the Tomb of the Augurs (Tomba degli Auguri) at Tarquinia, Italy, (1928). Etruscan burial chamber, 1st Half of 6th Century B.C...Wailing men on each side of the tomb door

Background imageDoorway Collection: Tunisia, Kairouan, Madina, Blue door

Tunisia, Kairouan, Madina, Blue door

Background imageDoorway Collection: Drake & Mount Ltd shopfront - Pet Food Store

Drake & Mount Ltd shopfront - Pet Food Store
Drake & Mount Ltd, High Street, Bracknell - shopfront - Pet Food Store Date: mid 1930s

Background imageDoorway Collection: A homes entrance, Sidi Chamharouch, Morocco

A homes entrance, Sidi Chamharouch, Morocco
The doorway of a home in the Hamlet of Sidi Chamharouch, 2310m above sea lavel in Tangier, Morocco

Background imageDoorway Collection: Peat Man & Irish Cottage

Peat Man & Irish Cottage
A man delivering peat in a basket to a typical Irish cottage, watched by a little boy and two women in the doorway. Date: October 1938

Background imageDoorway Collection: Walton Street Police Station, Knightsbridge, SW London

Walton Street Police Station, Knightsbridge, SW London. Date: circa 1900s

Background imageDoorway Collection: The Alms House, 1855. Creator: Joseph Cundall

The Alms House, 1855. Creator: Joseph Cundall
The Alms House, 1855

Background imageDoorway Collection: EyeUbiquitous_20121071

EyeUbiquitous_20121071
Northern Ireland, County Derry, The Guild Hall, view from the citys 17th century walls with a cannon in the foreground

Background imageDoorway Collection: Halki village, Naxos, Cyclade Islands, Greece

Halki village, Naxos, Cyclade Islands, Greece

Background imageDoorway Collection: Iconic Lambretta Innocenti scooter in the old town, Morbegno, province of Sondrio

Iconic Lambretta Innocenti scooter in the old town, Morbegno, province of Sondrio, Valtellina, Lombardy, Italy

Background imageDoorway Collection: Ganden Monastery, Wangbur Mountain, Lhasa, Tibet, China

Ganden Monastery, Wangbur Mountain, Lhasa, Tibet, China

Background imageDoorway Collection: Side door of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Genoa, Italy

Side door of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Genoa, Italy
The side door of the Cathedral of San Lorenzo, Genoa, Italy Date: 1927

Background imageDoorway Collection: Robert E. Lee with eldest son and aide

Robert E. Lee with eldest son and aide
Portrait of General Robert E. Lee (center) and his aides-de-camp, Major General George Washington Custis Lee (left), who is his eldest son, and Colonel Walter Taylor (right). circa 1865

Background imageDoorway Collection: Zanzibar - Tanzania - Large Ivory Tusks

Zanzibar - Tanzania - Large Ivory Tusks Date: circa 1910s

Background imageDoorway Collection: The Milk Churns, c. 1888 (w / c on paper)

The Milk Churns, c. 1888 (w / c on paper)
712202 The Milk Churns, c.1888 (w/c on paper) by Hassam, Childe Frederick (1859-1935); 43x66 cm; Private Collection

Background imageDoorway Collection: An Interior, 1921 (oil on canvas)

An Interior, 1921 (oil on canvas)
652011 An Interior, 1921 (oil on canvas) by Panitzsch, Robert (1879-1949); 75.3x61.3 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: An Interior. Robert Panitzsch (1879-1949). Oil on canvas. Dated 1921

Background imageDoorway Collection: The Scribe, (oil on canvas)

The Scribe, (oil on canvas)
651541 The Scribe, (oil on canvas) by Deutsch, Ludwig (1855-1935); Private Collection; (add.info.: The Scribe. Ludwig Deutsch (1855-1935)

Background imageDoorway Collection: View of the entrance to Charles of the Ritz beauty salon in the Ritz Tower Hotel

View of the entrance to Charles of the Ritz beauty salon in the Ritz Tower Hotel
MNY381165 View of the entrance to Charles of the Ritz beauty salon in the Ritz Tower Hotel, Park Avenue and 57th Street, New York

Background imageDoorway Collection: A Question of Propriety, 1875 (oil on canvas)

A Question of Propriety, 1875 (oil on canvas)
658474 A Question of Propriety, 1875 (oil on canvas) by Long, Edwin Longsden (1829-91); 132x215 cm; Private Collection; (add.info.: A Question of Propriety. Edwin Long (1829-1891). Oil on canvas

Background imageDoorway Collection: Doors of Buenos Aires

Doors of Buenos Aires
Roxana Labagnara

Background imageDoorway Collection: Actor Anthony Hopkins. 3rd June 1991

Actor Anthony Hopkins. 3rd June 1991

Background imageDoorway Collection: Cat in hot street, Almaria, Spain

Cat in hot street, Almaria, Spain
In the heat of the midday sun, a cool cat sits in the shade on an alley corner in Almeria, Andalusia, Spain. Demonstration of the Rule of Thirds Date: 1986




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Stepping through history, culture, and imagination - the doorway unveils its hidden tales. From Winston Churchill's presence at the Sidney Street Siege in East London to Georgia O'Keeffe's inspiration in the vast landscapes of New Mexico, each threshold holds a unique story waiting to be told. The Royal Palace Door in Fes, Morocco whispers secrets of ancient dynasties while Sun Studios echoes with the melodies that shaped rock 'n' roll history. Chapel Quad at Lincoln College, Oxford invites contemplation amidst timeless architecture as Church Sheep graze peacefully nearby. A traditional house on Wyk Island transports us to tranquil shores off Schleswig Holstein in Germany. The iron entry on Rainbow Row stands proudly among Charleston's historic charm, while children savor ice lollies on a bustling Balham street in Southwest London. The Stock Exchange door symbolizes economic power and prosperity as Detective Sergeant George Carter (played by Dennis Waterman) unravels mysteries within its walls. Bayards Cove beckons visitors to Dartmouth's picturesque harbor town in Devon. In these doorways lie connections between past and present, reality and fiction; they are portals into our collective human experience. Each one represents an invitation for exploration - a chance to step into another world or simply appreciate the beauty found within our own.