If you would have to choose, red carpet or lavender fields, your choice would be… but before you answer, let’s see what’s all about on this week’s Thursday Doors.
One of the last places where I would like to be photographed is on my way to the ladies restroom, the toilet, the loo, the john, the privy, the outhouse… Yet there is such a place in Romania, although the flashes coming on as one would stroll along don’t take actual pictures. It is the Park Lake Mall in Bucharest.
With the Oscars around the corner, here’s how it might feel walking down the red carpet:
Are you sure you are dressed up for the occasion? Left or right…
If the red carpet is not your thing, then a field of French lavender, and this way’s to the Ladies room, past the French bistro.
The upside down toilet is all about decor, you have to take my word for it 🙂
And you may hold onto the wall as you make your way.
See? All is well inside.
Oh, and before you leave the mall, do remember where you parked your car 🙂
Public toilets are never my favorite spot – whose are ? – but this place will always be remembered as an adventure 🙂
Now, I do owe you some doors, so here is the entrance to the Nazareth House in Pretoria, an NGO living facility for old people. My daughter’s high-school choir used to hold their annual concerts there 🙂
Nazareth House opened on the 26th of October 1952. The first Sisters of Nazareth arrived in South Africa in 1881 at the invitation of the Bishop of Cape Town. Their mission was to care for indigent elderly and orphaned children.
Doors are often seen as a place of transition, as well as an opportunity for good or evil forces to enter or leave, hence doorways are often guarded, as you can see in the images above.
Shh, choir practice 🙂
The door below, this one’s seen as a right of passage… you have to be a soprano or an alto, a tenor or a bass to walk through this door 🙂
I have fond memories of this place. The chapel is spacious, without being large, and it would always fill to capacity during the annual choir concert. Seated on long, wooden benches we would tighten the rows to make space for a late arrival. There was a feeling of togetherness. I wonder if it will prevail after all the space the Covid-19 Pandemic will leave behind.