Thursday doors…odd and more in Illinois

Posted: February 24, 2022 in squares, Thursday doors
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Let’s start out with an odd door for Becky’s SquareOdds, although I don’t think Dan, our host for Thursday Doors will find it odd. This is the back door of one of the BNSF trains taking passengers into and out of Chicago, in this case to and from Aurora, Illinois while stopping in Naperville where we lived. The trains before 8:30 am came from Aurora, stopped in Naperville, and then went directly to Union Station, taking about half an hour. Catch one later and you’d see every stop between Aurora and the city and believe me, there were lots of them, making your trip somewhere between an hour and an hour and a half. It was well worth it to board early, then have coffee or take photos while waiting for the stores or attractions in the city to open!

Moving on to non-square doors, I want to remind you that it’s not always about the doors themselves.

Although this Naperville house was directly across the street from a ridiculously enormous mansion, it was much more attractive and livable in my eyes and I loved everything about it, from the round window, to the enormous porch, to the attractive door. This house felt like a home; the other looked like an expanded ego in building form.

  1. candy stripes.. great door shot

  2. peggy says:

    I enjoyed your doors. Like the handles on the second doors and the third door was gorgeous.

  3. Dan Antion says:

    Excellent doors, Janet, not odd at all. I like the hardware on the center doors and your thoughts on the simpler house.

    • Thanks, Dan. The train door isn’t really odd but it’s odd enough to work for the theme and Becky’s pretty easy to work with as long as the photo is square. 🙂 I love the door handles and the entire last house. Would have loved to have seen the inside.

  4. scr4pl80 says:

    Oh yes, love the look of that house too.

  5. BeckyB says:

    Superb challenge combination, I always find it odd to see the back of trains when it ends with a carriage door. Less common sight these days in the UK

  6. Great set this week! I like the stripes on the train door, and the house door.

  7. Tanja says:

    interesting doors

  8. I like the arched door on the house, Janet. You’re right, it does look very livable! The steps & handrails to the porch remind me of the front of my grandmother’s house that was torn down years ago. 🌞

    • I love a big porch and if I were living in the Midwest again, I’d really like a house that has one. An enclosed one is more practical there because of mosquitoes, but this one looks lovely.

  9. jazzytower says:

    Loving that last one!


  10. Three varied and interesting pictures.

  11. That arched door really is lovely, Janet. I like that it’s wood stain rather than paint on that particular one. Hugs!