Thursday Doors

I apologise in advance. Yesterday, I had to visit a backstreet camera repair shop in the Old City to get the sensor cleaned on my fixed lens Panasonic LX100. While waiting, I wandered around the eastern part of the walled city with my Canon 6D & 24-105 zoom lens. I have added most of these doors to the post as I will be leaving India soon, and have decided to abandon social media for a while. And I have reached 99% of my free WordPress account.

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Hanuman, the Monkey God, mountain in one hand, mace in the other.

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A small cartoon representing Saraswati.

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Bit of art deco

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Hindu temple doorway

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Close up of a panel flanking a door
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This builder came out to wash his hands. The door is behind him.

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Coconuts are essential offerings to the Gods at Hindu temples

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Ascend the stairs through the gloom to Sun Shine Plastics in the sun.

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This is the entrance to a beautiful Jain temple. The idols are on the first floor. There is another temple which is entirely lit by sunlight beamed around the interior with mirrors. I have yet to find it.

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Haveli converted into a fancy office
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Taking your bike into the haveli. As you do.

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These two old gents told me all about their medical problems as they sat outside a boring metal shutter door.

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An image of a God outside a temple
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The man in the beige polo shirt wouldn’t budge. I waited a couple of minutes, so I think he really wanted to be in the shot.
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There was no door on this barber shop. It was just open to the street. How about having your haircut in the latest style by a barber wearing pyjamas?

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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.

4 comments

  1. As usual, you have so many interesting and eclectic doors to offer. I’m sure you have some mixed feelings about leaving India, but you’ve certainly captured a lot of memories!

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