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Welcome back to Thursday Doors and happy 2018.  Norm, as always, thanks for hosting this group of door lovers.

This first shot was taken while we were waiting for the train into the city of Brotherly Love. I like the bright, cheerful colors.

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I was all set to do Thursday Doors, before I recalled that doors are closed for another week.  So I decided to play a bit with a shot taken in the Southwest Airlines portion of the Philadelphia airport.  I like the bright, airy feeling of the display and a little editing fun gave it a Japanese woodcut feel.  Happy Thursday!

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Philadelphia is one of the oldest cities in the U.S., so it has a variety of doors: classical, modern, and funky.  Doors aren’t the only things worth seeing, of course, but they certainly add lots of fun when wandering the streets as our daughter and I did recently.

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Those capital letters in the title aren’t a mistake.  “The Dream Garden” is the name of a Tiffany masterpiece of a Maxfield Parrish masterpiece found in the historic part of Philadelphia.  We were walking along, stopping very often so I could take shots of doors, when my daughter said she thought this was the building that had something in it I’d like.  She was right about both suppositions!  (Not sure why I didn’t think to use the panorama feature on my iPhone, but I didn’t.)

Although this looks like a painting, it’s really a mosaic based on Parrish’s painting and it’s amazingly beautiful.  The mosaic is located in the Curtis Building, former headquarters of The Saturday Evening Post, and is close to Independence Hall, making it easy to visit.

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It’s mother-daughter time, so I’m flying my favorite airlines, Southwest, to Philadelphia for a few days.  Enjoy yourselves while I’m gone, because I’ll be enjoying myself.  See you Tuesday.

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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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