Thursday doors…California doors

Posted: June 7, 2018 in Thursday doors
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I recently spent a long Memorial Day weekend in southern California (as well as Baja California), starting in Pasadena with our two daughters.  I love what this parking garage owner has done with the doors to the elevators!

© janet m. webb

One mission was to help our daughter choose her wedding dress, something I’m happy to say we did.  The shop she used was in the garment district of LA and afterwards we walked around for quite some time.  Here’s a door from that walk.

© janet m. webb

This door and its marvelous surroundings were across from the shop in the arcade where we indulged in some delicious gelato.

© janet m. webb

for Thursday Doors

Comments
  1. GeorgieMoon says:

    Some great doors here! And a lovely story to go with them. How fabulous to help choose your daughter’s wedding dress!

  2. Dress mission accomplished, sweet treat, and a doorscursion – successful day for sure. Love the elevator. 🙂

    • It was an excellent day and I didn’t even mention that we started at Amara, a Venezuelean coffee shop where we had the best mocha of my entire life. 🙂 Sweet indeed. Yes, I love the elevator door and if I remember correctly from my visit a few years ago, the other elevator doors have other scenes.

      janet

  3. ksbeth says:

    what interesting doors –

  4. Ally Bean says:

    Your door photos are interesting. I’ve never been to LA– well at least in it. I’ve been through LAX many times, but haven’t seen the city…

    • The garment district is seems like the heart of the city, the old, somewhat grittier part, although it’s right by the newer parts as well. I haven’t been to LA much, either, which is fine. I prefer Pasadena, but it was fun to roam around for part of a day.

      janet

  5. prior.. says:

    I actually walked the garment district in LA back in 1987. I was young (college age) and a date brought me all around LA on a date – and I recall seeing someone getting measured for a suit in a glass window roomed area – I thought, “Wow – talk about custom fit”
    anyhow, the city bank doors are so sturdy and artsy

  6. dimlamp says:

    Interesting collection, I like that first shot.

  7. marianallen says:

    Really nice ones! Could there BE three more different doors? And all wonderful!

  8. Norm 2.0 says:

    I do like they way they dressed up an otherwise plain elevator door. Despite the rust on the top section that wrought iron one is gorgeous. Nice shots 🙂

    • Thanks, Norm. I appreciate you making the trip all the way from Montreal to look at my photos. 🙂 I’m looking forward to tonight’s Stanley Cup game, hoping that the Golden Knights will at least win one more. Besides, that way if the Caps win the Cup, which appears likely, they could skate it at home, which is the best of all possible worlds. 🙂

      janet

  9. JT Twissel says:

    Some great finds! The garment district, hey – who would’ve thought.

  10. jesh stg says:

    You’re a good momma! When is she going to get married? Glad to have you back on Thurs. doors:) Gelato – now I have to drive two hours for that:):)

  11. slfinnell says:

    THe Garment District! I’m so jealous!! I have to settle with stopping at an estate sale this evening to look at bolts of fabric. sigh! Maybe you’ll share some pics of the area some time?????(fingers crossed)

  12. The elevators doors are outstanding. Almost like a window to the past.
    Ω

  13. Hello-Cali says:

    Glad you and your daughter found her dress in LA. I have botten both my girls formal dresses downtown for all their highschool occasions. They have always wanted to stand out in their fashion style and not ever have the same style dress as other girls. I always suggest going to LA. To fellow shoppers, It is worth the drive and the day adventure.

  14. Dan Antion says:

    Fun, special and productive weekend and some beautiful doors. I’d put that in the win column, Janet. I do like the elevator doors.

  15. What a lovely shopping trip, for a wedding dress. I just love those elevator doors, Janet, great find.

  16. So close and yet so far, once again! Our paths will cross one of these days…

  17. Congratulations, Janet! Helping your daughter prepare for the big day must have been fun and a dessert of gelato and doors must have been the ideal topping. I liked the elevator doors; thanks for sharing!

  18. joey says:

    I really like those elevator doors, too. Also, the gold accents on the shop sure do jazz it up!

  19. Its my first time to read a blog on doors. Now, I see why its quite fascinating. I think doors are work of art too plus the story and history behind them.

  20. I love photographing doors too – glad I’m not the only one 😉 x

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