Posts Tagged ‘Philadelphia’

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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Literal: expressed by letters.  In this case, the sentiment is also expressed, I am compelled by my inner grammarian to add, incorrectly.  It should read “Fake happiness is the WORST kind of sadness” (unless there are only two kinds).  I’m also quite sure this isn’t a quote from the fiddling Nero, but I think the sentiment worthy of sharing and it was a fun find as we wandered the streets of Philadelphia last year.

Debbie at Travel with Intent hosts One Word Sunday (as well as Six-word Saturday–what is it with the number thing?), but she set us a hard one this week.  Looking forward to seeing other interpretations.

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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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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