Posts Tagged ‘doors’

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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The promised April showers didn’t, thankfully, materialize with the exception of a few brief moments, so our daughter and I had plenty time to walk through various neighborhoods of Philadelphia.  The city is filled with row houses, so doors come fast, furious, and close together.   But there are also other types of doors.  This first one, for instance, is obviously not the main door.  No wondering where the door leads, though!   🙂

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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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