Doors No More

I’ve been having a bitten-off-more-than-I-can-chew kind of week, so I didn’t think I would have the time to put together a post for this week’s Thursday Doors – that is until I was inspired by Norm’s post about a long-forgotten door. You can read about it here.

So here is my hastily put-together contribution for the week – with very little story behind them.

In Gravensteen Castle, Gent Belgium.
The rack of swords beside a phantom door struck me as interesting.
Courseulle-sur-Mer, France (Juno Beach).
This abandoned entrance belongs in a spooky tale about sorcerers, magic, and the battle between good and evil.
Dieppe, France
The bricked up entrance to a former German bunker on the cliff overlooking the English Channel … it really was in a battle between good and evil.
I am however at a complete loss to explain the scoring on walls.

Sometimes abandoned, long-forgotten doors are simply the most intriguing.


  1. So I am so intrigued by that final wall with the ‘scoring’ as you called it. I’ve been looking at it for a good several minutes trying to imagine its purpose. My only reasoning is camophlage from the air or afar? It is the outer wall of a German bunker so kind of makes sense? Whadyathink?


  2. Seeing the bricked up doors really creates a feeling of mystery and intrigue. With the swords beside the first one I have to wonder if what went on inside involved the use of the weapons. Gulp!


  3. They are intriguing, aren’t they? And to know the stories behind them would be cool Perhaps mundane, but perhaps…
    Hope your week calms down, Joanne. Have a great weekend. πŸ™‚


  4. Hi Joanne, These doors are amazing. The spooky door already feels spooky to me. I suspect there is an aura of mystery about them, especially when you are only a few feet away. After reading your Thursday doors posts, I definitely pay more attention to doors everywhere.πŸ™‚


  5. Hi, Joanne – I am so glad that Norm inspired you to put this post together. These “forgotten” doors are incredibly intriguing. I agree that they would each fit seamless in a frightening tale!


  6. I’m wondering if the scoring on the wall was intended to serve as some sort of camouflage. I love the step back in history, with these fantastic photos.


  7. These are wonderful, Joanne. I especially like the ‘please check your swords at the door’ photo. And the arched doorway in the second one…..For a quick slap-together, you did great!


    • I have the opposite problem, Judy. I have SO MANY photos and so many ideas for posts but my days are too packed with other stuff to put the thought and energy into my blog. I’m not complaining though πŸ™‚

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  8. I do like ghost doors and having been to Normandy/Omaha Beach/et al, I can appreciate your others as well. A battle between good and evil indeed! Unfortunate that one of our allies was an even worse devil than the one we were all fighting (and had to fight, of course.)



  9. Ghost doors have always been among my favourite kind of doors. The stone work on the first one almost blends in seamlessly, and the last one give me shivers for what it once was.
    See it’s never too late to slap together a good doors post πŸ˜‰
    Nicely done!

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