Zodi’s Blog

Doors

I just wanted to show you guys some of the extraordinary doors around these parts. If I had any photographic skill whatsoever or even a decent camera I think I could make a pretty cool coffee table book about them. But I don’t so just enjoy the doors…

 

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April 29, 2010 - Posted by | Uncategorized | ,

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  1. damn scott! they’re marvelous!! over here we get to choose from the crappy, cheap-assed, cookie-cutter doors at either home depot or lowes…because that’s how we roll in america… i’ve got a love-hate relationship thingy going with you. all due respect to the wife)i love you cause you have what it takes to actually move to spain and i hate you cause..well, damn it…you live in spain and i dont!

    Comment by Lynn | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • But I could guarantee that if you came over here you would miss the hell out of Home Depot. Everything is so hard to buy and do here. That being said the beauty and craftsmanship are out of this world, you really do have to come visit. And don’t worry I only have a love/love relationship with you. I didn’t deserve half of the good that has occurred in my life but I’ll take it!

      Thanks Lynn!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 29, 2010 | Reply

      • think for a moment scott, maybe you do deserve it!

        Comment by Lynn | May 5, 2010 | Reply

  2. That last one is my favorite.

    I want to hear about your dentist appointment!

    Comment by Candice | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • The last one is to a tiny church in a tiny little town. Wait until you see the grand church doors.

      I’ll have to add the dentist tale to a random post just for you.

      Thanks Candice!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  3. These are gorgeous. Well kept and honored wood is a treasure.

    Comment by Pamela Villars | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • They are indeed. A bunch of these doors are literally hundreds of years old. These Spanish ladies worship their hearth and home. It is truly amazing.

      Thanks Pamela!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 29, 2010 | Reply

  4. I love your label for this post

    the doors are wonderful
    I also love the stone and tile work
    such craftsmanship

    Comment by dianne | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • I have a few of these posts to mix in because I’m really busy with life right now. Within the next couple you’ll see stone and tile that will blow …wait for it…..that will blow your doors off.

      Thanks Dianne!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  5. I like the third photo’s “stay the fuck out of my castle” vibe. It’s that kind of antagonistic door that I want for my house, to show those do-gooding bastards what’s the what.

    Comment by Capitalist Lion Tamer | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • The ironic (or maybe not) thing is that the “stay the fuck out of my castle” one is a tiny church in a tiny town. The churches have the coolest stuff around here, I just wish I were allowed in one.

      Thanks CLT!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  6. Hey maybe for the coffee table book you could take inspiration from Kramer and see if you can’t fashion some kind of coffee ‘door’ book made from real doors and acting as an actual door, but containing photos of other doors…?!

    And thanks for this little taste of Spain, makes me feel all romantic and nostalgic and whimsical….what a sterling little slice of the world to reside in….

    Comment by RubyTwoShoes | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • That Seinfeld episode was going through my head yesterday while I typed that intro but I was too brain dead tired to use it. If only Morrison were still alive and I could get The Doors to pose in front of some random doors. Now that would be a coffee table book about doors.

      I love that aspect of living here, it’s like going back in time 300 years.

      Thanks RTS!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  7. I love the middle one Scott, reminds me of the doors in Seville

    Comment by nursemyra | April 29, 2010 | Reply

    • That one is at least 2 or 3 hundred years old. The knocker is a little brass hand. So cool.

      Thanks Nursemyra!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  8. These doors are fantastic. I love the arched door but think the little patio entranceway should be old stone, although the light picks up a bluish tint that is cool. Stucco rules and our vinyl siding truly sucks.

    Comment by Dan McGinley | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Wait until you see some of the bigger churches Dan. That one is from a tiny town with around 80 elderly residents.

      I agree with you, we need to kill the vinyl siding people.

      Thanks Dan!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  9. They sure make those aluminum screen doors look like exactly what they are – ugly utilitarian pieces of crap.

    Comment by Donald Mills | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • But they do serve a purpose Don, how else would you keep out the Bubkis hounds and horseflies…

      Thanks Don!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  10. Scott,

    Some of those doors are kind of creepy….like doors to a dungeon or something.

    But hey….they look like they will last FOREVER (or close to it….at least a couple of hundred years….right?)

    Trisho

    Comment by trishothinks | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Yea the last two are a couple hundred years at least and will be there a couple hundred more. And wait until you see the doors to the real dungeons. No really, there’s a really cool S & M place in Granada I’ll be sure to shoot.

      Thanks Trisho!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  11. I’ll take door #1, Scott. I like how it’s all jail like with the bars. Beautiful, yet forbidding.

    Comment by Mrs. D | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • Then you’ve won A BRAND NEW CAR!!! I was waiting for someone to do that. That one is in the ‘new’ style; it’s only been around since the 80’s.

      Thanks Mrs. D!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  12. Awesome, you may be the world’s leading shitty photographer…something I aspire too btw.

    Comment by Fundamental Jelly | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • No I’d classify you as one of the world’s leading awesome photographers. I’d put my skill level somewhere in between a stoned hippie in Amsterdam with a disposable and a Sear’s minimum wager three days before going on a shooting spree. But thanks for the compliment!

      Thanks FJ!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  13. If you call this shitty photography, I’m never picking up a camera again, for fear of my photos being called “the fecal matter of shit”.

    These are awesome, Scott. Whenever you post photos like this, I spend the rest of the day wishing I was back in Latin America.

    Comment by bschooled | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • I disagree with you B; your South American collection has an amazing grittiness not seen since Ansel Adams did that inner city collection. You cover up your greatness with humor but you seriously have a knack at getting to the heart of the scene.

      Before you go back to S.A. you gotta come over here.

      Thanks B!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | April 30, 2010 | Reply

  14. Scotty, lets get it right.. PUERTAS.

    i thought u were just holidaying in spain i didnt know u were living there! In that case, mejor cambio para escribirte solo en español ya que vives alli hombre! Hubieras agregado otras puertas no habian suficiente en estas fotografias para que yo pudiera forma una opinion fuerte si son bonitas o ordinarias 😛

    Comment by Susi Spice | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • OMG, I know right? That was hilarious. No, although I could understand most of what you wrote, there is no way that I could write coherently back to you in Spanish. Too many people speak English here and it’s made me lazy. I’ve got to get off my ass and learn.

      Thanks Susi!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  15. Nice pics Scott. I really dig the first one. Have a weekend. Cheers Scott!!

    Comment by Matt-Man | April 30, 2010 | Reply

    • I love the ‘new style’ of the first on as well.

      Thanks Matt-Man!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 1, 2010 | Reply

  16. “There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception” -Aldous Huxley
    I know this is out of context, but where else am I gonna ask you this; are you freaked out about the European economy crisis?

    Comment by Ramblin' Rooster | May 3, 2010 | Reply

    • I love that quote, and I used to think I was the re-incarnation of Jim.

      I’m not too freaked out, if it gets worse then yea. My wife and I are both working (not much though) via the internet so that’s not a problem. I read Under the Dome by King last month and it got me thinking about that. If the proverbial shit really hit the fan, and there were food shortages and riots I think that we, as the outsiders would be the first ones in trouble. Although we are way up in the mountains with a bunch of elderly famers so I think we’ll be ok. Wanna come visit?

      Thanks Rooster!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 3, 2010 | Reply

      • I’d love to visit! I’ll bring a case of Jif and a shit-load of microwave cheeseburgers.

        Comment by Ramblin' Rooster | May 11, 2010 | Reply

        • Sold! Seriously all you’d need is the airfare.

          Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 11, 2010 | Reply

  17. Two things on my bucket list: Take pictures of every different kind of power pole and put it into book form. Go around the country and delve into the history of failed manufacturing companies. By that, I mean finding abandoned manufacturing plants and find out who owned them, what the built, why they failed, down to the personal level. But that takes money, which I ain’t got, so send me all you have 🙂

    Comment by jammer5 | May 5, 2010 | Reply

    • That’s a pretty good idea Jammer. Those very niche type of things usually do quite well. I think you should try to do it anyway. There are definitely a lot more closed down factories in your part of the world, and the research would be easy.

      Thanks Jammer!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 6, 2010 | Reply

  18. When I travel (especially internationally) I love checking out the architectural details of building like doors and you have some great doors here. Thanks

    Comment by David | May 6, 2010 | Reply

    • Yea, I love Spain and Morocco for woodwork!

      Thanks David!!

      Comment by Scott Oglesby | May 7, 2010 | Reply


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