Recently our older daughter, her boyfriend, and I spent the day in Chicago. Chicago is a lovely mix of historic buildings and sleek, modern beauties. It was a glorious day and I managed to find a few doors to share with you without stopping more times than my companions could bear. 🙂
I don’t know what’s inside this Kay Jewelers store, but I do know not all the jewels are inside.
(P.S. In view of all the comments about the peacock doors, I should say that I think they’re the gates/security doors, the ones that will be opened in the morning when the store opens. Doesn’t detract from their glamour and beauty, though.)
We’ve talked often here about the reuse of historic buildings and a perfect example of that is the water pumping station, built in 1869, in downtown Chicago, one of the few buildings to survive the great Chicago fire. Here’s one set of doors to that station. The station is still used as a pumping station, but it also houses the Lookingglass Theater Company. Both the pumping station and the Water Tower across the street are in a style known as castellated gothic.
This door is across the street from Blackbird, our lunch destination, one well worth your times to seek out. I thought it a creative way of saying “No parking.”