Thursday Doors

A break from Old Delhi, how about some art instead? At the Indian Modern Art Festival last month in Delhi this surreal painting of a door looks like it has been cut into four slices.


This looks like some of the doors I have been photographing in Old Delhi.


This doorway looks more South East Asia, perhaps Thai or Cambodian. A tiger temple with Buddhist monks.


Enough of this modern stuff, let’s get back to the 18th Century, nestled in the lanes of the Walled City.

And can anyone guess what the little earthenware pots are used for in this picture?


The answer is that they are the Indian equivalent of piggy banks, where children keep save their coins until they need to buy something and then they crack open the pot to access their cash.

And a less than grand finale:


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 really like the top photo with the plant bursting its pot, and I’m still fascinated with all the power lines in your door photos … especially the one with the motorcycle in front. There is something dark and forbidding about that alleyway.

  2. A very nice door twist with the beautiful paintings Ian, but I also love the deep- down- the- alley doors. The two tone money pot door with its festoon of wiring is a beautiful shot… So much to see in India, loving your shots, need to head back soon…

  3. Some beautiful artwork to start things off. I’m strolling the dark narrow streets, alleys and passageways with you and I find myself taking in deep breaths trying to get a feel for the smell of this place. Obviously this doesn’t transmit through the computer screen 😀 but the photos do pull me in that much. Nicely done Ian.

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