White wall and blue door in Greece

Photos: Nick Rowell

White walls, blue doors and great cascades of bougainvillea all add up to one thing: a Greek island.
Blue-and-white mosque door in the Maldives

The bold chevrons that cover this mosque in the Maldives even extend to the doors.
St Edward's Church in Stow-on-the-Wold, Gloucestershire, England

The medieval door of St Edward's Church in Stow-on-the-Wold in the Cotswolds is flanked by considerably older yew trees and reputed to be the inspiration for Tolkien's Doors of Durin in The Lord of the Rings.
Parisian entrance framed by wisteria blooms

A riot of lush wisteria in full bloom softens the haughty grandeur of this Parisian entrance.
Studded green door in Chefchaouen, Morocco

Symmetrically studded doors and delicate mosaics in Chefchaouen, Morocco.

From Door J'Adore: A Celebration of the World's Most Beautiful Doors. Copyright © 2018 by Nick Rowell. Excerpted with permission by Ryland Peters & Small.