You’ve probably read a portal fantasy. It’s just a story where the characters are transported from our world to some other world, usually by magical means, often through a door of some kind. L. Frank Baum’sThe Wizard of Oz is a portal fantasy; so are Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland and C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. I’m currently reading The Starless Sea by Erin Morgenstern, which is a literal portal fantasy: travel to the secondary world is through actual doors, mostly painted by a character named Mirabel.
For well over 20 years I read Stephen King’s Dark Tower saga, which is a portal fantasy, with characters moving between Keystone Earth (ie, our world) and Mid-World via doors that stand on beaches, in forests, in darkened basements and haunted houses.
So when I saw the blue door leaning against a Bell MTS building, I had to stop and take a photo. If it wasn’t behind chainlink fence, I might just have tried turning the doorknob, in case there was a world behind it.
You never know.
Series: Bike Ride PhotosThe entire series: Down by the river; Bike ride birds; The ex-garden and the weir; Snapshots of a ride; Across Town; Blackbird; North Hill campus; Lilacs and country roads; A pop of colour; Back lane flowers; More Brenizers; The river is high; A bird and a reflection; Rideau Park; Writing Retreat 2020, Day 7; Writing Retreat 2020: The Numbers; Storm damage, sunflowers; Eleanor Kidd gardens; Scenes from today’s ride; All right, autumn can be pretty; Bike ride, April 10, 2021; Bike ride wildlife; Bike ride, May 16, 2021; Some flowers for you; Lilacs; Under the bridge; A fence, a tree, and the sky; Turtle Crossing; Cemetery critters; On Reflection; Weekend rides; Upon Reflection; Deer and paparazzi; September Bike Ride; Corn & Sunset; On Reflection: Oct. 1st; Autumn Trees; A bit of graffiti; November bike ride; Geese; Day 30; Quack quack; Skinny deer; Monday bike ride; Saturday snaps; Deer + Flowers; Bike Ride — July 17, 2022; The meadow; It seems to be autumn; Portal fantasy; Slava Ukraini; Writing Retreat 2023: Thursday bike ride.
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