Tuesday, March 11


National Tobacco Company building
Napier, New Zealand

“Everyone is an explorer. How could you possibly live your life looking at a door and not open it?”

Elizabeth and Frank have issued a challenge for folks to view doors as art. Check out the doors on their sites and then follow these links for a delightful journey.

Constance at Rochambeau
Ambera at Ambera Wellman
Jennifer at Art, Words, Life
Joanne at Thistledown Arts
Eric at Eric Orchard
Jack at Jack Riddle
Christine at Christine Mercer-Vernon
Faye at Faye Christian Phillips
Britt-Arnhild at Britt-Arnhild's House In the Woods
Kate & Roger at The Skophammers
Terry at Terry Rafferty Paintings and Drawings
Barbara at Ramblings From An English Garden
Pam Aries at Art and Soul
Mary at Just Painting
Some Pink Flowers at Some Pink Flowers
Rima at The Hermitage
Merisi at Vienna for Beginners
Paz at Paz's New York Minute
Down Under Dale at DownUnderDale
The Aesthete at An Aesthete's Lament
Mari at Camera On Board
Maryam at My Marrakech
Willow at Willow's Cottage
Ari at Typo Blog
Lea at Tales From the Labyrinth
Stephanie at Rodrigvitz Style
Madelyn at Persisting Stars
Karen at Artsortments
Barrie at Barrie Summy
Claudia at Claudia SchmidPhotography
Sue at The Magic Armchair Traveller
Gemma at Greyscale Territory
Laura at Amongst the Oaks
Sara at Come Away With Me
Lala at My Castle in Spain
Irina at Moscow Daily Photo
Jill at Jill's World
Julie at Virtual Voyage
Julia Rose at Verdigris Rose
Neulekirppu at Neulekirppu's Weblog


  1. A wonderful door.
    I'm so happy you are part of the round the world journey!

  2. Wonderful door...beautifully shot!

  3. Yes, I can tell you are a photographer. Beautiful detail. It's all about the details.

  4. That is a very nice detail. I am glad that you joined in Leslie.
    I love the name of your blog by the way!

  5. I love doors with glass in them!

    And now I've seen a door from New Zealand...

  6. This must be a door with attitude! Just love it!


  7. Dear Leslie,
    This is an intriguing door and your sentiment is one of an adventurer!YOU! I'm wondering. Is the grill work on the door a handle? or is is decorative only?
    Thanks for joining the fun! I adore doors!


  8. Hi Leslie! stunning details on this door! this door would have stopped me in my tracks if i was walking by. you don't see doors like this on new construction.

    thank you for your comments. i now live right down the road in York, I miss the atmostphere of Berwyn everyday. are you close by?

  9. Beautiful door! Yes, we have to open them. ;-)


  10. I never associated tobacco with that area of the world! Gorgeous door! Fabulous photo.

  11. WOW! Impressive. I´d like something like that too... :-D

  12. Beautiful detail...this peak into doors around the world is really fun!

  13. That door is a work of art. Thanks for visiting and for your comments.

  14. well,
    that door is truly a work of art
    and from the
    ~*National Tobacco Company*~ ?


    i like the beauty in your photo
    from the previous posting
    on saturday, march 8th better:

    the doorway of love
    the older and the newer

  15. Wow, that's what I call a door handle! Beautiful.

  16. It's a lovely door - very art nouveau. Lucky for me that the Doors of the World have opened to show me your work and world. I'm enjoying this trip around the globe and meeting such wonderful artists and bloggers. Best wishes.

  17. Wow! what a work of art hat door is beautiful! Thanks for stopping by the Doors of Charleston...and yep, those shadows came out looking like peppermint! THe day was bright and there was a huge Palm treee in the yard..I did not even know that the shadows were there , i was so intent on the door! Lucky,happy accident!

  18. Beautiful detail on this door, and a very artistic photo!

  19. What an amazing and beautiful door... thank you Leslie!

    I love exploring cyberspace with you and the doors you open my eyes to with every image and word you post... thank you so! XO

  20. Love the detail in this door, as well as your spirit of adventure!
    thanks for sharing,

  21. Beautiful crafted door and such fitting words!

    Thank you for visiting my blog and your kind comment.

  22. Hi,
    Love your door!!!!...I am from NZ originally, so WOW!!!
    Thanks for your message..

  23. What an elegant door and a great idea to have this challenge. I love doors and archways, and windows, as well.

    BTW, I'm a female Gemini artist from PA! It's nice to meet you!

  24. What artistry went into the design and creation of this door ornamentation! Love the warm tones your photo captured. Thanks for posting this work of art! :-)

  25. So evocative of another time and place. Your choice to focus on the details is everything.

  26. Hello Leslie,

    Beautiful door detail...!

    Also the pictures of your dad down below are really cute.

    and I love the line by e.e. cummings - he's one of my favorite poets

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment

    Have a great time


  27. sorry i missed the door event...i love doors...always take photos of doors when traveling...i have missed so much lately...thank you for being so supportive...hugs and happy st. paddy's day...rebecca