November 27, 2011

Decorated Door

 Kathmandu, 2010


I found the old wood-carved door on its own already beautiful. Decorated with bright flowers it created a warm welcome.

This was the entrance to a trade hall for Nepalese hand crafted products intended for export. Unfortunately, not many international buyers came to this distant source.


Joining the photo blogging communities at Today's Flowers, The Creative Exchange and Monday Doorways.

39 comments:

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

That has to be one of the most beautiful arrangements that I have ever seen.

Indrani said...

Very well decorated... looks like some festival is on.

Vicki/Jake said...

So different from what most doors will be adorned with around here...
Love the flowers!

Lui said...

That's a cute flower anecdote which is OK for TF I guess.

I do hope you will feature the goods you found inside as well! How exciting to be in Nepal, Francisca!

lotusleaf said...

What a lovely dooe! The flower arrangement is beautiful too.

ewok1993 said...

What a beautiful flower arrangement. Are you currently in Nepal or backposting?

Laerte Pupo said...

Beautiful decorated door.

ladyfi said...

Wow - what utterly gorgeous shots. That door has a special beauty!

chubskulit said...

How gorgeous!

Daisy, have a blessed Sunday.

Traveling Hawk said...

How nice! The doors is very much alike many Indian doors I've seen.

Cezar and Léia said...

Bonjour dear Francisca,
wow As you know, I'm always looking for some beautiful and different door when I'm taking pictures.This door is very special, thanks for sharing.I love the little details in this door and the flower decoration is adorable!
Have a great week ahead,
hugs to your heart,
Léia

Birdman said...

Attractive front door.

Genie said...

OK, girlfriend...this is geting to be very painful. Kathmandu, 2010, is almost more than I can handle. I watch all the podcasts and films on Mt. Everest and that area, and a visit there has been on my Bucket List for years. I just want to spend time with the native peoples, eat their food, and soak in the beautifulness. I want to get to Base Camp and just enjoy it...trash or no trash. I have a magical plan. I will take all of my BA FFmiles, take lots of pain medication for my scholiasts pain, and fly to wherever you are...then my magical journey will begin. Buddy would give me a hug and a kiss and say GO FOR IT! I could sit in your room and look at pictures and pictures, and if I was really lucky we could hit the air and go to some of the places I so want to visit. It would take all of my savings, but who cares. It is only a magical dream. Any gal that is “not a part of the normal couple syndrome” is one I who would be just what this old gal - my curls are all gone and so are Buddy’s - could enjoy. I will just keep pretending. I have been doing it all of my life so have gotten pretty good at it. Guess I need to shut up and start packing my imaginary bag...but maybe I need to call BA first. Maybe in another life we were sisters...who knows. Gotta get out the prayer flags and start praying...love the post and the doors. They are so pretty. Hugs, genie

joo said...

Wow, wow, I love the door, I love the decorations and I really would love to visit Nepal sooner or later (the sooner, the better!)
Gorgeous post, Francisca:)
Hugs
j.

Dorian Susan said...

Those orange lines hanging atop the door are so intriguing. They cast off a hue. Trying to imagine the time it took to create a door so lovely. Thinking that we don't take time to create at length like that....then re-thinking what blogs are. Hope all is well.

Paco said...

Excelentes imagenes.

saludos

Shoshana said...

what a beautiful arrangement! and that door is quite impressive.


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jennyfreckles said...

I like the way the posy echoes the carved flowers. Beautiful.

EG Wow said...

How beautiful and how SAD that not many international buyers reached this lovely place!

Ms. Becky said...

Francisca, this photo is one of my faves. the spray of flowers adds a beautiful touch to the already fine door, and the peeling paint on the side - it's perfect. this is a work of art. this one ought to be on your wall! I love this door. happy day to you.

Kay L. Davies said...

Yes, beautiful doors made lovelier by colourful flowers!
I thought of you today when the weather in Vancouver turned sunny after a rainy morning. It's nice to be visiting the wet west coast, no matter what the weather.
K

Nadege, said...

I love the carvings on the door.
The flower arrangement is gorgeous.
Lovely images.

s.c said...

Really great door and the flowers are the topping of the cake. Very beautiful.

Denise said...

Very beautiful!

Lesley said...

I am curious about those orange streamer things.

and @Genie: I will come with you on your [imaginary] travels!!

Francisca said...

@Lesley - The streamers on the door are made of orange flowers, but of course I can’t tell you what kind. :-)

Ellie said...

What lovely flowers and the contrast between them and the pale coloured door is wonderful.

Louis la Vache said...

Very good, Francisca - «Louis» appreciates your fine contribution to Monday Doorways.

lisa said...

What a beautiful door this is Francisca, and the decorations make it even more so.

Thank you so much for sharing at The Creative Exchange today.

Have a great evening!

lisa.

Pat said...

Those lovely flower arrangements and streamers make that beautifully carved door that much more inviting!

NatureFootstep said...

gorgeous decorations and such a beautiful door. :)

CameraCruise said...

What a beautiful door, love the decorations!
Thanks for sharing.

geetlee said...

love the beautiful doors.
the flower garlands remind me of home in India. :)

Anita Johnson said...

What a bright fresh floral arrangement. We could use some color around here...everything has turned to sepia!

Lowell said...

OMG, look at that guy's ladder! Yikes!

That's a very large door...the decorations do give it some color and glam...

Pat Tillett said...

Wow! Those flower arrangements are beautiful and the contrast between the old doors and the flowers is fantastic. Nice find!

taylorsoutback said...

A door with personality and a colorful arrangement of flowers. I fell in love with doors when in Tuscany...

Andrea said...

Hi Francisca, the first 2 shots are lovely and the 3rd is funny! I am glad you saw and took that. For the comments, i love Genie's and maybe i will imitate packing also my imaginary bag and be with you there too. So you will have two companions, aside from the real one. ...and take care with your food.

JM said...

The carved white door is just great.