Meanderings

Doors

[Doors]

Issue #76
A few months ago you might have seen our hit newsletter 'Shut It', which we lovingly described as a 'mediation on shutters from around the world'.

Funnily enough, while we undisputedly have a 'thing' for shutters, we also have another for doors.

We painstakingly sifted through our precious travel archives and found some of our favourite entryways.

Consider this a sequel, an ode to the beauty of making an entrance....

Welcome,

Love S&B


According to National Geographic, the oldest door in Europe has tree rings that date the wood back approximately 5,100 years.


The largest doors in the world are purported to be the entrances to NASA's Vehicle Assembly Building at the Kennedy Space Center in FL, USA. 


One of the most famous doors in the world belongs to none other than 10 Downing Street, London. 


Letter boxes became patented for the first time on March 9, 1858 by Albert Potts.


In Ancient Egypt, false doors represent the passage way between the world of
the living and the world of the dead.


Apparently, the first ever automated doors were temple doors from the first century AD in Alexandria - they were opened using counterbalanced, steam powered weights.


The first door bell was invented by Joseph Henry circa 1831.


Did you know, there's an ancient Roman god of Doors, named Janus - he is responsible for beginnings, endings and transitions.


The last time a British monarch passed through the doors of the House of Commons was in 1642 when Charles I attempted to arrest 5 members.


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