Thursday doors…gated

Posted: May 7, 2020 in Uncategorized
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Pasadena has many beautiful old homes and and the old part of downtown has its share of lovely buildings. I like cities where new businesses are found in old buildings, a sort of honoring of past and present together. Here are three of my favorite entryways in old town.

for Thursday Doors

  1. dmmacilroy says:

    Hi Janet,

    I collect pictures of doors like these. The ones that speak to me. So many stories to tell and they’ve seen it all.

    Nice pic.


    • There are some beauties out there, Doug. I’ve always thought the Thursday Doors group could publish an amazing book of door photos and then one day I found such a book at the library. πŸ™‚ We’ve always had rather boring doors, but I do love finding unusual a/o beautiful ones.



  2. Sue says:

    Love these doors with a history!

  3. beth says:

    lovely details

  4. The designs are each so individually different. Like portals into nether worlds … The convey different periods, like the artwork in middle pic looks quite art-deco? Love that tropical, palm trees look.

  5. Ally Bean says:

    Great gates! Pretty photos. I’m being alliterative today.

  6. Namz says:

    Every door tells its own story. There are so many different ones here in Paris too….I know a lot of people who document them. I just love to stop and look. Lovely work on your ones.

    • Yes, these made me quite happy to find and brought a smile to my face. There are lots of buildings in this part of Pasadena that have great details as well. You’d enjoy seeing them. Thanks for commenting.


  7. Timothy says:

    Very nice doors, and great photography.

  8. There’s an old building in Huntsville, our county seat and not too far away. It has offices available for rent in it and it just looks like it would be a fabulous place for a gallery/studio. Maybe one day… but I also love new businesses in old buildings.

    • Some old buildings are just….well, old! But there are so many that are beautiful, with details no one bothers to do these days. I always appreciate when cities keep those buildings. It adds so much and highlights the beauty of the past.

  9. Amy says:

    Love this door gallery, beautiful and unique.

  10. Norm 2.0 says:

    Outstanding examples of ornate artistry. They really don;t make’em like that anymore. Thanks for sharing these beauties πŸ™‚

    • I was thrilled to find them and there are others that I’ll capture when I’m next able to visit there, hopefully not TOO long from now. Lots of beautiful old buildings there and in quite good shape.

  11. scr4pl80 says:

    Love the palm trees but they are all very cool.

  12. DrJunieper says:

    Wow, you caught some pretty ones. Can’t choose a favorite! Last week was a blur, so I don’t remember how we left the conversation …anyway it was fun just to chat with you! Jesh

    • The best part is that you don’t have to choose πŸ™‚ It’s fine to like them all. Always goo to chat with you and one of these days perhaps it will be in person over coffee/tea/wine.

  13. lolaWi says:

    beautiful doors, Janet! πŸ™‚

  14. I love the green of the top and bottom ones. Great finds, Janet!

  15. Prior... says:

    wonderful gates – art and security too

    • Good point and a good combination.

      • Prior... says:

        I think I always forgot about how secure this type of doors are. In Denver, our first home had some strong iron screen doors on the front and back. I never thought too much of them, except maybe that they were heavy well later we learned that the former owner- lived there for forty years and after her spouse died, she had installed them for security reasons.
        That made sense –
        side note – have you shared a photo of your front door down in Arizona yet?

      • I haven’t shared a photo of it because it’s not all the exciting, but perhaps one of these days. πŸ™‚ In big cities there are often screen doors with the ironwork on them for security reasons but they can also be quite attractive.

      • Prior... says:

        So attractive indeed πŸ˜‰
        And wishing you a nice start to the week Janet

      • And you as well, Yvette.

      • Prior... says:


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  17. scooj says:

    A nice selection and theme of metalwork. Very grand.

  18. Joanne Sisco says:

    All three of these are beautiful and I wouldn’t want to have to pick a favourite. I wouldn’t have expected to find these in Pasadena. Great find!

    • Lots of beautiful old buildings with wonderful details as well as doors like this, although less doors than details. Pasadena is quite lovely and there are also many big, gorgeous homes, although our daughter and s-i-l live in a small condo. I don’t know how anyone affords an enormous house in California.

  19. Resa says:

    Gorgeous gated doors!!!
    We need more of those in Toronto!

  20. I love to find such treasures where the past and present meet. Gorgeous entryways, Janet!

  21. restlessjo says:

    76 is a nice number πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  22. slfinnell says:

    I love the patina on the first and last photos. Can’t create that (in my opinion.) Lovely doors!

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