Thursday Special has the theme of Nocturnal this week ( here)- and here is my official entry. A metal art hummingbird keeping watch at night. Can you see the Rose of Sharon bloom in lower right?
Also, because it time for some Thursday Doors, let’s start with a nocturnal door:
1. Backlit doorway. I left the green light in (upper right) because of an old post – and I also thought it added a nice replacement for a moon or street light. I also like the street lines here….
Now, it is time to share some leftover doors from Summer 2016.
Here is a gallery of the doors I am featuring this week (I have also added the photos below just in case you cannot see the slide show):
Here are the images again: Click to see the larger version.
2. This door reminded us of a cold, psycho ward – ha! Can you feel it?
3. This entrance way seemed to have an identity issue! The arch above does not match the door below and everything here felt disjointed – Even the lines are off – and so is the sidewalk…
4. Inspirational words: this down door opened to this up wall. The leadership here is making a statement with this….
5. Keep out sign also makes a statement. And the overgrown grass and trash says something too.
5 B – This shiny new Jaguar drove by right as I was grabbing the photo – and it was a nice juxtaposition – the impeccable car and rundown building.
These shiny mirrors on the large wooden doors were found in early summer.
6. These are doors we walk through a handful of times every year. They are doors at a restaurant we love. Richmond is known for the bricks (and regular readers have heard me say this many times) – and these bricks are quite old – maybe going back to early 1900s. Bricks are also inside – can you see them through the left door? This is my favorite door of the year so far! 😉
7. More Richmond, VA brick – and part of this building has bricks from the 1800s.
8. This old entrance way features a newer business – the Segway tours in RVA
9. Looking out through the doors at The Tobacco Company. One day in July, we were shopping and we met a guy – he looked like a young Charles Barkley (will share a photo later) and so we started talking and he said, “yes, people tell him that a lot”, and he invited us to come check out the place he worked – which was The Tabacco Company restaurant.. So we did – and he came out of the kitchen and everything. It was fun and food was excellent.
10. A work door — – and more bricks!
11. Yup, more bricks here too – and I also like the railings and the tough vibe of this industry back door. Feels all strong and gritty – 🙂
12. I took this door photo to text to some teens – because last April two teens (Eric Hinton and Dylan Ballard) died in a car accident and Dylan had the #28 when he played football and all summer long the memorabilia often had the #28. So this door is dedicated to Dylan and Eric.
Dylan and Eric – RIP – April 2016
13. Now I bring you to Northern Virginia – where the doors on this office building are hidden by some small Crepe Myrtle (and just like I mention the bricks in RVA, I sometimes talk of the wonderful Crepe Myrtle – one of my favorite trees). And how do you like this “O” for the front of the building – pretty cool?
14. In this last door, From Fredericksburg, VA – the orange caught my eye (and more old brick!) Orange door looked like a sliding door, but it is half of a double door,the other one is open – so inviting…
Hope you have nice day.
Is there a door here that you like the most?
Or do you find it silly to look at photos of mere doors?
I know it is not everyone’s cup of tea…but sometimes a door photo can grab a mood or capture a vibe of the current culture – and I guess that is why I like taking pictures of doors.
Go to Norm’s blog to see more doors –