Thursday Doors – Old and New

Hello readers, today’s door photos are leftovers from June 2018.

This first door caught my eye as the teal color of the layered doors works well with the silver/gray bricks (to me).

Then I found some interest in the uncovered awning, dropped petals, and shape of the foliage in front of the window. Also, here in Central Virginia we see a lot of University of Virginia flags – and this one stood out with the teal door – and whispered something about the homeowner.  (Back in the 1990’s I saw a business owner toss all of his Florida State items – a football and a handful of college alum items were bagged as he was cleaning up and said he was done – almost like a maturity, coming of age thing for him.)

Seeing this college flag hanging made me (briefly) wonder about this homeowner: Did they graduate from this school? – Did their child go there now?

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The Virginia Historical Society has some fun stairs leading up to their metal-riveted front door:

I sometimes drive by this old house and finally had the chance to grab a photo through the window. A little blurry, but I was able to get a shot of the doors that caught my eye – and that enormous tree to the right.

And right down the road, we have a new building –

The side door seems so simple… on this very strong structure

Thanks for viewing –

If you want to see more doors, or share some of your own, check out Norm’s blog here.

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. 

And this week, Dan had us all laughing with his “alcohol-fueled-crowd-sourced doorscurrsion

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43 thoughts on “Thursday Doors – Old and New

  1. (EN) The old doors that have seen so many stories and knowledge,the new door that looks ready to learn the future things.Nice Y
    (IT)Le vecchie porte che hanno visto tante storie e conoscenza,la nuova porta che sembra pronta a imparare le cose future.Bello Y

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  2. Really like your thoughts on the first door, Y. Could be someone is going or recently graduated from college. Or their kid could be going there…or who is behind that door is not who you may think it is. Or someone could have thought that it was a nice flag to hang around. How we adorn our front yard can say quite a bit about ourselves, or give off some kind of impression of ourself. I’ve never been one to hand flags outside my house – in some countries I’ve lived in, people feel very a patriotic to certain flags and not others. Also I just don’t like drawing attention to my home in general.

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    1. Hi Mabel – your thoughts are exactly what was going on in my mind. How the choice to add a flag says something and can draw attention.
      We used to have a fun “birthday flag” that was nice to hang out when someone had a b-day but that had a limited window of time where it was fun.

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      1. I’ve heard of birthday flags. Some times people hang balloons outside their house when they are having a party and expecting guests, making the party place easier to find. Maybe if you every find that b-day flag it will bring back nice memories 🙂

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      2. Hi – well the flag shredded and fell apart within two years. All that full sun.
        And yes, people here also put up balloons and signs for parties. and that reminds me – I have noticed that apartment complexes and new car businesses now have these plastic balls on sticks that look like balloons. They do not sway as much as real balloons but have less environmental impact as disposable balloons. Have you seen them>

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      3. That poor bday flag. It served its purpose while it lasted. Actually I have never seen those plastic ball sticks that look like balloons. Maybe it’s a thing in the States.

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  3. Give me a door or a window instead of a wall metaphorically speaking. We do need walls for support of buildings and to separate rooms but in life walls can be good or bad.

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    1. Oh thanks for the comment, Linda – and I drive by this place a few times a year and almost got it in a dust of snow last winter. But did not feel like turning around to get a picture – but this time i had a quiet day – easy stop and open road — so a picture was a snap – 🙂

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  4. These are great doors! I love the teal door. That’s a color I have problems with, so I’d never identify a door as being teal, but I like it when I see it. The stairs at the Historical Society are quite interesting. Thanks for the ping, and have yourself a great weekend!

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  5. 409 is definitely my fave door. I wonder about the metal overhang/awning – like “something” is missing! These steps make for an awesome shot, but if I would walk down if if would have trouble and get dizzy? Did you walk on them?

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    1. Hi – thanks for asking about the steps – and no – I have walked by them a dozen times – driven by them even more – and plan to visit there this summer. Keep you posted.

      and you are so right about the awning….

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  6. I love that first photo – the front of this house is so photogenic – but it’s actually the last door that has really captured my eye. Until I looked at the last photo, I didn’t have an appreciation for how deep that first step was!!

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    1. After your comment I went back and looked at the pictures and the deep step stands out even more. I have a feeling that a lot of “earth” will be added and the foundation just runs a bit deep. Hm – but now I am going to make sure I share a picture of the finished building – so let’s see how it turns out.

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  7. The first door picture is lovely. The land scape and the color of the door are quite matching. The stairs leading up to the Virginia Historical Society is awesome.

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  8. Door 409 really is captivating, isn’t it? Love the color and the metal detail.
    I wonder similarly. To fly that flag, what is the extent of their loyalty there? Here, people will fly whatever they cheer for. For years and years, my parents and two other couples (With no affiliation to the universityreferenced) went to games and tailgate parties and wore the clothes — I never got it. Sports. Meh.
    Also, I love how 409’s peonies have littered the yard so gracefully 🙂

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    1. Hi Joey, funny to read littered and gracefully side by side like that – nice sentence and it fits it so well.

      and interesting about the couples getting on the sports community scene – and I can see why they did it – quite a blast – and how even more fun that they had no affiliation – sometimes sports fans are so inclusive, eh?

      thanks for the comment
      🙂

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