Saturday, February 26, 2011

Round Robin: The Other Door

The Doctor: How many rooms?
Amy Pond: I'm sorry, what?
The Doctor: On this floor, how many rooms? Count them for me now.
Amy Pond: Why?
The Doctor: Because it will change your life.
Amy Pond: Five. One, two, three, four, five
The Doctor: Six.
Amy Pond: Six?
The Doctor: Look.
Amy Pond: Look where?
The Doctor: Exactly where you don't want to look, where you never want to look. The corner of your eye. Look behind you.
In the quote above, the Doctor is pointing out a door in Amy's hallway, a door she never noticed was there. In photographing doors today for the Round Robin Photo Challenge: Door Number Three, as suggested by Vicki of the blog MaracaI had a similar experience - except, you know, less science fictional!

About a decade ago, perhaps longer, John decided to decorate a couple of the doors in our house with modernist designs. One of them is the door of my bathroom, decorated with circles and stripes:


Another, the door to the library, has what might be called a Mondrian desiign, with panels of color:

They're both at the end of a hallway, which has five, no, six, doors, excluding the sliding closet doors. Here are the two doors as seen in the same shot:

But wait - what's that in between?

Why, it's a plain, boring door, so unregarded and unnoticed that John's left his sneakers blocking it.

Okay, yes, I know that door exists, but it's where I never want to look. That door used to lead to the guest room, later called the eBay room. Now it's a storage room. I can't even get in that room, because it's full of stuff.

But the thing is, I never noticed before, or at least forgot, that in between John's two marvelously decorated doors, is one that's so excruciatingly normal and boring that we never look at it. It's slightly damaged at the bottom, which may explain why John never bothered with it.

There are lots of other unfinished projects around the house, so decorating this one neglected door is not a priority. And we may be moving to the northwest side of town, if this job works out; so customizing the old house further would not be a good idea. But I kind of feel sorry for this third, forgotten door.

Now let's see everyone else's trios of doors:

Linking List
as of Saturday, 2/26/11 at 7:34 PM

Vicki - Posted!

Karen - Posted!
Outpost Mâvarin

Jama - Posted!
Sweet Memories

Freda - Posted!
Day One

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Erin - Posted!
A Hardcore Life

Gattina - Posted!
Keyhole Pictures

Peg - Posted!
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Jama said...

I love your decorated bathroom door, so creative of John to do that.

MyMaracas said...

What fun! I love that each door in your hall has its own personality, and that one is a bit of a mystery. (And I love that Doctor Who episode too.)

Erin said...

I don't think I've ever seen a house with doors customized like this. But now that I think about it, I wonder why more people don't do it!

Gattina said...

They look very nice with the decoration ! gives me ideas !

Peg said...

Love your two doors. Now, if you stay, I think I would try a carving like the one in the Adirondacs by Vicki on your storage room door!

Loved the quote.

Monica said...

What an interesting idea - I'd never have thought to decorate the doors like that. I like the bathroom door and could see that in a Frank Loyd Wright home. cool!