Thursday Doors

I might be on the plane coming home to UK for a short break when you read this blog. But it is still Old Delhi doors. Here’s a cracker to kick off with, from Dariba Kalan Road. I like the old red sandstone shining through the muddy lilac paint of the surround.


I would have thought that tax consultants and lawyers would operate from less lugubrious premises, such as the black doors on the left.

Moving away from the walled city, this is a doorway to a courtyard in Nizamuddin with the pavilion of 64 pillars.


A bit more of the same.

OK, this is just a plain glass door, but the man is wrapping stone statues of Ganesh with shredded green plastic for protection before shipping.


Finally, not a door at all, but a window in a wall in the old city.


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’m interested in what you were saying on Manja Mexi Movie’s blog about how those look cared for and these seem neglected. True point, but I love this post because it really tells it like it is, as they say.

  2. I’m in love with the black one (2nd pic) as much for the aged faded colour and cracking, as for the wonderful detailed carvings all around it.
    Another great collection Ian 🙂

  3. The black one is impressive. And like the brown arch of the court yard! The last one remind me of the courtyards for apartments I have seen in Berlin.

  4. As usual, I seem to be most attracted to the door with all the electrical wires … in this case, the last door photo (before the Ganesh-wrapper guy). There is just so much going on in that photo … the thick yellow wires, that formidable-looking door with a cut-out door within it. The whole thing is intriguing and begs for investigation.

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