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Doors, Glorious Doors!

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Jennifer Petoff, (aka Dr. J) from Sidewalk Safari brings you the best door photography from around the world. Discover the joy of doors; from doortraits to door art. If you love doors as much as I do, this is the place to be!

Wooden double-door with an arched fanlight. The door is set in a concrete frame surrounded by brick. No.5 is written above the door in an Art Nouveau font.

Doors of the World

Explore curated collections of door photos from my travels around the world.

Worn wooden door with two panels each with a square metal door knob. There is a "letter" slot near the top of the left panel. The facade is bright orange. There is a statue of Neptune painted in black paint to the left of the door that resembles Neptune on Piazza Maggiore in Bologna. There is a small pug painted in black sitting next to the door. There is a metal doggie dish filled with water sitting in the

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Door of the Month – April 2024

I like wandering cities without a particular destination in mind. That’s how I chanced upon this fun street art door on a side alley in Bologna.

When I saw it, I knew this would be my next door of the month. The Neptune painting screams Bologna and that little painted pug sitting next to the real-life water bowl? Genius.

Photograph of bright pink and yellow neighbor doors in the background with a tree trunk in the foreground and a field of grass in between.

Door Scavenger Hunt

Add some structure to your door-focused photo walks with this fun scavanger hunt game that I invented.

Red door with two slabs separated by a mullion. the door is set in a red tiled wall. There is a transom light decorated with iron work grilles. The lites on the door itself are covered with decorative metal grilles. The mullion is highlighted with a white rectangle and there is a text overlay that reads "mullion"

Anatomy of a Door

Learn about the architectural features of a door (vocabulary and photos) so we can better describe our door images.

Photo of a turquoise door studded with metal. there are a few small potted plants on a ledge in front of the door's fanlight.

3 Doors a Day!

Follow me on Instagram where I post pictures of three fabulous doors every single day. Get your daily door fix.