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Monday, September 19, 2011

The Front Door

During my recent trip to England, we stopped in the villageof Lacock on our way to Stonehenge.  Lacockis a village in Wiltshire, England and is owned almost in its entirety by the National Trust. It attracts many visitors by virtue of its unspoiledappearance and is the setting for many movies such as Pride and Prejudice, Emma, and Harry Potter. Most of the homes were built in the 18th century orearlier.

The village is absolutely adorable and is one of the highlights of my trip. Because it is owned by the National Trust, the structures ofthe Village remain in their heritage condition. But what fascinated me aboutthem were the front doors.
The cottages are almost identical, but each frontdoor is unique and special. I wondered what story it could tell about theoccupants, past and present. Not only are the elements of each door different, giving each cottage its own personality,but the faded jewel colors are fantastic.