Posts Tagged ‘Thursday doors’

My husband took Friday off for my birthday and we went to visit Frank Lloyd Wright’s studio and home in Oak Park.  More of that in other posts.  Naturally that meant that Friday was the coldest day of an almost two-week span:  39, cloudy, windy, and chilly.  After the tour, we decided to brave the cold and walk around some of the historic neighborhood where all the houses, even if not designed by Wright,are huge and gorgeous.

Although this is a Thursday Doors post, I couldn’t share just the doors.  The houses themselves are worth a look even if, in this case, FLW didn’t design them .  In this first shot, you get both a gate and a door at no extra charge.  This might be my favorite house.  It’s certainly my favorite front walkway.

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As we walked past this house, I discovered the only door we could afford.

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There’s always something about a red door, especially when accentuated by a red window frame.  And when both are in a stone building, they’re hard to beat.

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Now add a way to stay ahead of your neighbors.  Trés unique!

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Doors tend to come with buildings and some buildings are a bit more prepossessing than others.  Here are three that I came across in Colmar, France.  Whether formally elegant or elegantly informal, all three are attractive. Croissants and a café, anyone?  Afterwards we can visit other doors via Norm’s portal in Montreal.  Happy Thursday!

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There are flowers everywhere in Colmar.  Some of them are even found around doors, the perfect combination.  Right now, with winter hanging on and not much color to be found, it’s especially fun to browse through photos of summer and to remember strolling through the colorful streets of one of Europe’s most attractive cities.  I can also take pleasure in the thought that today is the last day of February and that perhaps spring is just around the corner.

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Every time we drove to Plombieres les Bains,  France, we turned from the scenic back road to the main road at a point where we saw several buildings that had seen better days.  Once a distillery, the stone buildings were still attractive, so finally one day on the way home, we pulled over to explore, starting with this building behind the main structure.

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An empty building can attract the wrong sort of people.  Of course not those in search of doors, but those interested a spot of burglary.  To thwart such nefarious notions, the owner/s attached this notice (enlarged in the second shot) to a very nice set of shutters on the main building.

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I was dreaming of France, so I “paged” through my files from Colmar and picked out three doors to share today. It’s been rather colds and icy outside and busy at work, so they were pleasant dreams. I hope they make your day more pleasant as well.

I’ve been rather busy the last two days with work, so my apologies for posts I’ve missed.  Pre-Valentine’s Day at a patisserie is rather busy as you can well imagine.  I hope you have a wonderful day, whether or not you do anything special.  Just remember those you love today and tell them that you do!  Any day is just the right time for that.

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Directly across from one of the Scottsdale tent shows is a faux frontier town.  You can rent a horse to ride.  Not sure what else they do.  but I manged to find some doors.  Even thought they’re not real, or at least really old doors, they still look rather authentic.

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