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“Happiness often sneaks in through a door…” – Part II

door, doorway, monastery, Punakha, Bhutan

When one door closes another one opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.

~ Alexander Graham Bell

Since these doors represent a strikingly different culture, the culture of the Royal Kingdom of Bhutan, which bears significant influence of Tibetan and Buddhist traditions I thought I must share them separately in a different post. My first post on Door is on traditional Rajasthani doors in the old fort palaces. You can check that out here. door, doorway, monastery, Punakha, Bhutan door, doorway, gate, door, doorway, monastery, Punakha, Bhutan door, doorway, monastery, Changankha lakhang, Thimphu, Bhutan door, doorway, monastery, Punakha, Bhutan Published in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Door.

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“Happiness often sneaks in through a door…”

door, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan,

There are things known and there are things unknown, and in between are the doors of perception.

Aldous Huxley

Doors are like the ‘face’ of a house. They speak a lot about your home. The door gives an impression of the taste of the homeowner. Sometimes the colors, carvings and architectural design of a doorway can represent the essence of a culture or tradition of that particular region where you see it. These typical Rajasthani doorways in Mehrangarh Fort speaks of the grandeur and extravaganza of aristocratic Rajput lifestyle of medieval era. I love the arches and intricate carvings on this door. What about you?

Doorway, arches, Rajasthan, Mehrangarh fort, Jodhpur

door, Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur, Rajasthan,

Published in response to the Daily Post Weekly Photo Challenge: Door.

Check out my second entry to the challenge here.