Thursday doors…Naperville

Posted: September 6, 2018 in Thursday doors

The morning of Labor Day, my daughter and I got coffee/tea in downtown Naperville, then walked around a bit.  Here are a few doors spotted on our walk.

I’m not sure why the plastic bags were hanging from the door handle and it amuses me that “entrance” has morphed into “trance” due to where I took the photo.

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Doors at Barnes and Noble made more interesting by all the reflections.

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We had a good morning without rain and all the Labor Day morning activities finished in dry weather.  However, any afternoon picnics didn’t fare nearly as well as thunderstorms moved through the area.  All in all, though, it was a good weekend.

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  1. Glad you had a nice family weekend. The reflection in the last door is very interesting, and I’m guessing that plastic bag maybe holds the first door open. 🙂

  2. andy1076 says:

    A very unique trance experience for sure! (drum roll k’ching) 😀

  3. Dan Antion says:

    No fair using textured glass to mask a selfie 🙂

    These are great doors. Although they are the most modern, I like that row of green doors the best today. There’s just something interesting about the perspective and the reflections.

  4. I do like those reflections on the glass in the Barnes and Noble doors.

  5. Nice doors. When I think about how many doors you alone have posted, it becomes amazing how varied all doors can be. They each seem to have their own personalities.

  6. scr4pl80 says:

    Way cool doors. I think they might have found something more interesting to use than a plastic bag to keep the door open though.

  7. Norm 2.0 says:

    The cool blue is perfect for what I assume is a club with live music. I also thought the mail slot in the left side wall on the last one is interesting too.

    • I’m still trying to figure out if there’s a bunch of junk behind that last door or what all that jumble is. I’ll have to take a closer look next time I get there. Yes, cool blue makes me think of jazz, another thing I’ll have to check.

  8. Can see you had an enjoyable Labor Day weekend plus a few nice doors with reflections:(

  9. Nice work, Janet. I like that first door.

  10. Rowena says:

    Hi Janet,
    I’ve just sat down at my computer with a cup of tea and hot donut after a maniacal run with the kids after school and needing to get my daughter to her ballet class on time. The messgae for me lately has become: “The power of no”.
    I had to do a quick Google search to find out where Naperville is and it’s near Chicago, which from memory is Blues Brothers territory. Love the first of your door series as it’s so creative and original. Can’t help think that fun and good music are behind that door. BTW have to ask if that is anyone in particular playing that guitar? What’s the story behind that door?
    I also love reflections and how everything gets reversed or how you get frames within frames.
    Enjoyed stopping by.
    Best wishes,

    • Good morning, Rowena. Thanks for such a long, chatty comment, a lovely way to start the morning.

      Ah, the power of “no”, a wonderful thing/word to use as needed and sometimes you need to use it liberally just to remain sane (or relatively so.)

      I don’t know anything about the door, something I guess I’ll have to try to remedy. I just glanced over as we were walking by and there it was. It really does project good times with good music, doesn’t it? I’m also a fan of reflections, so I’m happy you enjoyed these.

      Off to start a long, but hopefully good, day. Thanks again for stopping by and talking.


  11. Joanne Sisco says:

    A winning trio of doors 🙂

  12. marianallen says:

    Great doors! Yeah, I’m guessing the plastic wraps around that hook to the right of the door and holds the door open. Simple and ingenious!

  13. joey says:

    Blue is the perfect background for the mini mural. I am ever so curious about the last door, but then, doors themselves are also curiosities.

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