Thursday Door – 2

A door that’s not a door
in a place that’s not its place
2D dressed up as 3

Walk through
to choose
your paradise


I’ve been living in this city for 27 years now, yet I’ve never opened this door. And if I did, I don’t remember it. That won’t happen again, thanks to Tuesday Door!

I visited the old botanical gardens in the city of Utrecht on Tuesday. Before I left, I realised I could check out the place for doors. After all, it’s been there since 1724. The door I feature today can be found in the botanical garden, but is placed in a blind wall. It was saved from another building and put here for, well, kind of public storage I guess ๐Ÿ™‚

The painting contains many references. The garden of Eden, a stork, churches, the Utrecht Science park, a painting by a Dutch surrealist (search for a naked woman on a bike)…

If you want to go to the heart of today’s #ThursdayDoors, this is where it is:

9 thoughts on “Thursday Door – 2

    1. Angela van Son Post author

      I’ve been trying to find out more about the painting but haven’t been able to find anything yet. I’ll add the info if I ever get it – I asked the University. They should know, since it’s on their property.

  1. Norm 2.0

    What an original idea! Nice to know that people with playful imaginations are allowed to create like this.
    Excellent find, thanks for sharing it ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Manja Mexi Movie

    Oh my, oh my! ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I’d be pleased with the door as it is already, but then to find such a thing behind it! At first I thought that this was your art added to the door. ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, thank you for pointing out the naked woman on the bike – I’d never spot it otherwise. ๐Ÿ˜€ What a most excellent find and door post!

  3. sustainabilitea

    What a great find! I’m so glad you found it and shared it here. I wonder how many people actually open the door and find this treasure. The outside door is wonderful, too.


  4. Sharukh Bamboat

    Lovely to see a door that is not actually a door. Last year, I went to Udaipur and when I was visiting the Royal Palace my guide asked me to open a particular door. I tried and tried and tried but that door won’t open. Finally, I was told it wasn’t a door at all, it was a wall designed as a door to fool people. The king used to trick his guests with it. If you want to check that out you can check for Udaipur City Palace post on my blog.


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