Surreal Door to Nowhere Spotted in the Alps

On a mountain, high in the Northern Limestone Alps, located in Bavaria, Germany, sits a lone door. Photographer James Hilgenberg captured this stunning shot of the entrance way as it leads to a view of breathtaking beauty.

"I saw this door in the Alps this year," he wrote on National Geographic's Your Shot website. "Thinking about words to the picture a Beatles song came to my mind. 'Nowhere Man' could be living behind this door.

"Update: Now I came across the perfect song to this picture: The Alan Parsons Project, A Dream Within A Dream. 'All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. ' We come to the world from nowhere to, in the end, go nowhere."

More information on the door installation can be found at Alpinien.

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Comment by Joel Emmett on January 3, 2014 at 4:18pm

Or is it a door to... everywhere?

Here is a similar example:

This is a gate into the temple, into God's presence.


Comment by Gerard Van der Leun on January 3, 2014 at 11:53am

'All that we see or seem is but a dream within a dream. ' is a straight steal from EA Poe.... "A Dream Within A Dream"

O God! can I not save
One from the pitiless wave?
Is all that we see or seem
But a dream within a dream?


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