Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Jeddah: Old Door Frame Detail

I do have a thing for doors.  I am intrigued by doors and wonder about the mysteries and secrets of what lies beyond them, inside.
While the actual door itself appears to be newer and not original because of the newer cement frame around it and plain metal door, the outer frame has an amazing detail.  I wonder what the original door actually looked like.  It must have been quite spectacular.  


William Kendall said...

The original door would have been grand, I expect.

Anonymous said...

What are the walls of these old buildings made out of? I can't tell. How do they attach that elaborate wood?

Susie of Arabia said...

Most of the older buildings are made of crushed coral from the Red Sea - not a very sturdy or long lasting building material - and most are crumbling. I have a post coming up soon that shows what a sad state of disrepair these old buildings are in.