Thursday Doors – October 27, 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. 

Academy of Medicine – Atlanta

Just one set of doors today along with several views of the facade of this beautiful building in Midtown Atlanta.


While in Atlanta on business recently I spent the better part of a week admiring this beauty, right across from our hotel.

Early one morning I noticed how the sun was coming up behind the building and the light reflected off the hotel tower windows was bouncing back creating ‘warm’ spots on the facade. The next morning I decided to grab my camera and go have a closer look.


Built in 1941 as the permanent home for the Atlanta Medical Society the building is a textbook example of southern Neo-Classical architecture.

Upon arriving at the hotel the first thought that came to mind when I noticed this gorgeous building across the street was the film Gone with the Wind – because it is just so ‘Southern’ looking.


The medical society held regular meetings and events here for several decades, but by the late seventies due to a lack of use and maintenance, it had sadly fallen into a state of disrepair.


Major repairs were undertaken in 1983 and further renovations were done in 2010. Today the non-profit organization Atlanta Medical Heritage Inc. is responsible for its upkeep and rents out the facility for a wide range of special and corporate events from weddings to business conferences.

If you’re interested, you can read more about that here.

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As always I thank you for looking 🙂

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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51 Responses to Thursday Doors – October 27, 2016

  1. Oh these are very pretty.
    Very fucking pretty
    ( I rarely use that word but I just read your new post and it seemed apropos)

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  2. klara says:

    such a majestic building. so good that it was renovated to its full glory.

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  3. reocochran says:

    I found this to be so beautiful, Norm! Ironically, I am recuperating from cataract surgery which I had today. This was a lovely medical building. 🙂

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  4. marianallen says:

    What an utterly beautiful building! Simply elegant.

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  5. Love the light and the way it compliments the buildings in white.

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  6. lifelessons says:

    Oops.. ignore my pingback.. I posted in the frog link as well. Lost sight of what I came here to do, which was to comment on the red brick sidewalks which I love and have used in my walkways in my garden. They give a richness and warmth to these rather formal buildings.

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  7. Candy says:

    That beam of light was a great catch! Lovely building

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  8. How lucky that you did not have to travel far from your hotel to find this gem. Nice shot of the door and windows and the neoclassical building!

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  9. The light and building are beautiful!

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  10. willowdot21 says:

    Fabulous, doors and such light, such white grandeur!

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  11. jan says:

    I like your shadow in the first picture – nice light play. I got oodles of door shots in DC and Charleston – been too sick to pull something together though – hopefully next week.

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  12. jazzytower says:

    Hi Norm, love your work. Decided to join in:)

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  13. slfinnell says:

    A wedding there would be the creme de la creme.

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  14. jesh stg says:

    “Warm” white is in particular beautiful! Like the word “Academy” much better than School:)
    Thanks for hosting!

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  15. narami says:

    Have one for this week! 😀

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  16. Vicky says:

    I love the clean,classical lines of the building and the graceful doors and windows, it’s so elegant. I’m sweeping up those steps in a crinoline, fluttering a fan…

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  17. Lynn says:

    Love how the light reflects on that first shot Norm. Beautiful!

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  18. joey says:

    Lovely. The light really is spectacular there. 🙂

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    • Norm 2.0 says:

      Thanks Joey. Some of the shots are less than ideal because the sky was blown out by the direct light from the sun behind the building, but oh that warm light bouncing back in from behind me made it worth it 🙂


  19. Nice set of doors and you even managed to get your self-portrait in the first one…(Suzanne)

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  20. The entire building looks very imposing and important, in a good way. The word I want isn’t coming to mind right now, but it looks as if you could trust yourself to those inside.


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  21. Dan Antion says:

    Beautiful doors and a nice big of history, Norm. I always have trouble getting good pictures of doors that are set back so far. Your photo is great. Nicely done.

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  22. Joanne Sisco says:

    I like deeply inset doors like this one … and of course it’s arched. Yay!
    There’s a beautiful symmetry to this building. Nice one.

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  23. Handsome building, door and windows. Nice one, Norm. 🙂

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  24. Debbie Smyth says:

    Very stately, very southern. Great shots Norm

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