A Little Hole in the Wall

This doorway is built into the side of a ‘tunnel’ in/under the Eads Bridge, downtown STL. Kinda interesting. I wish I wasn’t so shaky, though (as you can see the following conversation didn’t work out very well for me).

Me: “Sooooo… do you… come here… often?!”

Tripod: *sighs & rolls eyes* “Puhleeeze.”

About this image: digital photograph, lightly modified


93 thoughts on “A Little Hole in the Wall

    • Many thanks, Ms. K!
      It’s a bit difficult to tell from without more background, but it seemed like such an unusual place to find a door. And such an interesting one at that!

    • Your doorways are fantastic, Ms. F! But then, all your images are.
      Speaking of fantastic… LOVED the video! Thanks so much for sharing that link. Incredible… I’d be THRILLED if I was doing that in the 4″x5″ – 8″x10″ range… SOMEday. I’ve got to make that happen.

  1. There is so much to see in this photo, SIG. The markings on the stone, different shades, curved lines, straight lines, graffiti, etc. This has a veritable plethora of treats for the eye. Nice!

    • Thank you so much, Ms. B!
      I agree… I’ve seen a bit more impressive graffiti in my time. Some of it is really, really impressive. This looks a bit more on my level, though.

  2. I like your dialog with your tripod. This door reminds me of doors I sometimes see in alleyways or at the backs of old factory buildings. I like to think about what’s behind them. The 7th circle of hell, or a wormhole to 1910, or whatever.

    • Thanks so much, Madame! I wish my tripod had been more convinced! I could have used it’s assistance!
      Absolutely! It had been a fairly long day at this point, so I was secretly hoping there was a McDonald’s back there. No such luck, though.

  3. I love “lightly modified”. πŸ™‚ The contrasting textures create a lot of interest for me in this image – the brick, the cement, the wood, the door – and with just a touch of blue. Well done.

    • Hahaha… yeah, that’s a bit silly, isn’t it? The thing is… I literally beat most of my images to death… so it seems like some folks might be interested in just how much I’ve attacked a photo. To tell you the truth, I’m surprised the Adobe folks haven’t showed up at MY door to revoke my PS license!
      Thank you very much, Ms. H!

  4. Every time my friend travels to a new place, she sends me a postcard and it’s always the same shot no matter where she goes. It’s a montage of doors.
    The doors of Puerto Rico. The doors of Istanbul. The doors of Montreal.
    Now I have The Door of St. Louis. (I think you’ll need to take a few more so you can create a montage.) πŸ™‚

  5. Well first of all you know how I love black and white artwork, but this one with the Graffiti on the door really makes it stand out! I love it, Sig!
    Hugs xx

    • Thanks so much, Deb! I agree… my gut instinct is always thing B/W first… but it seemed like a hint of color to pull things toward that door just a bit more might work okay here… especially with how contrasty the whole image is to begin with…

  6. So cool! I like the juxtaposition of the old, stone walls and architectural style with that urban door and grafiti. Works on soooooo many levels. Nicely seen and captured, Sig! πŸ™‚

    • Kind of bizarre, isn’t it, M.P.? This bridge was completed back in 1874… and (while I suspected it’s been renovated… a bit, anyway πŸ˜‰ ) the CMU and door do seem an odd / interesting pairing!
      Thanks so much, M.P!

  7. Perhaps next time you will venture a little further
    and I wonder what you will find? Perhaps a Harem
    of the most deliciously sexy maidens that you have
    ever seen? πŸ˜‰ Well you can dream I guess πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ lol

    Have a great rest of evening SIG
    and thank you for offering another
    one of your excellent pieces of Art πŸ™‚


    • Hahaha… speaking of finding things… considering how things go for me I’m usually lucky if I can find my way home sometimes! From across the street! Not that I’m easily confused / distracted or anything, but… hey… what’s that over there?!
      Thanks so much, Andro!
      I hope you are having a wonderful day, too!

  8. it’s perfect! you really captured the artfulness of the door, the contrasting stone, brick, wood. I really like the blue touch. compelling what lies behind the door. . . (my old tripod it as shaky as I am! :))

    • Thank you so much, S.F.! I was hoping that hint of selective color would help draw attention just a bit more… especially considering how contrasty all the surrounding materials are. I really liked all that texture, but I was also hoping to create a spot for my eyes to rest for a second, too.
      Hahaha… Oh no! That would be trouble for me, S.F.! Mine was gifted to me from some friends who are wedding photographers here in STL… it’s a lifesaver for me… people say you should be able to hand-hold down to about 1/60th, but that’s sure not something I can do!

  9. I love this! Besides being photographically and artistically interesting, there is intrigue and mystique here. Hmmm . . . what would happen if I just pushed the door ajar a little bit to take a peek . . . or to step over the threshold and cautiously inch over to the other side . . . hmmmm

  10. I don’t see any shaky – it’s lovely! Lovelier without the graffiti, though. Some see graffiti as art. While I can admire some of it, I can’t get past the destruction of somebody else’s property.

    • I hear you, Peg.
      It is kind of fun to play around with spray paint sometimes (although I’ve yet to learn how to do much with it), but I would never practice on someone else’s property… not really my style, either.

  11. I don’t see any shakiness at all! The benefit of tiny pictures, I guess. I’m always trying to enlarge these things, though I know clicking on them doesn’t help at all. Not only a neat discovery but a neat composition.

    • Not at all, Mr. L… this theme really does tend to hide a few things more than it should… I’m just thrilled as always to see you, Bo! My most sincere thanks, as always, sir!

    • Somehow my spam filter did manage to grab a hold of your comments, Bo… I’m very sorry about that… I really need to be better about checking out what that crazy thing is up to…

    • I decided to pull out all your comments / approve / and comment on them in the hopes that it might help prevent this from happening to you here or anywhere else for that matter. Not sure if it will help, but it didn’t seem like it would hurt, either.

  12. For some reason when I am logged in on WordPress I can’t leave comments. They go into the spam folders…even on my own site. I hope just signin’ in as Bo will help.

    • Thank you so much, Martin! Indeed! This was such a cool place to wonder around… full of those little details / modifications / questions that really make you wonder…

    • I’m so happy to hear that, S.E… thank you! This was such an interesting place! I’m hoping to go back at some point and wonder around a bit more… it seemed like every direction you looked was filled with fascinating ‘stuff’!

  13. “Do you come here often?” oh, poor guys!!! πŸ™‚ You really made me laugh πŸ™‚

    The doorway is fascinating. I want to enter the tunnel.

    • Thank you so much for stopping by (and for your kind comment as well, Michelle)!
      Agreed! It doesn’t seem like that could be a very large space… I’m so curious as to what kind of purpose it even serves… the more I think about it, the more I’m left wondering!

  14. Really like this one. Could work very well as a cover for one of those literary mystery/ghost novels from Canada or Europe. The kind that get turned into art-house movies.

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