12 Beautiful Doors of Hollywoodland

Aug 09, 2009 by Lisa Newton

Doors open opportunities and are a symbol and metaphor, literally and physically, for new opportunities and hope. The existence of Hope affords man his basic human tendencies for his inalienable rights, and affords him his basic spiritual requirement for the future. With newfound hope we’re able to grow and change.

When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us. Helen Keller

In the neighborhood, Hollywoodland, I discovered eclectic doors, old doors, new doors, decorated doors, and multi-story doors.

Pick the doors you want to open

Door Number 1

 

Door Number 2

 

Door Number 3

 

Door Number 4

 

Door Number 5

 

Door Number 6

 

Door Number 8

 

Door Number 9

 

Door Number 10

 

Door Number 11

 

Door Number 12

 

Most importantly, always have hope and climb the stairway to accomplish your own dreams.

Take the first step

 

You never know where they might take you; maybe those dreams might even bring you Travelin’ Local to Southern California.

I’m adding a close up view of this door for so one of Travelin’ Local’s readers can get a better look.

Totem Poles

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13 Responses to “12 Beautiful Doors of Hollywoodland”

  1. carla says:

    I want to open all of them! California has some of the most unique and diverse architecture. Great photos!

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @carla, I totally agree. I never get tired of looking at the various houses, landscapes, architecture.

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  2. Lance says:

    These doors are so awesome! I really love that first one, and the steps in the last photo! Wow!!

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Lance, hehe, you picked the door and steps that feature the Malibu Tiles. What great craftsmanship. I never tire of finding these tiles. Many of the older buildings have them.

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  3. Davina says:

    Lisa, these doors are magnificent! I want to walk through the fifth one down in your list.

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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Davina, It looks like a castle doesn’t it. I really like that one, too.

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  4. Kim says:

    Oh Lisa.. these doors are sooo beautiful.. the textures and character of each of them is stunning!!
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Kim, I had so much fun photographing them. It seemed as each corner I turned, a new, unique, and beautiful door presented itself.

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  5. Evelyn Lim says:

    Wow…the pictures here are stunning! The one with the stairwell is so beautiful! It does seem to lead to the land of dreams!
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Evelyn Lim, A stairway to heaven? :)

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  6. Kevin says:

    Fantastic collection of door photos. I’m a real sucker for these!

    I love that little red house, very charming. It’s interesting the door (or wall?) with the Pacific Northwest native imagery, any idea what it is?
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    LisaNewton Reply:

    @Kevin, That’s a great question. It is a door, and the uniqueness just struck me as soon as I saw it. I added a closer look at the door I think you’re referring to. Do you have any idea what the totem poles mean?

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    Kevin Reply:

    @LisaNewton, Hi Lisa,

    I should know the meaning as I must have photographed about 80 totem poles up here over the past few years but I read up on the meanings and family importance and then it slips my aging mind.
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