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Doors, Glorious Doors!


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 galleries of door photos from my travels around the world. Clicking on each photo below will take you to a different collection.

Cornflower blue door surrounding by matching blue Portuguese tiles. The door is set in an ornately carved stone frame. This is the door to Palácio do Raio in Braga, Portugal.

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Door of the Month – July 2024

This lovely cornflower blue door is the entrance to Palácio do Raio in Braga, the oldest city in Portugal. I originally spotted it as we drove by on the way into town. It’s a good thing I wasn’t driving or I would have hit the brakes immediately to take a picture.

As soon as I saw this door it was love at first sight and I knew it would be my July 2024 door of the month.

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.

Red door at the end of a shrub lined path. The door is slightly open and there is a collie dog standing in the entrance. There is a text overlay that reads "Remember that the door to happiness swings inward"

Door Quotables

Dive into our collection of motivating quotes and get some doorspiration for your career and life.