Door of the Day: Some doors are BIG

Door of the Day: Some doors are BIG

StPauls-cathedraldoor

Was this door built for giants? No—it leads to St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.

You can climb to the very top of St. Paul’s—it sometimes feels like a winding, treacherous ascent and I will admit that every time I’ve done it, I get vertigo. But the view is worth it.

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25! Doors come in all shapes and sizes in Zoone, too!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: Some doors are small

Door of the Day: Some doors are small

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We found this tiny door at the Florence Cathedral, which we visited in 2013. Maybe it’s meant to be a tiny window shutter—but it sure looks like a door to me!

The cathedral, of course, is more famous for its dome . . . which is indeed stunning! But I’m always distracted by those tiny details hidden between here and there.

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25! Doors come in all shapes and sizes in the nexus of Zoone, too!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: The green elephant

Door of the Day: The green elephant

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An elephant decorates the metal gates to the Grand Palace in Phnom Penh. There are many elephants decorating this site, and I could not stop taking photos of all these details. Even the cats seem to be enamored with them!

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: the lion, the peacock, and the unicorn

Door of the Day: the lion, the peacock, and the unicorn

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A stoic lion door knocker greets you at one of the doors to Blair Castle in Scotland.

This castle features a banquet hall, many doors, stairwells with railings of unicorn horns (they are actually narwhale tusks) and grounds with parading peacocks and the ruins of an old kirk.

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25!  This door knocker would fit right in at Zoone!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: Here live ghosts

Door of the Day: Here live ghosts

York-ghostwarning

Some doors have warnings, like this one to The Golden Fleece pub in York, England. We visited York in 2014, and immediately fell in love with this nexus of history.

Whenever we are visiting a city, we like to go on ghost tours. They are a fun way to learn about the history of the place, especially the macabre side!

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on February 25!  Many of the doors at Zoone have warnings, too!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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Door of the Day: the door and the station

Door of the Day: the door and the station

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This Medieval-style door is from Koyko Gaien Park in Tokyo, Japan. We visited these stunning grounds in 2018, when we adopted our son. This door features a door within a door, with the smaller gate set within the bottom quarter.

Nearby, is the magnificent Tokyo Station, which was just one of many places that served as inspiration for Zoone Station, located at the nexus of the multiverse, where a thousand doors lead to a thousand worlds.

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on Feb25!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

Zoonecovers

Door of the Day: some are guarded by beasts . . .

Door of the Day: some are guarded by beasts . . .

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This is a door from Gyeongbok palace in Korea, with a traditional lock to secure its weathered wood.  I have walked the grounds here a few times, and have never tired of its beauty!

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I especially love the haetae guarding the gates and entrances to different buildings with the complex—haetae is a famous creature from Korean mythology. It is a protective creature, said to guard against natural disasters.

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I’m posting my door inspirations from around the world to celebrate the release of The Guardians of Zoone on Feb25!  There are no haetae in Zoone but there is, of course, one very unique skyger named Tug!

You can find order links for the books of Zoone HERE.

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