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I didn’t get out on a Doorscursion this week so I’ve dug into my NYC trip files to post a door from my May 2016 trip.

One of the “must do” places we visited was the MET (Metropolitan Museum of Art) there I spied many doors on display!

Here’s one I photographed:

Pair of Carved Doors in the Beveled Style: 9th Century

Information from the MET regarding the pair:

“This carved pair (with 31.119.2) of teak doors imported into Iraq from Southeast Asia is probably from a royal or domestic residence. They epitomize the Beveled style—a symmetrical, abstract, vegetal form—and were probably originally painted and highlighted with gilding. The doors are said to have been found at Takrit, but were probably originally made in Samarra, the palace city of the Abbasid caliphs for a brief time in the mid‑ninth century.”

Carved Doors 9th Century

I loved finding ancient doors in the Museum.  It was nice to know that there have been door lovers for a long, long time, and some thought to save this lovely pair.  🙂

Nikon Df| Nikkor 28-105mm| Delkin Digital Film| PS CC 2015.5

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MM2/11 Whaler’s Cabin

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Over the week-end I joined my friend Hai who was hosting a Meet-Up Photography trip to Point Lobos State Park in Carmel-by-the-Sea, CA.  A lot of people canceled at the last-minute so there were only 5 of us; which was a lot of fun, and made it easy for everyone to stay together. The weather wasn’t perfect, but there wasn’t a lot to complain about either. We had an overcast sky most the day with occasional bits of blue peeking out of the fog, and clouds, there was no wind, and the ambient temperature was perfect for hiking.

For Leanne Cole’s weekly Monochrome Madness2 this week I’m sharing an image I made of Whaler’s Cabin.

MM2-11 Whaler's Cabin Point Lobos State Park

It was built over 160 years ago by Chinese Fisherman. It overlooks Carmel Bay, and Whaler’s Cove.

My image shows the side of the cabin with a huge Monterey Cypress tree growing up against the wall of the cabin. I really liked how the branches frame the little window.   The upper branch framing the window looks as if it split, but it’s still alive! The Monterey Cypress trees, and the Cypress grove here in the park is one of two groves, and they are the only two that remain on Earth. The other grove is across Carmel Bay at Cypress Point.

Today the cabin houses the Whaler’s Museum which houses some Whaling Tools, and artifacts.  I made the image below of some of the things inside the Museum back in May 2010. Can you imagine how heavy that scuba diving suit must be?

Whaler's Cabin Museum

Outside the cabin there are whale bones, and the huge “try pots” that were used to boil the Whale blubber to render oil.

The Cabin is a Registered National Historic Landmark, and you can read more about its history here.

Nikon Df| AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm| Tripod| Hoodman STEEL Ultra High Speed Digital Film|  developed in: CS6, Silver Efex Pro 2, and Perfect Black and White

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