Thursday doors…shy doors

Posted: May 3, 2018 in Thursday doors
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Not all doors are easy to photograph.  Some hide behind trees or cars or people or in other ways.  We must honor their reticence, yet share their beauty with other door lovers.  These were hiding in Philadelphia.  But there’s no hiding the eclectic collection of doors you’ll find by joining the Thursday Doors a-door-able group of photographers.  Just head over to our head doorman and after admiring his post, click on the link frog to open many doors.

copyright janet m. webb

copyright janet m. webb

copyright janet m. webb

  1. That last set of doors is impressive.

  2. I don’t think I’ll ever look at doors again the same way. No longer utilitarian only, they now will give me glimpses of their personalities, thanks to your cute approach to today’s doors. Love these shy doors!

    • 🙂 That’s a good thing, Madison. I find that most of the doors around where we live are, to me at least, just ordinary, either because they’re relatively inexpensive and utilitarian like the one on our rental house, or they’re very fancy.


  3. Jet Eliot says:

    Enjoyed this set of doors, Janet, and a fun brief glimpse of Philly. One Penn Center and the art deco architecture is truly stunning. I’ve been to Philly many, many times, and never saw this gem, so thanks for making it available today.

  4. Yep, some doors are definitely hard to photograph, but you did well capturing these, Janet.

  5. marianallen says:

    Oh, NICE bunch! Thanks for coaxing these out of hiding long enough to get shots of ’em. 🙂

  6. Norm 2.0 says:

    The second one has such a simple yet elegant look to it.
    As for the ones blocked by those vehicles, well that’s just the result of selfish parking decisions. I mean really didn’t those drivers know you were coming?

    • I know. It was SO rude of them. Sigh. The bad thing about really big doors is that even if you’re on the sidewalk in front of them so there are no people in the way, the doors might be too big to fit in the shot. 🙂 Ah, the troubles we face!


  7. Jeanne says:

    My favorite in this set is the wood paneled door but they really need to get rid of that tired, dried out old wreath. That door needs to shine. 🙂

  8. Wow, you saved the best till last

  9. Junieper says:

    Don’t we all know this problem when looking for doors:) But the wine red one n your second, is right in style and adds to the tall doors. (it’s Jesh StG writing from my other blog this week)

  10. I love your choice of doors, Janet. They are all very smart, especially those in the last photo. 🙂 The first house looks very inviting.

  11. Isn’t amazing how we pay so much attention to detail? I’m not sure I did that before the doorscursions!

  12. dimlamp says:

    Impressive collection. In the last shot, I think the building colour makes the doors and large frames and windows above them stand out in a dignified kind of way.

  13. joey says:

    Love them all, first and last most 🙂

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Well done, Janet. Sometimes, all you can get is a hint of a door, but it’s enough to capture the spirit.

  15. oooh, I love the one hiding behind the Red Maple tree, and those gold doors! Great finds, Janet.

  16. restlessjo says:

    Love the notion of shy doors. Makes me think of ‘shy kids get no sweets’ but that’s a total irrelevance, Janet. 🙂 🙂

  17. Pistachios says:

    Took me a while to scroll past that first photo – it had me captivated!
    Excellent trio of photos 🙂

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