Wednesday, March 12, 2008

doors

Several bloggers from around the world have posted pictures of doors on their blogs today, so I thought I'd get in on the act. If you'd like to see more, you can go here for a pretty comprehensive list of participants.

These are the doors of the McPherson Opera House, most of which is already restored with the rest to be completed in early 2009. I love the stained glass ornamenting this door.


This is the elegant entrance to McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. Once a private residence, it has been fully restored to its original 1920's splendor.

This is the much more mundane and functional side door to our local newspaper.


This is actually the back door to a couple of downtown businesses. I think the wrought iron around the couryard is rather charming.



This is the backdoor to one of my favorite shops, the bead store.




This is the front door to a very charming historical home in my neighborhood.


The front doors to the First Congregational Church. This has a gorgeous reproduction in stained glass of part of Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling. Really beautiful backlit at night.



Not a great photo (out the window of my car) but the building is wonderful, our 140 year old courthouse built of native limestone.



Another church, this one not so fancy. I've included rather more than the door because it gives you the kind of run-down, desolated feel of the place.

This is the front door of my friend Jean. She and her husband live in a lovely old Victorian home with lots of charm.

8 comments:

Elizabeth said...

These are wonderful doors.
I'll add your name/blog to the list.
glad you could join us.
Yes, we should all spend more time painting/writing - but playing with blogs is such fun!

Julie said...

Interesting selection of doors, Susan. I like the stained glass too.

CG said...

What a great idea. I love the bread store!

christine mercer-vernon said...

all of your doors are quite wonderful, but my favorite is the last one. I can imagine, delicious homestyle meals and hot coffee with friends and family served up extra special behind this door. It just has that welcoming quality. Nothing stodgy or uptight about it, just come on in and put your feet up!

SaraLynn said...

What a neat idea. My favorite was the door to the McPherson Museum & Arts Foundation. Very pretty.

hope you are doing well today!

Sara said...

This is quite a collection of doors! I also like your very colorful creations in the post below this one.

downunderdale said...

great doors too - I have really enjoyed the experience - Dale

Kate said...

Fizzy really likes doors - it's her new thing. There are some crackers in Totnes. But I don't like to get my camera out there as I have tried very hard to be accepted as a local rather than the visitors we actually are! Lol
Where was yours, might I ask????