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 The Doors
by The Ovi Team
 

Everybody knows that 'ovi' means 'door' in Finnish and everybody deals with at least one door every day of their life. Whether it is the fridge door, medicine cabinet door, bedroom door, front door, garage door, trap door or a stable door, there are doors to be opened, closed and locked in all aspects of our daily lives. We invite you to share your favourite doors with us in our 'The Doors' exhibition by sending a photograph and a description to submissions@ovimagazine.com

 Makrinitsa, Pilion Greece 03Makrinitsa, Pilion Greece 03 by The Ovi Team

By Smaro Moschidou Chrissafi

 
Badboys Radio Show Ovi Gallery Le Meteque Ovi Exhibition Ovi Bookshop
 
 Makrinitsa, Pilion Greece 02Makrinitsa, Pilion Greece 02 by The Ovi Team

By Smaro Moschidou Chrissafi

 
 Makrinitsa, Pilion Greece 01Makrinitsa, Pilion Greece 01 by The Ovi Team

By Smaro Moschidou Chrissafi

 
 Lighthouse KavalaLighthouse Kavala by The Ovi Team

The door of the lighthouse, Kavala, Greece

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 Door KavalaDoor Kavala by The Ovi Team

Private door in Kavala, Greece

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 KomotiniKomotini by The Ovi Team

Door in Komotini

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 Gate, KomotiniGate, Komotini by The Ovi Team

Gate of a private house, Komotini, Greece

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 Wooden doorWooden door by The Ovi Team

Wooden door, private house. Komotini, Greece

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 Gate doorGate door by The Ovi Team

Gate door in Komotini, Greece

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 Private house in PanagiaPrivate house in Panagia by The Ovi Team

Private house in Panagia, Cavala, Greece

Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 Old MusicOld Music by The Ovi Team

Old Town, Cavala, Greece
Taken by Lilian Badani

 
 SeahorseSeahorse by The Ovi Team
Bognor Seaside, West Sussex, UK
Taken by Asa Butcher
 
 Seaside StripesSeaside Stripes by The Ovi Team
Bognor Seaside, West Sussex, UK
Taken by Asa Butcher
 
 CowshedCowshed by The Ovi Team
Farm near Ala-Härmä, Finland
Taken by Asa Butcher
 
 NeighboursNeighbours by The Ovi Team
Malahide, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 The LodgeThe Lodge by The Ovi Team
Malahide, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Need PaintingNeed Painting by The Ovi Team
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 RedRed by The Ovi Team
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 White and SimpleWhite and Simple by The Ovi Team
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Multi-panelledMulti-panelled by The Ovi Team
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Bright BlueBright Blue by The Ovi Team
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Faux PillarsFaux Pillars by The Ovi Team
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Two DoorsTwo Doors by The Ovi Team
Neighbours?
Location unknown.
Taken by Graham Whitehead
 
 Sagrada Familia 3Sagrada Familia 3 by The Ovi Team
The basilica is the last, and perhaps most extraordinary, of the designs of the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Sagrada Familia 2Sagrada Familia 2 by The Ovi Team
The formal title of the basilica is the Temple Expiatori de la Sagrada Família or Expiatory Temple of the Holy Family.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Sagrada Familia 1Sagrada Familia 1 by The Ovi Team
La Sagrada Familia is a large Roman Catholic basilica under construction in Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 La RamblaLa Rambla by The Ovi Team
La Rambla is an iconic and busy street in central Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Passeig GraciaPasseig Gracia by The Ovi Team
Passeig Gracia is the most elegant and striking boulevard in the Eixample.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Castelldefels 3Castelldefels 3 by The Ovi Team
Castelldefels is famous for its long beach.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Castelldefels 2Castelldefels 2 by The Ovi Team
Castelldefels is a town in the Baix Llobregat comarca.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Castelldefels 1Castelldefels 1 by The Ovi Team
Castelldefels with Ovi's webmaster standing guard.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Casa MilaCasa Mila by The Ovi Team
Casa Milà is a building designed by the Catalan architect Antoni Gaudí and built in the years 1905–1907.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Casa BatlloCasa Batllo by The Ovi Team
Casa Batlló is a building designed by Antoni Gaudi.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Barri Gotic 3Barri Gotic 3 by The Ovi Team
'Barri Gòtic' means 'Gothic Quarter' in Catalan.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Barri Gotic 2Barri Gotic 2 by The Ovi Team
Barri Gòtic retains a labyrinthine street plan.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 Barri Gotic 1Barri Gotic 1 by The Ovi Team
Barri Gòtic is the centre of the old city of Barcelona.
Barcelona, Spain.
Taken by Eva Malkki
 
 No waterNo water by The Ovi Team
On a very hot day, with no electricity or water, most people just stayed indoors!
Granada, Nicaragua.
Taken by Heidi Staman
 
 Staying in the shadeStaying in the shade by The Ovi Team
On a very hot day, with no electricity or water, most people just stayed indoors!
Granada, Nicaragua.
Taken by Heidi Staman
 
 Staying indoorsStaying indoors by The Ovi Team
On a very hot day, with no electricity or water, most people just stayed indoors!
Granada, Nicaragua.
Taken by Heidi Staman
 
 A hot dayA hot day by The Ovi Team
On a very hot day, with no electricity or water, most people just stayed indoors!
Granada, Nicaragua.
Taken by Heidi Staman
 
 Backgammon doorsBackgammon doors by The Ovi Team
Backgammon fun
Greece
Taken by Mikaela
 
 The day of springThe day of spring by The Ovi Team
A door decorated for the Greek May 1st celebration of spring and flowers.
Tsepelovo, a small vilage in Ipirus, Greece,
Taken by siegmund [http://siegmundshof.wordpress.com]
 
 Small and heavySmall and heavy by The Ovi Team
A quite small and heavy door inside the Craigmillar Castle in Scotland, UK.
Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Taken by Pixie [http://budubu.blogspot.com]
 
 Medieval castleMedieval castle by The Ovi Team
This is the entrance to the inner yard of the Craigmillar Castle, a medieval castle lying three miles south east of the centre of Edinburgh in Scotland, UK.
Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK
Taken by Pixie [http://budubu.blogspot.com]
 
 Hobbit-likeHobbit-like by The Ovi Team
Aberystwyth is a small town on the west coast of Wales, where houses are all bright and colourful, some with Hobbit-like front doors.
Aberystwyth, Wales, UK
Taken by Pixie [http://budubu.blogspot.com]
 
 Old ruinsOld ruins by The Ovi Team
A shot from the old ruins of Aberystwyth Castle.
Aberystwyth Castle, Wales, UK
Taken by Pixie [http://budubu.blogspot.com]
 
 Cafe entranceCafe entrance by The Ovi Team
Not a bad Cafeteria entrance
Hotel Velad Al-Abyadh Velez Blanco, Almeria, Spain
Taken by Ann Reynolds
 
 A garage doorA garage door by The Ovi Team
A garage door of which to be proud!
Hotel Velad Al-Abyadh Velez Blanco, Almeria, Spain
Taken by Ann Reynolds
 
 A project!A project! by The Ovi Team
A project!
Almeria, Spain
Taken by Ann Reynolds
 
 Oxford BuildingOxford Building by The Ovi Team
Oxford Building
Delhi, India
Submitted by Maippi Tapanainen
 
 Memories Fading AwayMemories Fading Away by The Ovi Team
Submitted by George SOU
 
 Hello Again...Hello Again... by The Ovi Team
Submitted by George SOU
 
 The neighbour's back doorThe neighbour's back door by The Ovi Team
Everytime I see this door I realize that all the sweat I lose when scrubbing and painting my own doors is worth it.
East Finland
Taken by Rinso
 
 Forbidden CityForbidden City by The Ovi Team
During my visit to Beijing in March 2005 I simply couldn't stop taking pictures of traditional Chinese architecture! This door surely got my attention at the Forbidden City.
Beijing, China.
Taken by Carlos Eyl
 
 Dublin DoorDublin Door by The Ovi Team
I went to Dublin for my 50th I saw this door!
Can't remember exactly where in Dublin it was but I thought it looked stunning.
Dublin, Ireland
Taken by Ann Reynolds
 
 Character and gritCharacter and grit by The Ovi Team

Finland is full of doors with attitude, character and grit. Maybe a door could even be described as having Sisu.
Taken by Nic Mepham

 
 Weight and majestyWeight and majesty by The Ovi Team

The story is straightforward.
I was commissioned by a local poetry magazine in Dorset called "doors" for a cover design and promotion poster. I decided to make an illustration of Wimborne Ministers main doors. I feel they gave the idea "weight and majesty".
Cover design
Created by Nic Mepham

 
 Number 14Number 14 by The Ovi Team

Number 14, Road Unknown
England
Taken by Jon Andrews

 
 Keeps peeping eyes outKeeps peeping eyes out by The Ovi Team
My bathroom door:
-keeps bad smells in and peeping eyes out
-has a new handle as my ex-girlfriend broke the last one!
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Pete Stockley
 
 Carved in GreekCarved in Greek by The Ovi Team

Carved with care
Pilio, Kastanies Village, Greece
Taken by John Michail

 
 I SpyI Spy by The Ovi Team
Hard at work
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 Door WarningDoor Warning by The Ovi Team
Ovi sulkeutuu automaattisesti 30s kuluttua
Door shuts automatically in thirty seconds
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 Helsinki streetHelsinki street by The Ovi Team
Open for business
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 RestaurantRestaurant by The Ovi Team
Vanha keittiö (Old Kitchen) restaurant, Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 World Trade CenterWorld Trade Center by The Ovi Team
Passing pedestrian traffic
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 No bikesNo bikes by The Ovi Team
"Ei pyröriä oven eteen"
"No bikes in front of the door"
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 Rustically appealingRustically appealing by The Ovi Team
Needs a few coats of paint.
Helsinki, Finland
Taken by Jussi Omaheimo
 
 Neighborhood pubNeighborhood pub by The Ovi Team

My "friendly neighborhood pub" in Malminkartano ;)
Taken by Henry Majander

 
 Back at the ranchBack at the ranch by The Ovi Team

Here is a picture of me in front of my front door.
The reason why I took this pic...
The place where I work held a staff social and our task was to go around London and cobble together a fancy dress costume in a couple of hours. With a strict budget of £20 per person and 5 people to a team, based on themes we pulled out of a hat, my team picked the theme '1970s'. So, we dressed up as the village people and I had to dress up as the gay cowboy. Everyone then met in a pub and start to drink until late in the evening. Early in the night one of the company bosses said that he would give some money to the company charity for each person who wears their fancy dress costume all night, heading back home on the tube or night bus. If they turn up the next day with a photo of themselves outside their front door still wearing said costume.
Taken by Ben Whiting

 
 
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