Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia doors’

Phila-door-phia is a place where you can find doors ranging from très elegant to down-on-their-luck and everything in between.  No matter your taste, you’ll find doors that are tasty.  The theme song for my doors this week  might be the 1966 Spencer Davis Group’s Hit, “Gimme Some Lovin’.”  They definitely lean toward the down-on-their-luck side.

If you want to drop into More-door (where the shadows are), hobbit on over to Norm’s, where every door gets good lovin’.

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Even in a stately part of Philadelphia there’s room for a bit of whimsy. Yet, in keeping with the row houses around it, the details provide just enough counterpoint to even things out.

Our weekly doorman for Thursday Doors is Norman the Doorman, although not the “Norman the Doorman” of my childhood book. Our Norman certainly isn’t a mouse and he lives in Montreal.  But both Normans are cute and personable, so stop by the first for a visit (and links to all the doors) and check out the second at the library (or a summary by clicking the link.)

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Either sniffing the air or feeling we’re not good enough to be there

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Most of Philadelphia’s doors reflect the city’s stately history, a city that was once the temporary capital of the United States and a center for America’s revolutionaries.  Perhaps these doors reflect a bit of that revolutionary spirit as well as the eclectic diversity of the city.

Our revolutionary doorman for Thursday Doors is Norm, way up in Montreal.  Jeudi portes est très amusant, eh?  And hey, it’s almost hockey season again.  That gets my en-door-phins going!

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These doors in an historical area of Philadelphia (but how many areas in Philly aren’t historical?) aren’t just plain doors.  They’ve got that extra something that makes them grate.  🙂  Or grates that make them great?  However you look at it or them, it’s an attractive proposition.

If you have doors worthy of sharing or would just like to see what everyone else has to share, open the door to Norm’s blog, click on the blue link, and walk right into the wonderful world of world-wide doors!  Thanks for being a great doorman, Norm!

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Not long ago, we took a few days and went to Philadelphia again for a daughter visit.  While heading back to her apartment one afternoon through an area undergoing renovation, I spotted this duo.  They encapsulate the neighborhood perfectly.

To open the door to one of the most enjoyable challenges on the internet, walk/run/drive/crawl/dance/skip/ski (in winter)/cycle/roller skate…however you move, just get over to Norm’s blog and take part or just click on the link to view the entries.

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I’ve lived in basements and I’m not a fan.  I like light too much and being able to look out the windows.  But if you live downstairs, you might as well have a great door.  Some good stonework is always an advantage, too.  Just be careful on those steps when it’s slippery.

Whether upstairs or downstairs, you can always look forward to Thursday Doors, the challenge that opens doors around the world for you.  Our doorkeeper, Norm, can be found at his blog, Norm 2.0.  That’s also where you  can do a Dr. Who and go through the portal and visit doors everywhere, although not via a telephone booth.

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No dearth of photograph-worthy doors in the City of Brotherly Love. It’s filled with lovely doors of all sorts.  Today’s trio runs the gamut from intricately designed to simple and colorful to one that’s missing an essential ingredient.

Thursday Doors never misses any ingredients as cooked up a-door-ably by our amiable chef from Montreal, Norm.  Hopefully he’s no longer snowed under, but no matter.  The door to world-wide doors is always open if you click on the blue linky critter on his site.

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