Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar: "doors"

The Khan el-Khalili bazaar, Cairo, Egypt

More pictures on my main blog: BLOGitse

Your first visit here?
You might think why the hell I've put those annoying watermarks on top of the pictures. Because an online news site misused one of my pictures
+ people are downloading my pictures without saying a word.
Now they get them with my signiture on.

If you're interested to get any of my pictures without watermarks please ask! Very simple! :)
email >  toblogitse at


  1. Hi there! trust you are having a great day!!! I love these doors, in fact I love doors fullstop, but these are truly special - I'd put up with sand for a few days to see and photogrpah some like this!!!
    Gena @ Thinking Aloud
    a photoblog
    South Africa

  2. Imagine taking time to make doors like these!

    Don't you sometimes wish you had a step ladder?

    I'm mounting a one woman campaign against your signatures. I understand about the misuse and the downloading (though I'm always pleased when I see mine have been downloaded because it shows someone likes them!) however . . . it's a bit like letting burglars frighten you into baracading your home. You are letting photo-raiders spoil your art. I know lots of people use signatures but I specially like your photos - hence my campaign and it is in all friendliness.


    P.S. I know I'd be cross if a newspaper used mine without permission and, if they were used commercially, I'd be VERY cross - but it's swings and roundabouts! L.

  3. Blogitse, you could post this one for Window Views and doors too! I'd love to have you join :)

  4. Oh wow this one is stunning! Old door is very appealing to me. Thanks for sharing!

    WVD2:Different Design

  5. These doors make me want to run my fingers across their intricate patterns.

    I'm with Lucy. I understand, but the watermarks detract from the image.

  6. The carving is so fine. Love the detail!

  7. Awesome photos of these magnificent doors.

  8. Blogitse, Welcome to Window Views and doors too! I'm so glad you decided to join us on Wed/Thurs for this meme! :)

  9. A must stop when in Cairo. Unfortunately I wasn't paying much attention to doors and windows when I was there, but was more awestruck by all the merchandize and people visiting the bazaar.

    Lovely blog you have.

  10. the doors...simply fantastic metal design detail on them...notice the star of david motif along the bottom of one of them.
    welcome to the memE!

  11. Those doors are magnificent. I can see why you would get angry if a newspaper uses your photos without permission. I would, too. You could try for more subtle watermarks. It's an art in itself...

  12. Great shots here and on your other blog! These old world buildings cretainly hve a lot of character.

  13. I'm sorry about the watermarks but what can I do...My picture was used commercially...
    Maybe one day I'll have an exhibition without watermarks! :)

    come over here and I'll show you sand, a lot of it! :)
    and couple of doors too...

    I'd like to have a time machine - I could see how all the miracles were born!

    Thanks! Let's see how this will go on...I hope I'll remember this next week...See you!

    >>Manang Kim
    Thank you for your visit! :)

    Hope you enjoyed despite the watermarks...

    >>Stine in Ontario
    me too!!! :)

    or magnificent doors shot by an (awesome) blogger... LOL!

    Please do and I can be your guide!

    >>The Good Life in Virginia
    I love balance...

    not a newspaper - online news site...
    I don't like the watermarks...

    Oh, you've been exploring! :) Thank you!
    Like old people - they have character!

  14. Hi BLOGitse, I love windows and doors too, and these are very special doors! Especially that second capture. Have a great weekend,

  15. Oh wow, wonderful capture of detail I can almost feel myself those ridges and that wood... and yes I am strange in that I do love to run my hands over beautiful structures like this and feel the different textures through my fingers. lol.

    Have a wonderful weekend my friend. x

  16. The history invites us in to hear some ancient stories.

  17. Hello looking at these doors reminded me of my time in Saudi Arabia. Really poor form that others use your photos without the common courtesy of asking but perhaps like the doors its considered old fashioned?

  18. JANICE
    So we're door fans!
    It's a pity that most of the doors today are not very interesting...
    Have a great week ahead!

    I know what you mean. Textures and structures are fascinating!
    Have a great week!

    come in, come in...more coming soon...

    And other Islamic countries. I've always like the patterns - they're somehow relaxing...


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