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Chinese doors in George Town.

I come to a conclusion that the most spectacular doors in my area ( South East Asia ) were made by Chinese and Javanese carpenters. The doors have a symbolic meaning in many cultural circles.

Probably you know or recall a large entrance doors at catholic churches where a brass handle was always installed very high. Opening such massive doors required strength. A man walking through that door must have felt as a miserable little  man.

The old doors in merchants’ houses on the island of Penang have a different function. At a time when there were no limousines, rich decorated doors were a witness on wealth and  prosperity.

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2 responses

  1. Can’t go wrong with some shots of doors. Excellent photographs.

    September 15, 2012 at 1:42 pm

    • agreed, it’s difficult to spoil such shot

      September 16, 2012 at 7:38 am

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