Thursday doors…Philly car-i-doors

Posted: April 19, 2018 in Thursday doors
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Although Philadelphia was founded long before cars were around and it’s much easier in many ways to do without one if you live in the city environs, there are now plenty of cars and where there are cars, there are sometimes garages.  I, for one, can appreciate the Philadelphia garage, having had to hope for a parking spot too many times over the years of visits.  These garage doors aren’t your usual doors, though.  See if you can spot some of what makes them interesting and maybe a bit a-door-able.

If you can drive in the snow, head up to Montreal, park at Norm’s garage, then walk through doors all over the world.  Take your time.  There are no parking tickets.

copyright janet m. webb


copyright janet m. webb

copyright janet m. webb


  1. Joanne Sisco says:

    The first one is my favourite because of the half-moon window in the wall, but the last one with the huge door pins made me smile. This is a door to be taken seriously 🙂

    • Besides, that last one has a real door and a mailbox in the garage door, making it more than a bit unusual. I think the middle one is rather extravagant for a city door, just because of all the space it takes, especially in a city of row houses!


      • Joanne Sisco says:

        Now that you mention it, yes, that 2nd set of doors did seem exceptionally large. It’s even odder now that you mention it is in the city rather than in the suburbs where there is more space. Most unusual!

  2. Great puns, great pics.
    I park-ticulary liked the top (first) one. Especially the idea of a little park (play on words intended) with a sitting area parked atop of a garage squished in-between two buildings. Nice touch.


    • Ah, word play is so much fun, Randy. I like having that little patio/balcony on top of the garage, too, and as space is at a premium in the city, it’s a great idea.

      Happy Thursday.


  3. Norm 2.0 says:

    Funny you should mention coming up to my garage because the contractor is supposed to be here today to install our new garage door 🙂
    These finds are wonderful. Each one has its own unique charm. My fave is the last one for that door-within-a-door look.

  4. Dan Antion says:

    That center one is beautiful. I would love to have that door on my garage. Of course then the garage would look better than our house, but…

  5. The second door is a charmer. What a beautiful design and finish.

  6. anne leueen says:

    I like this. Garage doors are a whole other vista of doors. And in two of these, doors within doors!

  7. scr4pl80 says:

    Double duty doors. Love that concept.

  8. Putting together a collection of ordinary garage doors makes each of them look interesting. Good idea.

  9. jesh stg says:

    That’s an interesting point you make, Janet. If one does not own a car, a garage is not needed:) Can imagine that the owners of the first cars were very proud of their car, and treated their “baby” royally. Love the light brown one. It looks like that one is not a roll up door, because of the handles..

    • That’s what I thought, too, Jesh. It’s a gorgeous set of doors. If you live in the downtown of a city such as Philadelphia, New York, etc., a car can be more of an expensive inconvenience than something fun and useful. I’ve heard that some New Yorkers keep their cars in New Jersey in a rental space and only use them when outside the city. Having driven there a couple times, I know I would!

  10. These GARAGE doors are classy, unique, and have an attitude. I like them all, but that second one is adoorable. 🙂

  11. Overlooked by many but so lovingly crafted and maintained by their owners, this is just another insight on city life that I hadn’t spent the time to appreciate before. Any car would be lucky to call these garages home!

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