Archive for the ‘Thursday doors’ Category

Sometimes you don’t need a special color to make a door attractive. “Plain” wood can be as beautiful as anything as these Philadelphia doors aptly demonstrate. Of course, details matter, both on and around the doors, but these have that covered as well.

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Philadelphia is home to so many doors worthy of Thursday Doors that it can be difficult to walk without constantly stopping for “just one more” shot.  Sometimes you get more for your money, though, as in these two-fer doors, unlike the ordinary single doors I imagine most of us have fronting our homes.  So sit back and enjoy twice as much for your time!  What catches your eye today?

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Sometimes it just takes one and nothing else can match it.  This door from Luxeuil-les-Bains, France was the one for me and, I hope, for you in this edition of Thursday Doors.  It felt very Audrey Hepburn.

Fashions fade, style is eternal.
Yves Saint Laurent

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One should either be a work of art, or wear a work of art.
Oscar Wilde

After an excellent lunch, it’s always good to take a walk.  Because we’re here during the week, there are slightly less tourists than usual, so let’s be thankful for that.  But you still have to be careful not to suddenly stop when you see just the right door (or a great patisserie.)  You might get rear-ended.

Old churches often have great doors and these first two prove that rule.

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Not far from where our daughter lives in Philadelphia, the houses are lovely; not modern, but full of beautiful history. And, in these cases, color and detail. Walk with me awhile.  The rain has held off and it’s a lovely spring day.

The purest and most thoughtful minds are those which love color the most.
― John Ruskin, The Stones of Venice

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What did we do while I was in Philadelphia?  Ate well, stopped at many coffee shops, walked a lot, watched episodes of “Father Brown” in the evening…and took shots of doors (naturally).  The first door I saw is the first door in this post.  I was just ready to take a photo when the woman who lived there walked up.  I complimented her on the door and she said the artist had done more doors.  I can see why.

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Every recent visit to France so far has included at least one visit to Plombières-les-bains.  Unfortunately, this visit, our favorite restaurant was closed, but we enjoyed walking through the town, looking in shops windows, having a bit of lunch elsewhere.   The church was closed for restoration.  But there were as always plenty of doors.  This first set leads to a restaurant that we’ve never found open, not far from a tea shop we’ve never found open.  Mysteries, mysteries.  The name, by the way, means “Roman square.”  The restaurant is located on the square and the roots of the town are definitely Roman. The look, however, is more Art Deco.

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