Thursday Doors 1/28/2021: All About Big

Our Door Meister, Dan Antion, has left the door open for late arrivals so I’m posting my doors for last Thursday Doors. I’m still working on doors that I encountered in Fez, Morocco and hopefully you’re not getting tired of them.

The first three photos are of the same door but from different perspectives. After passing through the Tannery area we doubled back (not sure if that is true because the alleyways look similar and head off in all directions) and stopped at what looked like a mosque. There was a huge door at the opening and there were several archways in the room leading to a courtyard with a fountain.

Here is a big door. You’re looking at the side of the door but you can see that it is very tall.

The next image is the same door but from a different perspective; the people in font of the door is from our tour group.

The next photo is looking through that door opening to the courtyard outside where people are walking in the water overflowing from the fountain or filling their cups with the water.

The next image is a very ornate door opening but you can see the door on the left side; another big door.

And to end this post, a big door and entry into one of the Fez museums; it’s either the music museum or woodworking museum. There were a lot of sleepy cats hanging around this museum and maybe Dan’s friend, Teagan, might be interested in this one since she has an affinity for cats.

If you haven’t already visited Dan Antion’s Thursday Doors blog you might want to do so to see his great door posts and other door bloggers that he hosts.

10 thoughts on “Thursday Doors 1/28/2021: All About Big

  1. That is a magnificent door and those are beautiful doorways and entrances, Gordon. I’d love to see the woodworking museum if this is an example of their craftsmanship. I really like the second to last photo where you framed the interior of the room in that lovely entrance. You’re welcome here any time.

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    1. Thanks, Dan. I really got the opportunity to do street shooting in Morocco. Most of my shots are quick looks and composing as I tried to keep up with the moving group so I was pleased to get these shots. Next post I’ll include my signature street shot I shot in Fez, the backstory will define it but the image, when you look closely will send chills (I didn’t notice it until I did my post processing in it). Maybe Teagan would like that shot in her ongoing stories but it’s in Morocco so that a far destination to weave into a story.

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  2. Thank you Gordon coming to my blog – It seems I have less time in Austin, and have not kept up with everyone. Masterful captures! What baffles me is the beauty of the buildings and the apparent (!) pleasantness of the surroundings, combined with the restrictive nature of their culture. How did that strike you when you were there?

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    1. Hi Jesh; since we were on tour I didn’t see too much restrictive behavior but we were asked to not photograph people if they objected or women wearing certain colors in her attire cause it meant she was in mourning and not to take some photos in the meat markets. However I did photography from a distance so it wasn’t too bad. When peddlers tried to sell their goods I tried to capture those compositions but when they saw me point my lens in their direction the looked away or covered their face. One vendor in a park yelled at me for taking his photo but I just turned away and kept walking. The people are nice but maybe their culture might not appeal to some people’s western standards. It is a poor country with many customs linked to their past and for a photographer it’s like National Geographic scenes all around you.


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