Posts Tagged ‘doors’

My husband took Friday off for my birthday and we went to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and home in Oak Park.  More of that in other posts.  Naturally that meant that Friday was the coldest day of an almost two-week span:  39, cloudy, windy, and chilly.  After the tour, we decided to brave the cold and walk around some of the historic neighborhood where all the houses, even if not designed by Wright,are huge and gorgeous.

Although this is a Thursday Doors post, I couldn’t share just the doors.  The houses themselves are worth a look even if, in this case, FLW didn’t design them .  In this first shot, you get both a gate and a door at no extra charge.  This might be my favorite house.  It’s certainly my favorite front walkway.

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As we walked past this house, I discovered the only door we could afford.

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There’s always something about a red door, especially when accentuated by a red window frame.  And when both are in a stone building, they’re hard to beat.

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Now add a way to stay ahead of your neighbors.  Trés unique!

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Doors tend to come with buildings and some buildings are a bit more prepossessing than others.  Here are three that I came across in Colmar, France.  Whether formally elegant or elegantly informal, all three are attractive. Croissants and a café, anyone?  Afterwards we can visit other doors via Norm’s portal in Montreal.  Happy Thursday!

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There are flowers everywhere in Colmar.  Some of them are even found around doors, the perfect combination.  Right now, with winter hanging on and not much color to be found, it’s especially fun to browse through photos of summer and to remember strolling through the colorful streets of one of Europe’s most attractive cities.  I can also take pleasure in the thought that today is the last day of February and that perhaps spring is just around the corner.

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Last summer my husband and I biked in and around Indiana Dunes State Park.  We also drove along roads by Lake Michigan where there were rows of beach houses.  As you’ll be able to see from these doors, these aren’t little, casual summer homes!  These beauties live in Long Beach, Michigan.

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Okay, it’s unlikely that Fougerolles will ever be luring tourists by advertising its selection of doors,  but it’s not just all cherries and distilleries.  Here’s a small selection for your Thursday delectation.  Be sure not to miss the last one!

Here in the U.S., we’re celebrating Thanksgiving.  I have so much for which to be thankful and you, my blogging friends, are certainly a part of that.  Thanks for making my days brighter and more interesting.

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This house in Fougerolles caught my attention despite having nothing to do with cherries.  It was empty and, if you had the money a/o time to fix it up, would make a large, inviting home within walking distance of church, bakery, the cherry “factory”, and several distilleries, as well as a bookstore.

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