I may not be able to match that with old photos but the doors I am going to show date back hundreds of years.
Fountains Abbey was the second Cistercian outpost founded in the North of England. From rather difficult beginnings it became the largest and richest Cistercian abbey in the country.
|Doors among the ruins|
Tucked away among the grounds there are doors of a different sort, you find them in many places.
Earlier this week we spent a day in York where I took this shot of York Minster.
What you can't see is that notice in front of the door - it says, "Exit only."
Walking round the city I was studying doorways closely when I came across one just right for this week as you can see from what is standing next to it.
|Stonegate's Original Teddy Bear Shop|
Finally in my archives a photo I showed you almost three years ago.
|Doris in front of John Walker's shop door at Preston Park Museum|
It's not polite for me to reveal how old Doris is but she matches the theme.
I thought about ending with a piece of music and had a choice to make - church music or the Teddy Bears' Picnic? But neither could quite match
To knock on other doors and be invited in, cross over to Sepia-Saturday-203.