Thursday Doors: At Studio 1 hotel, Dubai

I am addicted to Thursday Doors, but, haven’t participated in the last month or more as I hadn’t travelled and had no door pictures. But, as soon as I had the opportunity, I clicked a few pictures right away.

These were taken during my recent trip to Dubai. They are doors of restaurants, in the hotel in which we stayed. Somehow, everywhere else I went, I found only glass doors which were shiny and clean all right but without character.

This door was for sale inside a furniture shop. These doors from Rajasthan are used as decorative items in mansions.
A phone booth that wasn’t really one. I liked the cute booth and the door.

I hope to participate more regularly henceforth in this weekly challenge hosted by Dan Anton. We’ve moved homes and the new place has enormous homes with magnificent doors- it’s the one thing that I got excited about after moving. If it’s not an encroachment on privacy, then I’ll soon have a treasure trove of ‘door’ photographs.

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21 responses to “Thursday Doors: At Studio 1 hotel, Dubai”

  1. kosuru suryaseshagiri Avatar
    kosuru suryaseshagiri

    This has context of your penning experiences in Dhaka and Dubai airport….I was impressed by the lucidity of your expression……I found your narration authentic and it touched a chord inside…..by the way, TNR and I were contemporaries in Amdavad way back in the nineteen seventies……I knew your hubby on Kochi in 1996 during my sojourn in Thrissur…

    You are highly expressive and simple in your choice of words……good to read you..

    All the best..

    KSSRau
    Hyderabad

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much for visiting my blog, taking the time to read my posts and writing back. It’s encouraging to know that you enjoyed reading my work and it struck a chord with you. There is nothing more satisfying for a blogger than to have a reader who engages in the conversation. I’m delighted that you found your way here.

      P.S. I have heard my father-in-law mention your name with the highest regard although I do not remember the instances (I did not focus on it as I did not know you then :)). I’m glad to be acquainted now and I hope you enjoy what your read here. Thank you again for your kind words of appreciation and Welcome!

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  2. Cheryl, Gulf Coast Poet Avatar

    Lovely collection of door photos, Smitha! ❤

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, dear Cheryl. It’s great to hear from you again🙂❤️.

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  3. Baydreamer - Lauren Scott Avatar

    Great doors, Smitha. I like the cute phone booth that really wasn’t one. 🙂

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Lauren, I liked that one too. All of it is cute🙂. I’m happy to know you liked it too!

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  4. robertawrites235681907 Avatar

    Wow, these are great doors, Smitha. The one that is for sale is truly marvelous.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      I know, right. I thought these kind of doors hand to be bought from Rajasthan but now furniture stores are selling it in malls. It’s become quite the rage. Who knew 😀

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  5. kathy70 Avatar

    Great doors and a perfect quote.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Kathy, for visiting. I’m glad you liked the quote and the pictures :).

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  6. Toonsarah Avatar

    That Rajasthani door is stunning!

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  7. Dan Antion Avatar

    It’s good to see you again, Smitha! I love that rustic old door at the taco place. It has an old (US) west feel to it. The phone booth is a cute door and it brings back memories of a time when that was our only option to let people know we were OK on a trip (or needed something). You’re right about glass doors, it’s hard to make them interesting. At least those at the top are in an interesting entrance.

    Thanks for joining Thursday Doors again.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you so much, Dan. It was exciting to see all these doors in the hotel…made me think of Thursday doors instantly.
      Oh yes, those days when we waited for our turn outside the booth to make a call and then spoke nineteen to a dozen with our eyes on the metre and hung up abruptly when the charges reached our limited budgets. Lol.
      Now, it’s so easy with free what’s app calls. It’s a blessing.
      Thank you for writing back, Dan. It’s good to be part of Thusday Doors again- I enjoy the community spirit.

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  8. rajkkhoja Avatar
    rajkkhoja

    So beautiful & good architecture design the door. Nice decorative Rajasthan’s door .

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you very much. I’m glad you liked the post.

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  9. Teagan Riordain Geneviene Avatar

    I love the multi-colored decor. Hugs on the wing.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thank you, Teagan, for taking the time to visit. Glad you liked the door🙂. Hugs to you too!

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  10. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

    I love these unique doors, Smitha! My sister-in-law visited Dubai on her trip to India two years ago. She and her husband will return next year because they got some credit from the last travel. My husband’s family has some roots in India when their grandfather was stationed there.

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    1. Smitha V Avatar

      Thanks Miriam for visiting 🙂. Wow! The Indian connection is great to know about- so, where in India do they visit? Did they like Dubai, India? Do you ever plan to visit?

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      1. Miriam Hurdle Avatar

        I think she and her husband went to quite a few places, Smitha. She is interested in genealogy. She found many distant relatives in different parts of India so she went to visit them. I have to ask her more details when I see her next time. My husband’s grandfather was British official stationed in India. His dad was born in India. The family went to Australia where my husband was born. I don’t know too far into our travel plan at this time. 😊

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        1. Smitha V Avatar

          That sounds like a very interesting trip. Reconnecting must have been amazing. I’m sure it will make for a great story :). Hope to hear about it from you some day. 💕

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