Thursday Doors – September 4, 2014

Last week my WordPress and Twitter buddy/friend/kid sister/niece (we haven’t figured it out yet: she’s blonde – it’s complicated), That Montreal Girl launched her weekly series on another one of my favourite photography subjects: Doors

Here’s my first entry, and as a tip of the hat to the lady who started this, it’s from The Palmer House in one of my favourite cities, Chicago.

This is one of the hand-wrought “Peacock Doors” that lead to the stunning lobby and dining area that are among the most beautifully done interior spaces I have ever seen. If you ever get the chance to visit the Loop District in downtown Chicago do yourself a favour and check this place out, and don’t forget your camera:

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Thanks for looking 🙂

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World’s youngest grumpy old man & heart failure wonder boy. Interests: writing, woodworking, photography, travel, tennis, wine, and I know a bit about power tools.
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13 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 4, 2014

  1. Rose Red says:

    I’ve been there a few times. The door is exquisite and the lobby is a work of art by itself.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      I really didn’t take all the time I wanted to explore and take more pics. I’ll definitely have to go back again.

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      • Rose Red says:

        You won’t be disappointed. But then again you could do a tour online. There are many great photos of it. So much artwork and a hand-painted mural on the ceiling. In the 80’s I remember when they redid the lobby and the marble if you get up close to it you’ll see that the marbling is all hand painted. Very neat.

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      • Rose Red says:

        Oh and p.s. I will trouble you with one more interesting fact, you should look up the story of the hotel from the time of the fire, if you don’t already know it.

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  2. I love it 🙂 Thanks for the shout out. Much needed today.

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  3. Elizabeth says:

    I love doors, this one is gorgeous!

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