Thursday Doors – October 6, 2016

Thursday Doors is a weekly feature allowing door lovers to come together to admire and share their favorite door photos from around the world. Feel free to join in on the fun by creating your own Thursday Doors post each week and then sharing it, between Thursday morning and Saturday noon (North American eastern time), by using the blue link-up button below. 

Midtown Atlanta

A few weeks back I featured my photo walk/doorscursion with Michelle Lunato during my time in Atlanta in this #ThursdayDoors post.

I was also lucky enough to meet up with another Atlanta area blogger, Ludwig Keck from Two Camera – Two Views. Ludwig and his friend David were nice enough to come in to town to join me for a doorscursion around the Midtown area; a part of the city which I had never seen before.

For those who have never been, I’d say that it’s relatively easy to keep your bearings straight in Atlanta…ahem, once you get used to the fact that every other street is called ‘Peachtree’ Road, or Lane, or Boulevard, or something.

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Then don’t forget to factor in the added confusion of all the possible cardinal point combinations and permutations i.e. NE, SW… or the classic South Peachtree St. NW!?!? Really Atlanta? FFS!

Okay I may be exaggerating on that last one but no – Atlanta streets are not confusing at all *he said sarcastically* 😉

All the more reason to go exploring in the good company of locals. So the three of us met at my hotel and headed out on foot with cameras in hand.

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One of the first places we passed was this little restaurant with an iconic little mascot sitting out front. Anyone care to guess what type of food this place served?

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Would be a cool way to deliver pizza.

We walked a few blocks east and in no time we were in front of the historic Fox theater.  I’ll have another doors post totally on the Fox in a week or two but for now check out the wonderful old sign and marquee.

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But since Thursday Doors is about doors, maybe I should just shut up and show you some of the nice ones I found:

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I had no idea that the Bard hung out in Atlanta – surely thou jesteth…y’all!

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A lovely trio on the North Ave. Presbyterian Church

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The grand row of doors on the Georgian Terrace Hotel

Since we were all wearing sagging pants we wouldn’t have felt welcome in this place 😛

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Requisite photographer selfie

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This one: because beautiful light and shadows

These last shots are all from Saint Mark Methodist Church with great hardware and stained glass. I would have loved to see the inside of this place.

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Many thanks again to Ludwig and David for an enjoyable afternoon as well as the chance to get out and discover some of the city.

Feel free to join us and add the link for your Thursday Doors post to our weekly list, by clicking on the blue button below and following the simple instructions. It’s easy, it’s fun, and it’s also somewhat addictive 🙂

If you share your posts on Twitter and Instagram remember to use the #ThursdayDoors hashtag and please do take a few minutes to visit the Thursday Door posts shared by others.

Special Note: Monday Oct 10th is our Thanksgiving holiday here in Canada so as I do each year, on Friday evening I’ll be unplugging completely from all social media to enjoy the long weekend with family and friends. I’ll be back on Tuesday to reply to comments and check out any Doors posts I might have missed.

As always I thank you for looking 🙂

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About Norm 2.0

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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53 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 6, 2016

  1. ianbcross says:

    I am a links novice Norm, so please forgive my attempts to link my blog Borderline wordpress.com/post/ianbcross.wordpress.com/7921 to the Thursday Doors blog. Have a look, it is old and gnarly. I also have a fondness for doors and hope I will be able to contribute in the future. Could you give more basic instructions please? Thanks, Ian

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  2. Love the red doors on the church! They are so bright – quite the unexpected view.

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  3. Oh my! Those lovely red doors with all that gorgeous ironwork – and so many of them. I had to laugh at the ‘no sagging pants’ sign, first time I’ve seen one of those. As for that sweet little car, it looks like a Fiat Bambino. My mum had one of those for years and loved it.

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  4. prior.. says:

    fun post Norm – and am I late to guess they sever Italian!?>

    great doors – but the window selfie stole the show for today’s post – the no sagging pants and of course the way you are right behind the words – just a sweet shot.

    and side note – hope you don’t mind me saying this – but the watermark image of your name – the shadow effect seems to pull from some photos – if you really like it then I would say keep it – but I think that a cleaner logo would be more subtle and not pull from some photos – hope it was okay to mention that – but no reply needed.

    xoxo
    hope you have a great day

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  5. reocochran says:

    Hope you enjoy your Thanksgiving dinner and family gatherings, Norm.
    The Georgian Terrace Hotel doors were really pretty. 🙂

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  6. The Marquee is great, and those Red doors at St. Marks are wonderful, finding the Shakespeare theater was interesting. It reminds me of the Globe.

    It looks and sounds like you 3 had a great Meet-Up!

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  7. Love those doors and architecture. I’ve driven I-75 many times through Atlanta…even in rush hour. That was enough for me, but there seem to be some beautiful buildings as I’ve looked about the cityscape. 🙂 Great finds.

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  9. jesh stg says:

    Wishing you a great time – greatly concur at family time to cut off social media!
    Love sign about the sagging pants:) The doors are gorgeous as always!

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  10. Ludwig says:

    Oh, you did well, Norm. I’m jealous! Great photos, even though one is spoiled by that old guy with the camera.

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Hey Norm, I never can get the frog button to work for me. So, I just do a pingback. https://margosviews.wordpress.com/?p=5582&preview=true

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      No worries. I’ll add it to the link-up list myself when I have a few minutes later and next week I’ll contact you by email and we’ll try to figure out why it’s not working for you 🙂

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  12. joey says:

    Ooh, all those red church doors!
    Atlanta’s the best bit of Georgia, I promise you 😉
    Enjoy your family time, Norm 🙂

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  13. Love the church doors.

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  14. Fiona says:

    Great shots, Norm. Loved the ones of the churches. I so wish I had taken pictures of the churches I went to when I was in Palma de Mallorca a few years ago. It also makes me so sad that churches are no longer open all the time. I remember, as a child, going into the cathedral and a couple of other churches/chapels in the little town where I grew up. We had nothing better to do, but it did give us an appreciation of the art and architecture. Be well!

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  15. Vicky says:

    A ” No sagging pants” sign- that’s a first ! Love those bold red church doors with those larger than life black hinges…so bold and striking! The Georgian windows are pretty gorgeous too. Lovely to see some Atlanta doors and all you guys out there busy snapping doors and windows…Fun!

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  16. Hope you enjoy Thanksgiving Norm.Eat and be merry. Nice doors particularly liked the red ones!

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  17. dimlamp says:

    Those St Mark Methodist doors are lovely.

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  18. bikerchick57 says:

    Nice doors, Norm. The red doors of the church are my favorite.

    I’ve heard about the streets of Atlanta using various forms of Peachtree in their name. That is too funny, but I wonder if the person who named those streets lacked a certain amount of imagination. 😉

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Peachtree overkill is what I call it and yes it shows a complete lack of imagination. What’s worse is that in the 5 or 6 trips I’ve made to Atlanta over the years, never once have I seen an actual peach tree anywhere within the city – go figure 😀

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  19. LearaWrites says:

    I love Shakespeare Tavern! Been a few times, so much fun!

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  20. marianallen says:

    So many wonderful shots! I love that Shakespeare Tavern! Looked like it was shaped like the great Globe, itself. 🙂

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  21. I have to go with the church doors as well, Norm, but the no sagging pants sign is my favorite. I know exactly what they’re talking about and I’m all for (or against?) it. 🙂

    Happy Thanksgiving a bit early.

    janet

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  22. Joanne Sisco says:

    Really? A sign for No Sagging Pants?!! That one’s a first for me.

    I too really like the red doors for Saint Mark Church. That style of hardware always reminds me of Neptune’s forked staff – except reversed.

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  23. Dan Antion says:

    Another fine collection of doors, Norm. I’m partial to the red doors at St Mark’s. Those hinges are amazing and I love the side door. Arched doors, set into stone entrances are just so impressive. I would love to see what it behind sll of them. I only.walked around Atlanta once, back in the early ’70s. Since then, it’s just been the airport for me.

    Thanks again for hosting Thursday Doors, Norm. I really enjoy reading these posts, and sharing interesting doors.

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Dan, especially for all your support.
      This visit was the first time I was really able to get out and explore a little. It’s usually airport, hotel, convention center and then home, so this was a pleasant change.

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  24. All handsome, but I really like the red doors with the massive hardware. Impressive. Too bad they don’t appreciate that saggy pants have lots of pockets for camera equipment plus they missed some free advertising . 🙂

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  25. Yeah to the cinquecento, sagging pants which happen if we want it or not, the lovely red door finish, and my favourite, demure no. 11.

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