Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia doors’

In basketball, a triple double occurs when a player gets a total of 10 or more in each of three statistical categories (usually points, assists, and rebounds) in one game. Simone Biles completed a triple-twisting double back flip in the floor exercise and a double-double dismount on the balance beam, both of which I can barely imagine, let alone think of doing. However, in this post, I score a triple double double with my Philadelphia doors. I’ll take it. Are those all 10’s I see?

Let’s lead off with the triple. Notice the bench in case you want to just sit and stare at the doors or if Coach Norm benches you for some door infraction. ( Don’t worry, he’s one of those who let’s everyone play.)

Now for a rather unusual double! Someone threw everything but the kitchen sink, and maybe that as well, at this house.

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Philadelphia, city of brotherly love, is the location of our virtual doorscursion. Here in Arizona, I’m excited because we have visitors through the weekend, our older daughter and her husband. We are socially distancing and no hugging, but it’s fun to have company in our new house.

The houses/buildings with these doors aren’t new, but they and their surroundings have the details we all enjoy so much. So enjoy away and happy Thursday!

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Let’s skedaddle to Philadelphia for this week’s set of doors. Everyone wearing their masks? I picked out three I really liked, then realized that they’re all doubles and the first two are double doubles. They also have a great deal of stately gravitas. But what can you expect of a city founded in 1652 by the Quaker William Penn?

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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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There really isn’t anything else that can share door space with this small but mighty example of a hobbit’s Christmas in Philadelphia, so it, like the cheese, will stand alone.

for Thursday Doors

Red doors are certainly eye-catching and these three Philadelphia beauties caught not only my eye but my phone’s camera on a visit earlier this year. I present them now for your enjoyment on this September Thursday. I do wonder how it got to be September already when I’m pretty sure only 6 or 7 months have gone by this year.

This first one has a bonus door on the side, although not red. Sort of a reddish-brown, though.

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A house that has virtually no plants or trees of any kind around it always looks sad and barren to me, something not integrated with nature in any way. In a city like Philadelphia with many row houses, there are few yards and rarely any surrounding a home. However, home or business owners still find ways to bring nature to their doors, gladdening the hearts of passers while making doors and entryways more attractive.

It seems very safe to me to be surrounded by green growing things and water. ~Barbara Kingsolver

Only as far as the masters of the world have called in nature to their aid, can they reach the height of magnificence. This is the meaning of their hanging-gardens, villas, garden-houses, islands, parks, and preserves.

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Philadelphia has a plethora of traditional doors on lovely old row houses. But it can be rather eclectic, too, as these unusual doors show. There’s something for everyone.

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As one of America’s oldest cities, Philadelphia is a repository of doors. The problem isn’t finding attractive doors, but in walking anywhere in a decent amount of time because of all the doors there are to photograph along the way. However, these three doors aren’t the usual doors of row houses or stately buildings. These doors are strictly “now.” And they’re very power-full.

The door here is on the other side, but I thought you’d forgive me for that.

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(Big caveat! For some reason, this posted on Wednesday, rather than Thursday, so I’m now thinking irritating thoughts. I’ll link it to Norm’s post tomorrow and try to be more careful when scheduling. Sigh.)

After having coffee/tea, my daughter headed to work and I ambled down Pine Street toward 2nd, where she said there were interesting shops. I figured on browsing a bit before we met for lunch. Unfortunately for me, the Philadelphia doors distracted me as they often do and after exploring a lovely old cemetery dating back to colonial days, I hadn’t even made it to 2nd when I had a text asking to meet for lunch in half an hour. I hoofed it the rest of the way, glanced at a few shops, then headed quite quickly back, trying not to allow any doors to slow me down. I was mostly successful. And I never did get to see the shops.

Here were three of my favorite doors, favorites at least until I look through the other photos. And before you leave, take a quick trip to the site of one of my favorite poets on the web, Whimsymimsy, who wrote a poem today using my first door photo. Thanks, WM, I love it.

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