Posts Tagged ‘gates’

Besides beautiful old buildings and doors, Pasadena has classic gates. Let’s take a quick look.

“There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.” –Charlie Gordan”― Daniel Keyes, Flowers for Algernon

“Either you enter the interesting gates and experience interesting things or you stand behind the gates and sit cowardly!”
― Mehmet Murat ildan

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I’m once again trolling the archives of last year’s visit to France for my Thursday Doors entry this week. I’m sad to say there will be no visit this year but I can’t imagine having to wear a mask for all the time it would take to get from the Phoenix airport to the Basel airport–with possibly two stops and all that time in the air! However, with the ease of virtual travel, we can zip over for a few quick stops.

First stop is a favorite spot–Luxeuil-les-Bains. Remember that les bains means the baths and this is one of the places in the area where you can get into hot water and have it be a good thing.

I do love shutters and a balcony filled with flowers. Since many doors open almost right into the street or sidewalk, it would be much nicer to sit up above the crowd.

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Shelter-in place, self-isolation, and quarantine are all for the body, but mind is free to roam the world, so tighten your seatbelts and put your tray tables in their upright and locked positions. We’re on our way to the Franche-Comté. See that? I made a little rhyme.

As all Thursday Doors peeps know, gates count as doors and that’s the way I’m going today. Enjoy.

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If variety is the spice of life, it was a spicy day in Philadelphia, even though I had little time for shooting doors on this trip. Eating spicy food has been linked with living longer. Not sure these doors/gates will help with that, but you may enjoy your time more.

This is one of the most unusual gates I’ve seen.

Notice the two dogs at the bottom on either side?

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Gates are good and doors are good, but the combination is even better.  These are from Baja California.

Boundaries are good, but without a gate, all that you have are fences.
Anthony T. Hincks

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Be an opener of doors.
Ralph Waldo Emerson

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There are so many doors to open. I am impatient to begin.
Daniel Keyes,
“Flowers for Algernon”

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If you’d like to see more doors,  grab your passport and pop up to Montreal where Norm is our host.  Feel free to join us if you’d like.  We’d a-door having you stop by.  🙂

 

 

Door:  a. A movable structure used to close off an entrance, typically consisting of a panel that swings on hinges or that slides or rotates.

Gate: 1. A structure that can be swung, drawn, or lowered to block an entrance or a passageway.

Hmmm, these two definitions sound rather similar to me so with the authority of dictionaries behind me, I offer you these three gate-doors from Plombières les Bains.  Just think of a gate as an outside door with open windows.   These are not door-ky, but rather they a-door-n their space.  I heartily en-doors them.  🙂  Happy Thursday!
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