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Doors, Glorious Doors!

Welcome!

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.

Painted brown door with 2 round stained glass windows set in a sturdy stone frame. There is a simple plain glass fanlight which contains a triangular blue panel that reads 15B in an Art Nouveau-style font.

Best doors

Door of the Month – March 2024

I recently spent 2 days in Helsinki and was wowed by the quality of the doors there. I was in Finland for work and a local colleague gave me some pro tips.

I spotted this Finnish Art Nouveau door on a winter walk in Kruununhaka. The stained glass lites with intricate caming felt like they were eyes staring into the soul.

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.