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Dinky Doors: discover the latest portal in a saintly location




A new portal to another world has appeared in a saintly location in the city centre.

Anonymous art collective Dinky Doors installed their latest tiny gateway in All Saints Passage in the early hours of yesterday morning.

The new Dinky Door on All Saints Passage, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9409053)
The new Dinky Door on All Saints Passage, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9409053)

It’s the seventh fairy-sized door to have been installed by the secretive artists and is the entrance to a demon’s house just below the carving of an angel.

According to a spokesperson for the artists, this has kicked off an unearthly romance between Angela the angel and a Mr D. Mon.

“It is a Dinky love story,” explains one of the artists. “We felt there were lots of people who are almost polarised in their thinking - whether they are Leave or Remain, left or right, good or bad, Oasis or Blur.

The new Dinky Door on All Saints Passage, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9409212)
The new Dinky Door on All Saints Passage, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9409212)

“We thought if an angel and demon fell in love it would show that even people who are diametrically opposite could still find a way of reconciling their differences.”

The new Dinky Door on All Saints Passage, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9409061)
The new Dinky Door on All Saints Passage, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9409061)

Other Dinky Doors around the city include the Reality Checker, which eagle-eyed visitors to Parker’s Piece may have noticed, and the Teleport-O-Matic machine that is tucked away between some very well-known phone boxes. There’s also Number 10 and 1/4 Downing Street, a Dinky post office and the Wonder Emporium. Alas a further door has disappeared.

Dinky Doors with their minature in the Market Square, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9400319)
Dinky Doors with their minature in the Market Square, Cambridge. Picture: Keith Heppell. (9400319)

Dinky Doors told the Cambridge Independent: “This door is a little bit of a love story to the building because it is a recreation of their actual full-sized door next to it. We have put a lot of effort in to make it exactly the same and we hope it doesn’t upset anyone. We respect all buildings and haven’t damaged any with our installations.”

All the locations of the Dinky Doors can be found at dinkydoors.co.uk.

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