Take a look again at my Tuesday blog feature’s photo.

Mary, Queen of the world/Take II

Here I am in the cupola of Mary, Queen of the World Cathedral. If you look way up you will see another opening with a balcony and windows, that is the top of the cupola or the ultimate cupola.

Today’s feature photo, is the door that leads to the tiny cupola at the very top of the cathedral.

To get there, I had to climb very old wooden staircases that often felt unsafe and treacherous.  There were also some very long, old, wooden ladders, standing totally straight up; not an easy climb, especially while dragging alone a heavy camera and a tripod. Only three of us went up there, the rest of the group decided not to risk it.

I have to admit, I was scared but I was also so determined to get a photo of that door at the top that I would feature in Norm’s Thursday Doors. I was the first one to get up there and had plenty of time alone to capture that door. So here you have it, I must say, I was not disappointed, what a crazy sight! The heat felt while climbing there was surreal, the photography instructor name it “Hell’s Door” for that reason.


23 thoughts on “235/365 – Not just any door

    • Thanks Norm. I told the instructor that I really like to shoot staircases and doors. He took out his iPhone and showed me a picture of that door; I was hooked, I had to go and get it! Yes, I really worked to get it, but it was so worth it!!!

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  1. I love that you led us from the cupola to the door leading there. The door is pretty special, too. While fairly plain, all the wood around it and the stairs is amazing. And the inset of the cross on the door is appreciated, too. *Great big pat on the back to you!*

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  2. Nice door. I am a custom door manufacturer. I have made many spectacular doors, and since it is my trade, i have an eye for doors every where i go.
    I have never found a door yet that out matches this one.
    ‘I am the door, by me if anyone enters in they shall be saved’

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