Thursday Doors: Glass Reflection

cafe-door-reflection

Me reflected in a glass cafe door – the entirely glass door and ‘outer’ wall is inset quite far into the building, with a secondary half-height glass partition placed either side of the entrance fronting the street allowing for four tables technically to be ‘outside’ to cater for smokers.

I quite like the chaotic, confusing feel it creates, seeing bits of both inside and outside superimposed on the same image at the same time… πŸ™‚

Norm’s Thursday Doors

Thursday Doors: False Door

false-door-1false-door-2false-door-3false-door-4

When is a door not actually a door? When it’s a false door, built into Old Kingdom Ancient Egyptian tombs to symbolise the threshold between the worlds of the living and the dead.

This particularlyΒ  impressive example can be seen at the British Museum in London, and is believed to belong to Ptahshepses, who was the High Priest of Ptah, who lived from about 2490 to 2400BC, making this door around 4400 years old…

The limestone door is 3.66m high, and is from Saqqara, 5th Dynasty Egypt

See Norm’s Thursday Doors for more doors from around the globe… πŸ™‚

Thursday Doors: Criterion Restaurant

criterion-1

While passing through Piccadilly Circus the other day I was quite disappointed to find the heavy old wooden-glazed central revolving door I remembered as being on the Grade II listed Criterion Restaurant has been updated to a modern flat glass version more in keeping with the current owner’s preferences.

Thankfully, the beautiful door canopy I remember is still in place, as is its identical twin on the next door theatre of the same name, so I took a couple of images while I could before that disappears too! πŸ™‚

criterion-2

Norm’s Thursday Doors