PNW Door

For this week’s Thursday Door I present a typical, somewhat-posh-but-not-overly-so, homey and welcoming Pacific Northwest door:


Let’s have a seat, sip our coffee & chat, shall we? For more responses to Norm’s Thursday Door series, (or even to join in!) click here.


A Truck Door is a Door, Right?

Here’s the thing: I’ve run out of doors in my little photo archive. My trip to Portugal, a veritable gold mine of doors, is already long ago, and frankly, my hometown is not architecturally door-rich.

But I wanted to share in this week’s fun, so I got out from behind my desk and pounded the nearby pavement, looking for something worthy….

I found this, and submit it with a bit of a cringe….it’s a stretch, but hey! it’s cool…


I don’t know whose truck this is, but it’s usually parked in this spot. The back of the truck is sometimes full, really FULL of stuff ~ packaged food, kitchen items, clothes, you-name-it.  It’s the freebox with the most style ~ take what you need, leave what you can/don’t need, and share. Today, the back was very slim pickins…but neat truck, right? I mean…door!

I’ve distracted the door-lovers enough ~ for some fantastic, and proper doors, click here for Norm’s Thursday door series.



Door Expressions

For this week’s Norm’s Thursday Doors, I picked this neighborhood door with a lot to say:


Sorry about the poor focus ~ I took it too quick and didn’t give my phone time to get a grip. Some doors I feel great about snapping, and others I feel almost intrusive. Despite all the messages displayed, I got the feeling these folks didn’t want loiterers….or photographers!

To see more responses from this door-fetish community, or to join in, click here.

Art & Doors

For Thursday Doors I’m taking my cue from Norm’s theme this week – street art doors. I too am a big fan of street art, and luckily I found a door within a piece I’d photographed last year in Lisbon:


I’m sorry to say I don’t have the artist’s name for this piece – if you know, please let me know!

To see more responses for Norm’s weekly photo feature, click here.

Winter Door

It’s January, and here in the northwest US that means dark, cold, grey, wet and foggy. Seriously, it’s not a winter vacation destination. It’s a hibernation, procrastination kind of season and this door is a fine example:


Around here holiday decor often remains well beyond the season, but the sentiment is lovely, so who cares? Tomorrow, honey, I’ll take it down tomorrow. Or maybe in April, okay?

To see more responses to Norm’s Thursday Doors, click here.

Door Access

Today, for the Thursday Door series, Norm posted some fantastic Montreal doors along with their unusual ingress (check them out here) ~

I immediately thought of this photo from Sintra, Portugal:


Such a dramatic difference from the delicate iron spirals Norm featured, eh? Yet still echoing the odd ways people change up a building…somewhere an architect is groaning.