Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia 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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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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Not all doors are easy to photograph.  Some hide behind trees or cars or people or in other ways.  We must honor their reticence, yet share their beauty with other door lovers.  These were hiding in Philadelphia.  But there’s no hiding the eclectic collection of doors you’ll find by joining the Thursday Doors a-door-able group of photographers.  Just head over to our head doorman and after admiring his post, click on the link frog to open many doors.

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Although Philadelphia was founded long before cars were around and it’s much easier in many ways to do without one if you live in the city environs, there are now plenty of cars and where there are cars, there are sometimes garages.  I, for one, can appreciate the Philadelphia garage, having had to hope for a parking spot too many times over the years of visits.  These garage doors aren’t your usual doors, though.  See if you can spot some of what makes them interesting and maybe a bit a-door-able.

If you can drive in the snow, head up to Montreal, park at Norm’s garage, then walk through doors all over the world.  Take your time.  There are no parking tickets.

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I suppose these could be called “double doors”, but I like “twos.”  It’s one of those word that when I look at it for a time, looks weird.  I found these two twos in Philadelphia, but in addition to the two sets of Tudors two doors, there are lots of twos in the photos, three photos but only of two sets of doors.  There are even twos in the addresses.   Too many twos to count?

The doorkeeper for all of us is Norm, possibly still digging himself out of winter in Montreal.  But the doors, whatever the number, are always open, so come on in.

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As we wandered in the old part of Philadelphia, we spotted all sorts of doors and buildings worth photographing.  One such duo is the Italian Consulate, housed in a building of old world charm and detail.   Sometimes the effect of a door is more than just the door itself.  The surroundings can make it even more special, as in this instance.

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Because some days are just like that.  🙂  Not sure I’d want to come home to this every day, though.  Happy February!

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