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Famous Doors from Around the World

Doors: we use them every day and rarely think much about them. At Folding Doors 2 U we work with bi folding doors every day, specialising in aluminium bi fold doors, UPVc bi fold doors and timber bi fold doors. But some doors are more special. Some doors have gone beyond mere practical necessities to get in and out of buildings and have gained fame across the world. Here are some of the most famous doors in the world that you are sure to recognise.

Arguably the most famous door in the world, Number 10 may look simple on the outside, but it represents the seat of British power and is recognisable all over the world. This plain, shiny black door is guarded by a policeman at all times, and it is made from bomb-proof metal. It is not actually the original, which was installed in the 1770s. This one only appeared after World War II, and the original is on display at the Churchill Museum.

Also known as the Rogers Doors, these doors are located in the United States Capitol. Standing 17 feet tall and made from bronze, they were made by the sculptor Randolph Rogers and illustrate events from Columbus's life. They were created in Rome and installed in 1863, and visitors can see them at the east entrance.

Some doors are famous for the events that have taken place around them, and this is the case with the door of Castle Church. It was here that Martin Luther nailed a copy of The 95 Theses to the door in 1517. This is now seen as the event that started the Protestant Reformation.

221b Baker Street is the apartment address of the great fictional detective Sherlock Holmes, and it is also a real address in London. However, at the time the books were written, it didn't actually exist because the numbers on the road did not go far enough. When the road was extended in the 1930s, the address was officially created, and it immediately became a tourist attraction and received post from all over the world. A Sherlock Holmes museum was later opened at a different number in the street, but it now uses the number 221b.

Piazza dei Cavalieri di Malta is home to the most popular door in the city. It may not look like anything special on first appearances, but when you get right up close and look through the keyhole you will realise why it is so famous. Through the keyhole you will be presented with a stunning view of St. Peter's Basilica across the city, making it a very popular tourist attraction.

In The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe part of The Chronicles of Narnia series written by C.S. Lewis an iconic (wardrobe) door leads to a magical land called Narnia.

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