Thursday doors…alternative doors

Posted: January 20, 2022 in Thursday doors
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The definition of a door for Thursday Doors is elastic, including a variety of alternatives. My first alternative door today is the door to a Southwestern fireplace that you might find in an adobe home. This one sports Southwestern motifs: two saguaro, a century plant, a quail, a javelina (AKA wild pig or collared peccary), and of course, the sun. Since it has hinges, that elevates it from mere firescreen to fireplace door in my estimation. 🙂

All three doors today are from Tohono Chul Botanical Garden, which we’ll visit more in-depth once I finish with the Chihuly exhibit.

I like that this gate’s center parts are made from found wood, helping it blend seamlessly with its surroundings. It reminds me of the way the people in Costa Rica used long sticks for their fences.

In contrast, this sturdy gate is much more finished, although I’m not sure what happened to the missing bit on the right-hand side.

  1. Sheree says:

    Interesting trio

  2. peggy says:

    Very unique doors. It would be interesting to know way part of the third door is missing.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Three wonderful doors, Janet. I love the way we stretch the boundaries of doordom. I’m thinking maybe one of the wild pigs wanted in or out of that gate. I like the gate made with sticks.

    • Who knows what a wild pig wants? I just hope one never wants anything in our yard (although where we currently live, there are walls around each backyard so that pig would have to be very athletic to get in)

  4. Very cool doors! I do like the top one the best though.

  5. Doors come in so many shapes, designs, and motifs. Great choices of contrast in your trio.

  6. There are so many ways to approach the concept, and I’d expect no less from you than a very creative interpretation. I’m never disappointed by what you come up with!

    • I’m having to work for doors these days as those around us aren’t particularly interesting. But this visit garnered a few interesting ones and I’m glad you enjoy them. I always enjoy finding and sharing them.

  7. Emille says:

    Love the first capture with the pig in detail – very cute! The black gate is nice too:)

  8. belocchio says:

    Marvellous doors! Each one leading to an adventure. A chance to escape for just a bit into another world. Cheers Virginia

  9. Ally Bean says:

    I very much like the gate with center parts are made from found wood. It give me an idea…

  10. Wow, very unusual and wonderful doors. I especially like the last photo!

  11. Gates are doors too. These are marvelous. Hugs on the wing!

  12. The door on the wall looks like there is an oven there where they grill pizzas. And the gates are amazing!

  13. All lovely but the first one is brilliant!

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