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The Proverbial Door

The Proverbial Door

Some doors are really interesting.  Some have more character than others, some are prettier, have more detail, or more fancy or plain.  Like people they are the same but different, each adding it’s particular value to the structure.  There are many proverbial phrases that relate to or reference doors:  “A golden key can open any door”, “The door to success”, or the “Opportunity only knocks once”. Whether directly or indirectly “A woman’s place is in the home” (behind the closed door?),  “There’s no place like home”, and “Home is where the heart is”. Doors represent nonphysical, or spiritual references in our every day life.  “One door opens…another closes” suggests opportunities or life’s choices we make, or come up against.  Closing the door on old friendships, opening the door to new ones, knocking old habits and forming new, better ones, and opening up your heart and letting good things in rather than keeping it shut to the rest of the world.

One of my favorite proverbial phrases is “A picture is worth a thousand words” and with this photo you can literally reference more than a thousand words.


I had the opportunity to visit the Maryland Court of Appeals during a break in session.  Through special permission for my photography class project I was able to shoot inside the courtroom.  It was so impressive and the pictures do not even capture the greatness of this room!  I hope you enjoy my gallery of photos!