Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

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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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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for Six Word Saturday

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?

© janet m. webb

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