When I read, I develop mental images of the places and people I read about. Most of us do, I think.
One of my favorite fantasy authors is Katherine Kurtz. As in the Adept series.
I was walking in Seattle one day recently and saw this doorway on the back side of a house. Even though it’s been awhile since I read Kurtz’s Adept series, seeing this door immediately brought to mind an oddball recluse in the Adept series who – in the Kurtz’ books – lived in a house with a door that I had mentally imagined looked much like this one!
I was so struck by the similarity that I took a photo.