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Picturing a World

Cornhill door as portal

Blog post alert: The idea of portals to other times or universes are a staple of speculative fiction, but real doors with illustrative panels can be portals for the imagination. They connect those who see them later to the period in which they were created and to the times or stories that they depict. Each of the bas-relief panels of William Gilbert's Door in Cornhill depicts an aspect of the district's history—here, for instance, as the locale of 17th C tailoring. And those faces! Couldn't they also spark a new story in response?
Via Spitalfileds Life

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