This city has an amazing history of conflict, control, and earthquakes. Today, the city spreads high into the hills surrounding the natural bay. Here are a couple of shots to give you an idea of how it appears.
The snow covered mountain in the background is Mt. Aconcagua in Argentina. It is the tallest mountain in the world outside of Asia, at 22,837 feet.
Around the bay you will find many government and commercial buildings. In these lowland areas, most doors are covered with graffiti.
When you move up into the more residential hills, the graffiti is replaced with many artistic murals. The graffiti artists mostly respect these murals, leaving many building with beautiful artwork.
I want to close this post with a very bright building facade. This business is a liquor store.
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St. Petersburg, Russia.
The featured image shows a beautiful open door with an inviting room behind. The walls and the floors are rather exceptional as well.
There are so many rooms of treasure in this museum, that there are almost endless doors to photograph. I only snapped eight of these doors for this post.
Here we have a door just beyond the door.
If you look closely, you will see the door into the main reception hall at the head of the stairway. That door is almost 20 feet high, based in the size of the people in front of it.
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During our first day on in Amsterdam we did a walk about the town and I saw this one door that I just had to share.
This was particularly appropriate for me because I have been playing league pool since 1999.
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Porvoo, Finland – My wife and I just got back from a two week Baltic cruise that included a visit in Helsinki, Finland. We made several stops on a tour of the area, including a wonderful stop in the Medieval town of Porvoo. Here is a shot that I posted earlier this evening of one of the cobblestone streets of this picturesque town:
I felt is was appropriate to add this shot because of the half-door on the right hand side of the photo.
Now for some door shots from our excursion:
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This week, I want to feature some of the lovely doors from Chatham, Massachusetts at the south east corner of Cape Cod. My wife and I did a ‘walkabout’ while there for a wedding a few weeks ago, so I had a great chance to capture some wonderful doors.
This featured image is a lovely blue door on one of the older buildings in this colonial town. I featured this door on a post for Tuesdays of Texture along with the plaque affixed to the house next to the door.
Right next to this quaint little cottage is a wonderful garage with two lovely doors:
Here are several other doors captured during this doorscursion:
Finally, I just had to post the front of a small house on one of the side streets in the town. Perhaps you can guess why.
Two Churches in Chatham, Massachusetts
My wife and I attended a wonderful wedding in Chatham, Massachusetts last weekend. While there, we went on a photo excursion that, of course, included some wonderful doors. For this week I will post a few pictures of two of the churches in town.
The first church is Saint Christopher’s Episcopal church.
The second church on main street is the First Congregational Church organized on 1720.
There were two smaller and less interesting side doors, but they must be included to complete the series:
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Today I have a brief tale of dealing with the front door on our home.
Two weeks ago i did my biennial (once every two years) job of sanding and treating the outside surface of our front door. This keeps the door in tip-top shape, especially since the door does not receive much direct sunlight.
While treating the doors, i rediscovered that the flush bolt on the stationary panel was missing a part, so the latch at the bottom of the door would not raise the bolt out of the door sill. This meant that I had to use a screwdriver to slowly pry up the bolt out of the sill so that I could open the non-active panel for treatment.
Well, ignoring the problem for another year was just plain lazy, so I called our home builder to see about replacing the flush bolt. He passed me on to his door agent, who passed me on to DSA Doors in Raleigh, NC where the original door was purchased. When I contacted the service department at DSA doors, they wanted me to text them pictures of the entire door and of the flush bolt so that they could order the correct parts.
So, I decide that this episode would make a decent reintroduction to my usual Thursday Doors posts. The featured image is of the flush bolt extending down into the sill, and the second picture is of my reconditioned front door.
We have since replaced the worn out welcome mat in front of the door and I am still awaiting the arrival of the new flush bolt. Then Donny Mills, our home builder, will send over someone to help me take down the very heavy door panel and install the new part.
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Doors of Old San Juan
Today I have a treasure trove of pictures from the streets of Old San Juan. This city has some of the most beautiful cobblestone streets and brightly painted buildings to be found anywhere in the world. I selected the Featured Image because the door-within-a-door aspect seemed appropriate.
My wife and I have been to Puerto Rico several times in the past, so we decided to avoid any excursions offered by Holland America and just do a door, window, tree, and general photo excursion. I will present the doors in the order that they were taken on our walk.
We stopped at the Parrot Club on the recommendations of friends. We had a wonderful appetizer and their signature drink, the Passion Parrot. I had to include a photo of the drinks. They were fantastic:
Here are two former doors that are now downtown art.
I will end this doorscursion with a typical downtown building with a beautiful street lamp in the right foreground.
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Continuing with my theme for this week, I will showcase door photos from St. Lucia. Because we were on a nature excursion, I did not get to visit any cities on the island to photograph their interesting doors. I did, however, find a few doors along the way.
The following door is the main entrance into the plantation house for the Morne Coubaril Estate.
These final doors are from an abandoned dwelling on a very small island that we sailed by as we were departing St. Lucia.
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Today we have a guest photographer. My son Abe and his wife Maggie spent over a week in Ireland on their honeymoon. They just got home last evening. On their first full day in Dublin, they were able to capture 9 door photos that are very much worth sharing. I don’t have all of the details yet on each door, but perhaps Abe can fill those in for me after seeing this post. I know they visited the Guinness Brewery and Trinity College and went to see the Book of Kells in the college library.
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