Thursday Doors…More from Carmel-by-the-Sea

Posted: August 4, 2016 in Thursday doors
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Due to internet issues, I can’t access any more doors from France right now, so I’m going back to some beauties from my trip last year to California and, in this instance, to our overnight stay in Carmel. Yes, Carmel is a tourist town but like so many other tourist spots, there are reasons people visit. The primary one is the beauty–the natural beauty of the ocean and coastline and the beauty of the town itself.  And where there are attractive homes, gardens and businesses, you tend to find attractive doors.  I’ve gone for a bit of variety here, with even a  moving door for your viewing pleasure.

Can you see me waving to you from the Bighorn Mountains?  I have only a few days left here and then a two-day drive home.  But for now, I’m soaking in horseback riding, relaxation, and incredible views, the latter which I’ll be sharing with you, as well as more from France.  Stay tuned and thanks for coming along for the ride.




  1. Dan Antion says:

    I really like when you said “…there are reasons people visit” It’s so true. Lovely doors, especially thd bottom one. I really like the colors and thd signs of aging. Maybe, as I get older, I appreciate that more 😉

    • Ha, Dan, I know what you mean about aging. 🙂 I get a bit annoyed when people denigrate a place as “a tourist attraction” or talk about tourists in a negative way. Sure that happens, but tourist attractions are just cool places that people want to see. Not all of them appeal to everyone, but while it’s great to find yourself in a tourist attraction without a lot of other people, why are you there in the first place? We’re all tourists in a sense when we visit anywhere that’s not our home and especially popular spots.


  2. Geert Smits says:

    The Bighorn Mountains I only know out of the books written by J.C. Box. In my imagination they must be very beautiful 🙂 And so are the doors!

    • Geert, it’s so funny that you mention C.J. Box. While I’m here, I’m re-reading his books (and being thankful there aren’t that many murders in the state in probably several years!!) It is very beautiful. If you go to my post from yesterday, you’ll see a picture of where I am and what the Bighorns look like.


  3. dimlamp says:

    Interesting collection, I like the greenery around the last shot.

  4. BeckyB says:

    Intrigued about what is behind the 3rd one!

  5. jesh stg says:

    Carmel – have passed it, but never visited. Great sights and doors. That yellow bus looks very familiar! Hope your internet issues will be resolved soon:)

    • The internet issues are simply because we’re in the mountains at over 7,000′ and the internet signal where our cabin is isn’t very strong. My laptop usually connects just fine, but sometimes loses the signal. The phone (no calling, just wi-fi) connects sometimes in certain places and the same with the iPad. The door issue is that the phone and iPad, which usually share pictures, can’t get enough oomph here to do so.

      The yellow bus reminds me of those they used in Yellowstone Park for many years.


  6. Lovely images, Janet. That last door is fabulous, with the foliage wrapping itselt around it.

  7. I love Carmel and you got some great shots while visiting!

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    Lovely shots Janet. I’m a big fan of that part of California so no convincing needed to get me to stop. And yes there IS a reason why so many people love to stop there 🙂

    • I’d love to go back and spend more time there. The drive on the Coast Highway, although not as fast as on the interstate, is well worth the time spent, too.

  9. Lovely doors! It’s so true that there’s a reason most places become tourist spots 🙂

  10. I visit Carmel-by-Sea once in awhile. It’s a fun place to wander around, but usually I go around town and head for the coastline.

    I love that white door with blue trim. I love the cracked, weathered, distressed look of it.

    Enjoy your last days of vacation, and have a safe journey home!