Thursday doors…today’s favorites

Posted: August 7, 2019 in Thursday doors
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(Big caveat! For some reason, this posted on Wednesday, rather than Thursday, so I’m now thinking irritating thoughts. I’ll link it to Norm’s post tomorrow and try to be more careful when scheduling. Sigh.)

After having coffee/tea, my daughter headed to work and I ambled down Pine Street toward 2nd, where she said there were interesting shops. I figured on browsing a bit before we met for lunch. Unfortunately for me, the Philadelphia doors distracted me as they often do and after exploring a lovely old cemetery dating back to colonial days, I hadn’t even made it to 2nd when I had a text asking to meet for lunch in half an hour. I hoofed it the rest of the way, glanced at a few shops, then headed quite quickly back, trying not to allow any doors to slow me down. I was mostly successful. And I never did get to see the shops.

Here were three of my favorite doors, favorites at least until I look through the other photos. And before you leave, take a quick trip to the site of one of my favorite poets on the web, Whimsymimsy, who wrote a poem today using my first door photo. Thanks, WM, I love it.

for Thursday Doors

  1. Amy says:

    Unique and beautiful doors!

  2. tedstrutz says:

    I loved this post, Janet. I love painted (and unpainted) doors, my front door is Chinese Red.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    I love that top photo, Janet. That door looks like a hard working entrance. It deserves some TLC.

    • I everyone would like the last one best, but the first one seems to be the clear winner. Too bad WP’s scheduling screwed me up and the post came out today. 😦 They no longer show which days already have a post and I think that’s what got me.

      • Dan Antion says:

        It’s always interesting to see what post and images resonate with readers. I’ve been burned by WP’s scheduling several times.

  4. Robin says:

    I love your photos. They made me homesick for Philly. There is so much great architecture. There are still cobblestone streets and great iron work on some of the homes. If you get a chance, Cafe Ole on Third Street in Old City (between Race and Arch) is a great place for lunch. Philly has a lot great restaurants and food!

    • I’ll have to check that out the next time I’m there. I’ll mention it to our daughter, too. Philly’s a great city for architecture and yes, food. Thanks, Robin.


  5. Madison says:

    Those interesting doors were a worthy trade on visiting the shops πŸ™‚

  6. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    I love Philly! And those doors are beautiful. πŸ™‚

  7. Sue says:

    LOVE that first image, Janet!

  8. Su Leslie says:

    Love the grunginess of door one, and am wondering who lived behind number two β€” it looks so narrow!

  9. de Wets Wild says:

    Ah, but it was already Thursday in some parts of the world!

  10. Sheree says:

    Fantastic doors!

  11. Whimsy Mimsy says:

    πŸ™‚ building on your first photo for inspiration…

  12. Ally Bean says:

    Gorgeous doors, great photos. The doors all look so narrow to me. Rather unique.

  13. dennyho says:

    Great doors, all three are unique, and the very white steps set off the doors in the first and last photos.

  14. Now those are doors with some character! I find it striking how narrow they are, though, even for the double doors. Must be much skinnier people that live in these buildings. πŸ˜‰

    • Hannah, the blue door is the only actually skinny one. The others are regular size but perhaps because of what’s around them, they look skinnier. How would you even get furniture in that blue one?


  15. Junieper2 says:

    That narrow blue door is different! Haven’t been here for some time – hope you are doing well!

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  17. JT Twissel says:

    Wow – really pretty – great texture and color.

  18. Each door has its own unique beauty, Janet. 😍

  19. Norm 2.0 says:

    Awesome collection. That first one has all the weathered beauty I look for in a nice door shot. The blue one seems very narrow, though I’m not sure how much the effect is exaggerated by it being so tall as well.
    Nice shots Janet πŸ™‚

    • The blue door really is narrow as well as tall, which seems not very useful to me. Glad you enjoyed these. I have lots more because every time I’m in Philly, I go door crazy and stock up. πŸ™‚

  20. marianallen says:

    1219 is either really, really skinny or really, really tall — or both. LOVE the first door with the lamp post, OF COURSE!

  21. joey says:

    Oh I LOVE that first door! Great find!

  22. That first door is a gem! Wonder if that tall narrow blue door is used? It looks too thin!

    The lamp is lovely too!

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