Thursday Doors – September 15, 2016

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Castleberry Hill – Atlanta Doorscursion – Part 1

Note: This week’s Thursday Doors post is written in two parts, showing you two different photographers’ impressions of the same doorscursion. The second part can be found over at Michelle Lunato’s Photography blog.

A few week back while in Atlanta on business I had the good fortune to meet up with fellow blogger and photographer Michelle Lunato.

Since she knows the area much better, she had suggested Castleberry Hill as a nearby neighborhood with good doorscursion potential. Well, Michelle turned out to be spot on.


Just southwest of the downtown core this federally recognized historic neighborhood contains an eclectic mix of restaurants and shops, with lots of old industrial spaces converted into trendy lofts and condos. We also saw some pretty cool street-art which I’ve saved for some future posts.

Here are some of my favorite (mostly door) discoveries:



One red panel?

We saw plenty of red brick and lots of lovely wrought-iron throughout the area.




With a name like ‘Match’ at first we thought this was a cigar lounge, but it turned out to be a Polynesian themed bar with an open-air rooftop lounge.


Don’t you just hate when someone plants a tree right in the middle of your shot?


On the lower left there was an old car mirror attached to the wall outside of this garage door, no doubt to offer a view of oncoming traffic before venturing out of this blind exit.


With the graffiti on the door it made for a great semi-selfie.


Across the street I found some “ghost doors’ in this old industrial building.




I fell in love with this old decorative mail box door.


And this long abandoned phone junction box too.


Of course I had to sneak in at least one shot of my hostess in action.




We stopped for lunch at a place called the No Mas Cantina which was an interesting mix of restaurant and artistic housewares/decorations shop. There was a wonderful interior door that my eye was drawn to the minute we walked in. Unfortunately there were some diners sitting at a table right in front of the door, blocking the view.

Michelle must have thought I was odd, the way I kept looking back every few minutes to see if they had left yet.

Finally the payoff – my favorite door of the day!


Please head on over to Michelle’s post to see her pics from the same walk.

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About Norm 3.0

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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78 Responses to Thursday Doors – September 15, 2016

  1. Neil C. Thom says:

    Thanks for the great photos of my neighborhood! I live in the building with the tree planted in the middle of your shot. Sorry about that, but it was there when I moved in.

    By the way, the look of the neighborhood is only part of the story. The people are what make it great. We have an Art Stroll every second Friday of the month, and our annual Loft Tour gives people a chance to step through some of those doors into some truly amazing converted spaces. The Castleberry Hill Loft Tour is 10/22/2016. More details at (Pardon the plug, but I figure folks who are interested in the doors might also be interested in what’s behind them.)

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks and welcome. Yes I saw the Art Stroll and Loft Tours while researching online. You’re right, it’s the people that make it stand out. And it’s nice to see that so many are involved in promoting and protecting this lovely neighborhood. Cheers!


  2. Looks like an enjoyable business trip with time to explore and do a doorscursion with a fellow blogger. I also liked your restaurant interior door and the fellow on the hanging swing chair (guess he likes it so much he doesn’t want to leave). Thanks for sharing your doors.

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  3. Nice collection of doors, Norm. I love the mailboxes and the doors behind the iron gates.

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  4. Steve says:

    I like the one for Match, and the one with the blue and yellow graphic screams 80’s.

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  5. What a wonderful selection, Norm! Atlanta seems to be a great place to go door hunting. I love the “ghost doors”! So funny. 🙂

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  6. Candy says:

    thanks for the door tour. Loved that funky garage door.

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  7. Amy Sampson says:

    Yes, I do hate it when someone plants a tree right in the middle of my shot. It’s also very bad feng shui to have one in front of doors. Tsk-tsk, tree planter! Great shots!

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  8. I’m with you, I like that last door the best. Well the whole scene is excellent.

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  9. Doors are one thing, but that semi-selfie steals the show this week.

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  10. Bee Halton says:

    Ah, so many lovely doors. Such a nice end of my day 🙂

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  11. willowdot21 says:

    Great post so varied!

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  12. jan says:

    I liked the ghost doors – great composition. I remember there being some lovely neighborhoods in Atlanta.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Jan. I’ve been there 6 times in the last dozen years for business and this was the first time I ventured outside of the main downtown area. Shame on me for taking so long.


  13. jesh stg says:

    Your last shot made me smile – it has the quirkiness of Southern California:) Great details of your door search. Also like that shot of the street mirror!

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  14. Cee Neuner says:

    Norm, you never cease to amaze and delight me with your doors.
    Here is my entry for this week.

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  15. Love the pictures. Maybe the red panel was where the mail goes. Love the iron gates and the ghost doors.

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  16. dennyho says:

    A great, eclectic selection this week Norm with the added mailboxes. Looks like you two had a fun day.

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  17. Ludwig says:

    Wonderful collection, Norm! I agree with the others on that last door – magnificent!

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  18. Love the pics and your favorite…but the guy hanging there is epic! Beautiful shots!

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  19. What a beautiful place, Norm. I love the line of trees against the red brick in your fifth one down but my favourite photo is that last one. Brilliant.

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  20. What a wonderful visit, and collection of doors Norm! I love the mail box, and phone box too, and WOW that last door from the Cantina is pretty awesome!

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  21. Vicky says:

    Some nice doors down there in Atlanta… my favourite is the last one too!

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  22. dimlamp says:

    Impressive collection.

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  23. Great doors and yes my favorite is the last one too! I will have to check out this neighborhood as well! Also, what a great photo of you in the mirror!

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  24. Ruth says:

    What a great selection of doors – I think I love the rusted junction box the best 🙂

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  25. Nato says:

    Great collection! It’s fun to see the different views from the same walk. And, I didn’t even see a few of those shots during the walk! Of course, my favorite the door from No Mas. It’s over-the-top cool. Thanks again for the meetup and walk. It was fun indeed.

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  26. Pistachios says:

    That last door is definitely very impressive, but I’m struggling to choose a favourite from this collection. I’m actually leaning toward the “ghost doors” because it’s something that I probably wouldn’t have noticed / paid attention to, but now I’m intrigued

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  27. marianallen says:

    Wonderful collection! I love the final payoff shot, and that front inset so far back between the two brick buildings. Those old metal boxes (mailbox and junction) are treasures! What a successful doorscursion!

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  28. tgeriatrix says:

    This is a great gallery you created during your morning stroll!

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  29. joey says:

    Really nice! So many with great character and interest. Particularly that last one! That photo of you in the building’s side mirror is great! 🙂 And yes, I do hate it when someone plants a tree in the middle of my shot!
    Great doors!

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  30. slfinnell says:

    One of my dearest friends lives near Atlanta. Now I’m gonna have to clue her in on those door treasures 🙂 Great post!

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  31. Wonderful! Loved each one of them! The Graffitti just adds another element to the collection! Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  32. What an enjoyable trip, Norm, all these doors and getting to spend time with Michelle, too. I can see why you waited so patiently (or not) for the people to move. Great selection!


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  33. Joanne Sisco says:

    That final door is definitely a beaut … especially with the little table grouping in front of it, and the swing chair, of course 🙂
    What an interesting mix of doors to select from. Besides the last one, the door that made me look twice was the plain grey door with the coloured wedges and stripes on it. This really appeals to me.
    … and of course the selfie. I’m loving the hat, Norm 🙂

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  34. reocochran says:

    The wrought iron of Atlanta is beautiful, Norm. Your photos of mailbox, electrical rusty box and other details like the mural made this a diverse selection to share! My favorite and most beautiful, saving the best for last, was Swift and Company with the formal white doorframe. (#244)

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  35. Dan Antion says:

    What a great doorscursion! You have a bunch of my favorite kind of doors, starting with the mail box and the phone box. I love those old beauties. I like the door you picked, especially with the little scene going on in front of it. I think I like 215 Peters St the best. I do like your Norm-in-the-mirror photo, that’s pretty cool, and I always like brick buildings where windows and doors have been filled in. Great job, Norm. I can’t wait to see what Michelle came up with.

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