Thursday Doors – Tibetan Quarter

This door is a Tibetan flag. It looks a bit dusty, but it serves its purpose. I like the scooter parked outside, next to the crutch against the wall. The only rule to be aware of when driving 2, 3 or 4 wheeled vehicles in Delhi is that there are no rules. Motorbike and scooter accidents are very common. I wonder if that is why there is a well-worn crutch outside.


These are the doors to a telephone exchange in Chandni Chowk, Old Delhi. I’d guess that all this wiring will become obsolete soon, with digital exchanges. Even the spectator on the right (who is collecting recycling rubbish) finds it amusing.


Next, a gateway to a haveli, or town mansion. You get two photos of this, one with a cyclo-rickshaw carrying bottles of propane gas for cooking.

Another magnificent entrance in the back alleys of Old Delhi. Like layers of onionskin, the outer scalloped arch, then smooth arch, square blue lintel and doorway, with massive doors held with chains, finally leading to an unassuming, bolted brownish grey door. Who knows what lies beyond it?



And finally, the doorway to a Hindu temple. Ring the bell to attract the god’s attention.



By Dr Alfred Prunesquallor

Maverick doctor with 40 years experience, I reduced my NHS commitment in 2013. I am now enjoying being free lance, working where I am needed overseas. Now I am working in the UK helping with the current coronavirus pandemic.


  1. I am so happy to see your post as I have a good friend who is in Dehli at the moment. Will be sharing your post with her. Interesting they sometimes use cloth for doors.

  2. I laughed out loud reading your thoughts about the scooter and old crutch. 🙂
    The scalloped doors and next to the last doors are wonderful.

    Ringing the bell to get God’s attention…Love that thought!

    1. Only the first door is Tibetan. I still have lots of doors in store, enough to take me up to end of January. Going home for Christmas 10 day break with family in UK tomorrow. Seasonal greetings to you and all your contributors

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