One of my favorite things about traveling is how you see an everyday object in a new way. It started when I was in Salamanca, Spain with the suggestion that I look for the hidden frog in the facade of the cathedral. I didn’t see it right away. But I did notice the massive doors into the cathedral. Just when I was wondering how difficult it would be to open those doors, I saw that there was an ordinary, human sized door unobtrusively cut into the bigger one. So probably one would use the regular sized door for everyday entry into the cathedral.
After that I made a point of noticing the small door within oversized ones in other cathedrals in other cities. Then I started looking for other contexts and settings, such as castles, walls, houses, and shops. Continue reading